PHIL 102 Lecture Notes - List Of Poker Hand Categories

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for final exam: don’t need to know all the objections and details, but broad ideas that
determine whether you’ve read the papers
1. Value
2. Game Playing
3. Open Games
work is when you do something for its instrumental value in getting other intrinsic things
play is when you do something for its own sake, intrinsic value
1. play is an activity valued for its own sake
2. playing a game is...
3. playing games is the highest intrinsically good activity
3.* playing games is the fundamental intrinsically good activity
3.** playing games is the ideal model of intrinsically good activities
3. and 3.* are very strong, 3.** is less strong
3.** is easier to see how it comes at the end of the reading
one theory....
what is playing a game?
-there’s a goal you’re supposed to achieve and a way you’re supposed to achieve it
-there’s rules that help make it what it is
-regulative rules help you to play the game well (eg. don’t fall down, you shouldn’t
sacrifice your queen in chess..etc)
-there’s a specific attitude taken towards the game
first pass: to play a game is to seek a goal through inefficient means
-eg. golf; the goal is to get the ball in a cup, but instead of the efficient way of picking it
up and putting it in the cup, you go through putting it around
-lusory goal: a goal that can only be described in terms of the game
!-eg. winning a poker hand, cross the finish line first
-prelusory goal: a goal that can be described independent of the game/in non-game
terms
!-eg. win the pot of money, get your body over the finish line
-two types of lusory goals
!-end the game via achieving the prelusory goal (closed game)
!-prolong the game through the prelusory goal (open game)
another theory...
to play a game is..
1. to attempt to achieve the prelusory goal
2. using only the means permitted by the rules
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* playing games is the fundamental intrinsically good activity. ** playing games is the ideal model of intrinsically good activities: and 3. There"s a goal you"re supposed to achieve and a way you"re supposed to achieve it. There"s rules that help make it what it is. Regulative rules help you to play the game well (eg. don"t fall down, you shouldn"t sacri ce your queen in chessetc) There"s a speci c attitude taken towards the game. Rst pass: to play a game is to seek a goal through inef cient means. Eg. golf; the goal is to get the ball in a cup, but instead of the ef cient way of picking it up and putting it in the cup, you go through putting it around. Lusory goal: a goal that can only be described in terms of the game. Prelusory goal: a goal that can be described independent of the game/in non-game terms.

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