> K bro, lets say we take a pious christian, who would never steal, and starve him and bring him in a situation where the only way for him to aquire food is through theft - you think hes gonna act according to his desire or his values? He might fell bad afterwards, but he will most likely act according to his desire because desires are concrete and values are abstract and your evaluation that everyone acts according to values is especially abstract.
obeying desire is based on some value that grants them positive sway over our decisions. When i say value im not talking about stupid high level beliefs that you areticulate - those are in a lot of cases just cope in order to attempt to reflect the unknowable residues anyways. What matters is the deep values that we all hold - they're not fundamentally that different from higher level ones, they're just the ones that we cant get rid of because every single action is value-laden and so we're reduced to hysterical inaction if we attempt to abandon all values.
If you chose to make some food, you're acting on values. You feel like the module feeding you desire for food and modules feeding you the correct steps to take are to be listened to. We have many different "machines" in the brain pushing different agendas and taking care of different tasks. At some point, they need to me resolved with each other, because often they're antagonistic or just compete for what to do in a given situation. This fundamental action of reconciling antagonistic systems is based on a machine of valuation.
The only crazy thing im saying i think, is that this valuing machine that prioritizes this or that, it's not separate from our higher level (more abstract and accessible) values. So we can tear down values, beliefs, knowledge, etc. as far as we want basically, and it will change how we live and act if we are actually de-spooking and changing our priorities and worldview. But there's a point where you need some values in place, and my whole point is just that you can't get rid of this, so structurally they're untouchable. And any change you cause on them is ultimately done by them, so they're not fundamentally gotten rid of ever. There is always some residue that cant be accessed because the desire to access and change that value is based on some value itself
>top kek, how does one opressive himself?