Re: virus: maxims and ground rules

Sun, 09 May 1999 22:43:31 -0700

Tim Rhodes wrote:

> On Sun, 9 May 1999, KMO wrote:
> > [...] we don't have to use maxims to create the proposed
> > framework, so I'm certainly not wedded to idea that our initial common ground
> > has to be stated as a set of maxims
> Then why not call them "slogans" or "talking points" or "strange attractors"
> or some other term more specific to the task, rather than simply consistant
> with the rhetoric.

Of those three, I like "talking points" best and "slogans" least, but I'd go with any of them if folks are getting hung up on the idea that maxims have to be true and that one of our proposed maxims is that there is no truth that isn't dependent on some specific framework and agenda.