Is learning our earnest? LO20561
Wed, 3 Feb 1999 12:31:05 EST

Replying to LO20550 --

In a message dated 2/2/99 6:43:04 PM Central Standard Time, writes:

> But, as I was taught to reason, something that derives value from its
> ability to
>create something else of value is a subordinate, not superordinate,
>value. Or,
>in other words, something that has instrumental value is not a higher value
>than the thing(s) it is instrumental in creating.

But even more importantly, it does not have a lower value either. If the
final creation cannot be wrought without the instrumental pieces, where is
the actual value? Do the hands of a watch have less value than the main
spring or gears? Do the parts of the watch have less value than my
ability to tell time? Does my inability to tell time have less value than
the meeting I carelessly missed? Does not equal value reside in each
requisite piece of a system?


Lon Badgett

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