Hypocritical Objectivism

Hypocritical objectivism is a term I'm coining for arguments to the effect of "the thing I value must be the only objectively valuable thing because all other values are subjective". Believe it or not, I have two examples.

Rebuttal to Shane Killian on Utilitarianism

Argumentation ethics

intellectual honesty

Celia Wagar's article


Depth in game design

Of course, this demarcation is just as arbitrary as that of anyone else who uses the "your opinion" cliche, because even depth is technically person-relative since a culture or individual who finds the game mechanics intuitively pre-solved will experience less depth, and there's nothing any *more* relative about other game design values, like the idea that failure should not have persistent consequences. Games exist to provide enjoyment, and psychology isn't an arbitrary mess.

Why you shouldn't have persistent consequences for failure


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