From: Tennessee Leeuwenburg (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Aug 30 2006 - 21:03:03 MDT
It's a confusing term. It's used in computer science technically, and
will mean something in concrete terms with respect to the API you are
using etc. Then there is a theoretical model which is also part of the
Often, a goal will be a set of conditions are to be satisfied. Anything
will do -- you can have a goal for "knowing the truth", "eating candy"
or "finding *.py".
I don't know if a "goal" has a psychological or philosophical definition
beyond "something you want to do".
It's just a term to help explain motivation.
Some goals are ends in themselves, and some are (I've forgotten the word
-- they derive their utility from other goals, i.e. eating not to be
So, what kind of goal do you want to know more about?
> I've yet to find a decent "technical explination" of a goal, so I'm
> still confused.
> This is a very important issue, methinks.
> Hint, hint.
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