• Janus
    5.4k


    And yet...Rule 12: this rule supersedes Rule 11 ( or is it Rule 13 supersedes Rule 12 :s )
  • Noble Dust
    3k


    That rule is meaningless.
  • T Clark
    3k
    Banno got rule 9 in first. A previously unwritten and still unnumbered rule says that if you want to state any rule (other than this one: there can be only one unwritten, unnumbered rule...oh, wait, that's another one...damn!) and especially if you want to claim its status as a numbered rule, then you must state that it is so at the time of stating the rule itself.Janus

    What you say is clearly not true, which is fine. It just goes to show that the first rules that get promulgated should be procedural rules. If people don't even try to follow the rules that came before, it's not a game at all. It could have been fun and interesting.
  • Hanover
    3.7k
    alas6dqevkesfjue.jpg
    Fred is the supreme leader.
  • Janus
    5.4k
    What you say is clearly not true, which is fine.T Clark

    Do you mean it's not true that Banno got rule 9 in first?

    Or do you mean that it's not true what I said about the unwritten rule that you must state that what you say is a rule and is rule number n in order for it to count as such?
  • Janus
    5.4k


    Yeah, but he leads us only into the oblivion of bathroom or laundry politics, and does so without even knowing what they are or that he is doing it. Truly a case of the blind leading the blind.
  • T Clark
    3k
    Do you mean it's not true that Banno got rule 9 in first?Janus

    I think I see the issue. I submitted Rule 9 and included Banno's avatar in it. I was trying to follow my interpretation of Rule 2 - which, I think, says that rules should be expressed visually not in words. I asked if that was a correct interpretation, but no one responded.

    Rule 9 says that Banno gets to decide any conflicts in the game.
  • Posty McPostface
    3.9k


    Rule for Hanover. Wash Fred and get him a nice trim.
  • Hanover
    3.7k
    I had such high hopes for Fred as Supreme Leader, but he just drank the toilet water and started chewing on the wall, so I'm not sure he's the intellectual I thought he was.
  • ssu
    467
    That rule is meaningless.Noble Dust
    You noticed?

    And not so meaningless that we got rule 13 from Janus.

    ...which is also meaningless.

    But what wouldn't be meaningless yet true in this World.
  • Janus
    5.4k


    Oh, dear poor attentiveness on my part...is there a rule against that?
  • Banno
    2.9k
    If people don't even try to follow the rules that came before, it's not a game at all.T Clark

    What happens is a competition to have the most important rule.

    I wonder how this would proceed if played only amongst women.
  • Banno
    2.9k
    Rule 9 says that Banno gets to decide any conflicts in the game.T Clark

    Eminently sensible...
  • Janus
    5.4k


    Rule 14: In any search for supreme leaders and/or philosopher kings strict criteria shall be employed in order to rule out unlikely cadidates from the get-go and minimize the risk of wasted time and futile emotional investment.
  • Cavacava
    2.4k


    And what is that criteria?

    Could it be a power beyond the rules of the game, power that creates the context of the game, that allows the game.

    Rule #8: Cavacava will not question my authoritah.
  • Janus
    5.4k


    If the search goes on within the game then the criteria must also be within the game. Also, if it can be enunciated within the game, then it must be part of the game.

    The criteria must be suited to purpose. In the case we have before us we don't need to think much; a simple rule such as 'Do not consider as a candidate for supreme leader anyone who is significantly covered in body hair'.
  • Banno
    2.9k
    Bah. Criteria ought be relevant. Trees need not apply.
  • Noble Dust
    3k


    Is the goal of the game to find a supreme leader?
  • Banno
    2.9k
    It is if you make that the goal.
  • MonfortS26
    250
    Rule 15: All white people with brown hair must exclaim "Glub Glub Walla Walla" every time they use the word philosophy. Glub Glub Walla Walla
bold
italic
underline
strike
code
quote
ulist
image
url
mention
reveal
youtube
tweet
Add a Comment

Welcome to The Philosophy Forum!

Get involved in philosophical discussions about knowledge, truth, language, consciousness, science, politics, religion, logic and mathematics, art, history, and lots more. No ads, no clutter, and very little agreement — just fascinating conversations.