Re: virus: Logical beliefs

Robin Faichney (
Thu, 29 May 1997 11:24:00 +0100

David McF wrote:
>At 11:19 AM 28/05/97 +0100, Robin Faichney wrote:
>>Do you claim that it's rational to prefer integrity to happiness?
>Not at all. As someone quoted recently, it is a mistake to think
>that values can be rationally derived. But it is also a mistake
>to think that makes values irrational (in the metaphysical sense,
>not Reed's "forethought or lack thereof" sense).

I can only say that to insist on using a word in such a
non-standard way is to make inevitable such wasteful
confused argument as we see in this thread.