Re: The foundation of reason
Fri, 5 Mar 1999 19:07:02 EST

This may get me pegged as "kooky", but I just can't resist.

"....You've got to stand for something, or you'll fall for anything...."

This line is from a Country song which I don't remember the singer or title of at the moment, but it nicely sums up the idea that you have to make some initial assumptions if you're to be able to function at all. Maybe reality is all illusion, but this illusion is pretty illusionary happy, and unproven logic seems to provide some illusory desired effects. Even the assumption that there can be no assumptions is an assumption...anyone have a good koan?

Glen Finney