Technology and Values LO11909

Robert Ingram (
Tue, 14 Jan 1997 09:33:05 -0800

Replying to LO11882 --

Diana wrote:

> I don't believe we can build
> a better world with people of diverse cultures, if we do not set about to
> agree on what we consider to be fundamental truths.

Diana, the very belief that there ARE fundamental truths is itself a
cultural assumption, specifically a Western cultural assumption. People in
Asian and Native American cultures believe that truth is relative, not
absolute. Harmony is a much higher priority to these people than "truth."
I agree that the success of diversity rests partly on finding common
ground, but I would not call these "truths," and I believe that it is
equally necessary to respect our differences.

Robert Ingram
Ingram Communications


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