Self-Evident Truths LO6821

William J. Hobler, Jr. (
Fri, 19 Apr 1996 21:36:01 -0400

Replying to LO6766 --

Rol Fessenden wrote

>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

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. Bill


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