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2022年11月 7日 (月)

Feasibility of freedom/自由の実現可能性

 Students who were happy to work on such a particular assignment with such restrictions, and who gave excellent answers, were completely at a loss as to what to do once they were given the freedom to change the restrictions at their own discretion.
 Whatever we are, we operate under a variety of constraints. And not all restrictions are bad, but there are "just the right restrictions," and because of these restrictions, there is also the joy of letting the wings of human intellect flap freely.
Masahiko Sato, "Monthly Newspaper," Chuko Bunko, September 2009, "Tanoshii seiyaku" p.103

 The above biological and existential condition of human beings is "Gourisei no genkai" (Yoshinori Shiozawa) or "bounded rationality" (H.A.Simon). The reason why this condition must be described as "existential" is that mathematical theory has shown that humans have a limit to the amount of calculation that cannot be exceeded by any means when manipulating symbols and making rational inferences of some kind. In other words, the existence of "constraints" has a positive value for people who have only finite capabilities. In this sense, I argue that "constraints" are a "resource" that frees human behavior. Therefore, the central concept that supports my complex systems theory of history is "historical resource theory."

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