Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ    Attic   

Re: CHAT: facing your own mortality (as a conlanger)

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Monday, June 30, 2008, 12:27
On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 2:09 AM,  <li_sasxsek@...> wrote:
> the whole thing about leaving a mark on the world in the form of artistic works > or even children are part of the thinking that they somehow make you > immortal.
For the purpose of this discussion, the philosophical underpinnings are irrelevant. Sure, everything comes down to self-interest of various degrees of enlightenment. Or better yet, the self is in illusion, along with free will, so philosophy is irrelevant in toto. Whatever the reason, some behaviors and attitudes are more self*ish* than others. And that distinction matters, to me, under the presumption of pretty much any non-solipsistic view of reality. But I don't want to get into a crossish discussion. I simply ask you not to assume that people who agree with you about the nonexistence of God also agree with the rest of your philosophy, no matter how obviously your whole belief system may seem to you to follow from that one premise. -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>


Peter Collier <petecollier@...>