Re: virus: sound byte

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Sat, 13 Sep 1997 22:38:22 -0700

KMO wrote:
>Tad, I got the impression that Ayn Rand claimed Hegal was a communist.

Who is Ayn Rand? (She is not on this list, is she?)

I asked you who's statements you were repudiating. It looked to me you were
talking to Nathaniel. Now I know it must have been someone from the other

>Nate, when you introduced yourself to me you claimed to know quite a bit
>about philosophy. I find this claim hard to reconcile with the fact
>that you've never encountered the consequentialist/deontological
>debate. Get an intro to ethics book, find the excerpt from Mill (a
>consequentialist; you'll probably agree with a lot of what he has to
>say), read the editor's commentary, then skip back or ahead one section,
>and read the position with which consequentialism is contrasted. You'll
>forgive me if I fail to trot out the same tired thought experiments that
>you'll get in any intro to ethics class that demonstrate the problems
>with consequentialist ethics.

To paraphrase: When I met you, KMO, you claimed you were a nice guy. I find
this claim hard to reconcile with the fact that you wrote the above. Get an
intro to some basic life skills. You'll forgive me if I fail to explain
things which you'll get in any intro to ethics.

I don't mean to be mean. Why don't you just say what the problem is and
leave Nathaniel out of it. Working too hard or something? Can we help somehow?

>Now, to work. Take care, all. -KMO

Yeh, that must be work related.

Regards, Tadeusz (Tad) Niwinski from planet TeTa (604) 985-4159