The Need for DAO and Political Philosophy

Circus Sideshow (Parade de cirque) https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/437654Fig. 7. “Circus Sideshow” with a diagram of Seurat’s compositional grid
Circus Sideshow (Parade de cirque) https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/437654Fig. 7. “Circus Sideshow” with a diagram of Seurat’s compositional grid
Circus Sideshow (Parade de cirque)
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/437654Fig. 7. “Circus Sideshow” with a diagram of Seurat’s compositional grid

Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO) is emerging in the world. While the technological infrastructure that makes DAO possible is now available, the ideological and political-philosophical significance of DAO is not well known to us.

Why do people need DAO?

Is there anything that DAO can only realize?

Intuitively, DAO would be like an enhanced version of a stock company, with minor middleman exploitation and management costs, more flexible financing, and increased rights for the workers. However, perhaps, these are something that a more sophisticated joint-stock company or consumer cooperative could do.

On the flip side, DAOs, by comparison, have some inferiorities…


Plato’s Philosopher King

Head of King Amasis, reworked for a non-royal individual 570–526 B.C

Previous post.

The characteristics of the Platonic philosopher-king are as follows.

  • The system of “philosopher-king” was borrowed from the Pythagorean school of thought by Plato, shocked by the execution of Socrates.
  • The idea that the being with the slightest will to power should be made the supreme authority (philosopher-king).
  • Plato’s analysis suggests that the cause of the execution of Socrates was out of control for administering democracy.
  • To prevent democracy from running amok, the “few whose souls are free from their bodies” must rule over the “many whose souls are enslaved to their bodies.
  • The person whose…

The Socratic Method of Dialogue

The Relation of the Individual to the State: Socrates and His Friends Discuss “The Republic,” as in Plato’s Account; Color Study for Mural, Supreme Court Room, Saint Paul, Minnesota State Capitol, Saint Paul 1903 John La Farge American

The previous article is here.

The characteristics of the “ Socratic Method of Dialogue” according to “The Origin of Philosophy” are as follows:

- The dialogue partners are people who are caught up in the various biases of the community.
- The purpose of dialogue is not to settle truth by argument (debate).
- The purpose of dialogue is to point out contradictions after initially accepting the premises and arguments of the other person.
- If the other person’s argument collapses due to self-contradiction, do not offer a positive suggestion, but let the other person think about what…


Features of Exchange Form D, Overall Structure of this Essay, Liberal Attitude

Antislavery medallion ca. 1787 Josiah Wedgwood British https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/191076
Antislavery medallion ca. 1787 Josiah Wedgwood British https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/191076
Antislavery medallion ca. 1787 Josiah Wedgwood British

The previous article is here.

The Socratic method of dialogue, which I mentioned at the end of the last article, is an example of the “exchange form D” proposed by Karatani in “The Structure of World History” and “The Origin of Philosophy."

Exchange form D is characterized by:

- The assertion of universal values (God, Nothingness, Tao, etc.) exists apart from the values restricted to the communities. …


World History, Worker Managed Enterprises, DAO

The Creation of the World and the Expulsion from Paradise1445Giovanni di Paolo (Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia) Italian https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/458971
The Creation of the World and the Expulsion from Paradise1445Giovanni di Paolo (Giovanni di Paolo di Grazia) Italian https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/458971
The Creation of the World and the Expulsion from Paradise

The previous article is here.

Karatani Koujin’s “The Structure of World History” and “The Origin of Philosophy” is essentially one combined work. The former analyzes the patterns that appear in world history from the standpoint concerning “forms of exchange. The latter deals with the politics of the Greek city-state of Ionia and its alteration by Athens as an example of a particular exchange form mentioned in the first book. i.e., the free and equal form.

I will not give a detailed description of these works. Instead, I mention them because they provide a panorama of world history regarding the structure…


Feelings of Decentralized Autonomous Organization

The True American ca. 1874 Enoch Wood Perryhttps://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/11759
The True American ca. 1874 Enoch Wood Perryhttps://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/11759
The True American
ca. 1874
Enoch Wood Perry

The previous entry is here.

It is difficult to give a precise definition of DAO. Let us assume that an organization with the following characteristics is DAO.

The decision-making targets of DAO are listed as follows:

  • Quantity and quality of product and services
  • Transactions
  • Participation and exit of members
  • Update policies and conflict resolution

The decision-making methods of DAO have the following characteristics:

  • There is no centralized institution or individual.
  • Members make their own decisions separately.
  • Decisions are automatically aggregated and applied to the system.

For now, use these characteristics instead of a definition.

It is easier to grasp the…

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