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Chautauqua: Wherein Phaedrus Misunderstands Zealotry

I’m still moving slowly through the book, taking time to read other things too.  But something I came across requires comment. When I first read Zen & the Art, I was in my third year of college, and emerging from … Continue reading

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Chautauqua: In Which Phaedrus Misunderstands the Nature of Science

In Zen & The Art, Pirsig talks quite a lot about his younger self, Phaedrus.  One of the things he wants to point out is that Phaedrus went the way that he did because he had discovered a fundamental flaw … Continue reading

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Chautauqua: Thinking Wholistically

Hmph.  I thought I had posted this a while ago.  Guess not! In Zen & The Art, Pirsig talks about a distinction between the classical view of reality, which is analytic–that is to say, which decomposes everything into its component … Continue reading

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Then and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

I’ve recently started reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for the second time (the first time was ~34 years ago), and some interesting things are standing out, though not–I suspect–what the author had in mind.  I may do … Continue reading

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