RE: virus: Social Metaphysics

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Thu, 25 Sep 1997 14:34:53 -0700

>This may be an appropriate point for me to drop in
>one of my pet theories: most people are either
>subjectivists or objectivists[1]. That is, they tend
>towards one or other of the poles of a dimension of
>personality, like Jung's ones of thinking vs feeling,
>neurotic vs ??, extraverted vs introverted. Those
>who say that the concept of objective reality
>derives from subjective experience are subjectivists.
>Those who say that subjective experience derives
>from objective reality are objectivists. Those who
>are balanced, tending towards neither extreme, say
>you can look at it either way. Comments, please?
>[1] Note the lower case "o"!

Lets's define the three categories of people:

(1) Subjectivists claim that nothing exists outside of our mind. When we
die, the world ceases to exist. Subjectivists are right: even when we sleep
this world ceases to exist, and another world comes in.

(2) Objectivists claim the world exists on its own. Objectivists are right:
when other people die, our world still exists.

(3) Those who are balanced, Balantivists, want to be right in either case.
Balantivists are right: they are right in either case.

I am half Balantivist and half Buddhist.

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