>We reached the conclusion that it may be the
>'self-evident truths', the values a society is prepared to take for
>granted or are worth striving for, which enable accepted norms of
To which Bill responded:
And went on to cite two early American documents derived from European
philosophy of about the 'Age of Enlightenment', notably Locke, and Hume.
I think that the philosophies of the Eastern world have a great deal to
offer 'self evident truths' (SETS). Perhaps a review of Houston Smith's
work is warranted. Certainly contributions from people more familiar than
I with the truths of Islam, Buddha, Confucius, and the Hindu traditions
would assist in discovering a more universal set of SETS.
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Thank you Bill, for this important supplement. When we wrote the original
letter to the LO I was very sensitive to the fact that I could only offer
examples from my own culture. That was not meant to be in any sense
selective. Personally I would value any feedback from any culture. the
more cross-cultural the ultimate SETs, the richer we will all be.
Rol Fessenden LL Bean, Inc. firstname.lastname@example.org
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