Re: [linux-audio-user] OT: POLL: Marketing Free Music

From: tim hall <tech@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Wed Mar 22 2006 - 16:09:18 EET

Carotinho wrote:
> Hi!
> Alle 07:50, marted́ 21 marzo 2006, tim hall ha scritto:
>>>>But there is something that is not an "arbitrary lines". There are
>>>>absolute values, like importance of human beings etc. You simply
>>>>cannot put these values into discussion, because they are the
>>>>foundation of social living (and not only that...).
>>Let me get this right - we are not free to discuss these values?
> Well, no, there are values one can't discuss... otherwise, there wouldn't be
> anything to build something upon. And if there's something universal, that's
> the respect for human beings. The way it can be achieved can be thought of in
> the strangest manner, and diffferent civilizations have done so for ages
> (that's the reason why they are different), but as Michael TD Nelson pointed
> out in another mail, tradition and history doesn't automatically means
> rightful: something is arguable and something else is not.
>>This is your culturally conditioned assumption, not an absolute.
> The assumption that there's something absolute is not cultural, it's simply
> the base of thought. Without this, you couldn't even say anything, there
> would be no knowledge, no science. There must be a truth, something stable,
> even if one can argue which it is, and that happens because we are basically
> free, and it explains why we are so different etc. But negating the base of
> thought means negating ourselves.

Suffice it to say I fundamentally disagree with all of this. With
respect, continuing this thread isn't going to get us anywhere.


tim hall
Received on Wed Mar 22 16:15:05 2006

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