RE: virus: Social Metaphysics

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Fri, 26 Sep 1997 19:25:21 -0700

Robin to David McF:
>You guessed wrong. Now will you tell me what this
>thread was about, if not whether subjectivity or
>objectivity is primary?

As the one who introduced the title of this thread (Sun, 14 Sep 1997
00:51:21 -0700) I feel obliged to reply.

The point I was making was that we may use two different sources of our
understanding of the world: our senses and minds vs. what other people say
is true ("social metaphysics").

I was inspired by the following dialog:

David R wrote:
>The Nateman wrote:
>>How do you evaluate a guess if you have NOTHING certain in which to
>>judge it?
>By criticizing the guess to see if it holds up under fire, instead of
>justifying it by seeing if it agrees with some "rock solid" foundation like
>the "senses".

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