Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Valuing Openness to Diversity of Standards Means Preferentially Pushing Towards Ever Lower Standards

Any move towards higher standards requires us to exclude more possibilities of openness to lower standards. A contradiction-in-terms results from honoring the request to value openness to diversity of standards: by becoming more open to lower standards we become also more closed to higher standards.
Added 5-28-08:
Valuing Openness To Globalization Of Minimum Standards Is Not Known To Be Good
It would close off the possibilities of raising or maintaining minimum standards, such as are high above global norms. Therefore valuing openness in that more globalized sense, reduces to a contradiction-in-terms: valuing more openness and closing-off possibilities at the same time, and in regard to the same attributes, is self-contradictory

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