Re: virus: An Alternative to Objectivism?

Tim Rhodes (
Mon, 17 Mar 1997 21:44:49 -0800 (PST)

On 17 Mar 1997, D. H. Rosdeitcher wrote:

> The "alternative set of axioms" that I was referring to was from the
> philosophy of Michael Hewitt-Gleeson, who founded the "School of
> Thinking" and teaches a new field called 'cognetics'. Gleeson has only 1
> axiom. We have a 'Current View of a Situation'--at any given time, we
> all have a definite point of view on any given situation. That 'Current
> View of the Situation' is not as good as a 'Better View of the
> Situation', and there is ALWAYS a better view of any situation, since we
> are not 'know-it-alls'. The Current View of the Situation is called the
> 'CVS' and the Better View of the Situation is called the 'BVS'. And the
> key is to move from your CVS (See Vee Ess) to a BVS(Bee Vee Ess). The
> main axiom that all other concepts in his philosophy stem from is
> called: CVSTOBVS. It is possible to break reduce this axiom into the
> objectivist axioms, but in the context that Gleeson is coming from, that
> is unnecessary. -David

Damn you!!! I was going to offer a similar one axiom law after thinking
about it, and you beat me to it! But the very nature of CVStoBVS reeks of
an admission to the subjective nature of experience. And from you,
David?!? I'm both shocked and delighted.

Oh, by the way, I DON'T WANT YOUR MONEY!!!!! Its nice that everyone wants
to help me try and get it, but really, $500 is just not right (now if
anyone wants to send me a couple hundred in small unmarked bills...)

-Prof. Tim