[FoRK] Subjective value

James Tauber <jtauber at jtauber.com> on Sat Aug 25 13:59:03 PDT 2007

On 25/08/2007, at 4:06 PM, Russell Turpin wrote:

> James Tauber <jtauber at jtauber.com>:
>> So I would contend value is still a partial ordering of pairs of   
>> things, specific to an individual and not some function (specific  
>> or general) from something to an integer X.
>
> Most of us value some things that are both fungible and continuously
> desired over time, such as potable water, kilowatt-hours, and fuel
> oil. Even in a barter society, such things will tend to be valued
> "per unit," at some scale.

Agree completely. The value is at the margin. So instead of "things"  
I perhaps should have said "(possibly infinitesimal) increase in the  
number/amount of something".

James

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