11.14.07 Hardin Living on a Lifeboat

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Hardin “Living on a Lifeboat” The tragedy of the commons in its various forms The final, fully formed argument A talk about the exams. ....
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The results of our trip down metaphor lane The world is not a spaceship—we aren't in it all together. The world is like a collection of lifeboats - Some are “in” and some are “out” of the boats. What is the appropriate attitude for those in the boat to take to those out of the boat? - Hardin suggests option 3—keeping people out of the boat—is the right thing to do (with a few exceptions, of course). - The following arguments are supposed to, jointly, support that conclusion (via ruin of the commons).
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Just takes one bad apple. ... - Imagine a garden where everybody can freely pick what they want. - Some people will exercise self-restraint and only take what they can eat. - Others will pick more than they can eat (possibly to sell or horde). It only takes a few of these people to take enough so that others don't have enough. You guys did this behavior in the PG game we played. So, we need strict enforcement of common
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course PHI 2630 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at FSU.

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