By Carl Sandburg
Born in 1878, Carl Sandburg grew with the United States. As a boy he performed, studied, and matured in Galesburg, Illinois. Sandburg's memory provides a nostalgic view of small-town existence and a useful point of view on American historical past. Index.
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Producing more food will result in an increase in population that will in turn oblige us to produce more food, in an unstoppable crescendo. 45 See, paradigmatically, Marx (1867–1894): Chap. xxiv; and, on the opposite side, Polanyi (1944). 1 The Domain of Social Ontology 39 To support his thesis, Hardin uses a number of targeted examples, all of which have an underlying leitmotif: it is utopian to hope that common property will be managed, by those who use it, with the same caution with which they would manage their own private property.
Lewis believes that Quine’s idea about conventions is incorrect. By explaining conventions not in terms of language but in terms of action, Lewis has managed to elaborate an exclusively behavioral explanation for agreements. The world that Lewis has in mind has a salient feature: it is composed of agents mostly inclined to collaboration, intelligent enough 41 42 Lewis (1969). For a case study see Lewis (1969: 5 ﬀ). 1 The Domain of Social Ontology 37 to understand that collaboration is fundamental to achieve better results in the social sphere.
P. 519. 27 In the stipulative model framework one element is particularly interesting: Hume considers the promise as a manifestation of the will. It is an act through which the subject makes his intention public. This act is likely to be linked to a (present) state of mind allowing the promisor to bind himself to do (in the future) something in favor of the promisee. That is to say that if social conventions disappeared, or if a society were composed of monads, the act of promising would amount to nothing.
Always the Young Strangers by Carl Sandburg