Re: virus: The Fall of Buddhism and the Rise of...

Tim Rhodes (
Fri, 7 Mar 1997 15:19:37 -0800 (PST)

On 7 Mar 1997, David Rosdeitcher wrote:

> Buddhism is a form of pragmatism. Pragmatism is an ideology that
> "comes to grips" with certain apparent human limitations, and does "what
> works" within those limitations.

> Buddhism accepts as a given that life is filled with inevitable
> suffering and death. They are taking this so-called "given" and
> developing an ideology and way of life that pragmatically relieves
> suffering and makes death easier.>

I'm not so sure your right in using the word "inevitable" here. But
nevertheless, are you saying Objectivism is any different? Don't even the
best Objectivists die someday? And isn't Objectivism just as pragmatic?
The first (and second and third) axiom is just a pragmatic construct to
help you understand the universe.

Prof. Tim