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Category Archives: Robert Pirsig
First Alcibiades
Papyrus fragment of Alcibiades I, section 131.ce. The First Alcibiades or Alcibiades I (Ancient Greek: Ἀλκιβιάδης αʹ) is a dialogue featuring Alcibiades in conversation with Socrates. It is ascribed to Plato, although scholars are divided on the question of its … Continue reading
Posted in Meno, Plato, Plato's Cave, Quadrivium, rhetoric, Robert Pirsig, Socratic Method, Trivium
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On the Question of a Daemon
( Arthur Koestler on Creativity ) You’ve seen it before? Perhaps you found it scrawled in goat’s blood on the walls of an abysmal abbey, written in the crabbed hand of one who purported to teach the whole of the … Continue reading
Posted in Daemon, Entanglement, PHAEDRUS, Robert Pirsig, Socrates
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Trivium:Three Roads
Logic is the art of thinking; grammar, the art of inventing symbols and combining them to express thought; and rhetoric, the art of communicating thought from one mind to another, the adaptation of language to circumstance.Sister Miriam Joseph Painting … Continue reading
Posted in John Venn, Liberal Arts, Quadrivium, rhetoric, Robert Pirsig, Trivium
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Philemon and the Liber Novus
Giving a dream to a Jungian analyst is a little bit like feeding a complex quadratic equation to someone who really enjoys math. It takes time. The process itself is to be savored. The solution is not always immediately evident.The … Continue reading
Posted in Carl Jung, John Nash, PHAEDRUS, Robert Pirsig, Self Evident, Socrates
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The Rhetorician
This raises all sorts of questions, the most basic of which are: “What counts as `looking’ vs. `not looking’?” and “Do we really need a separate law of physics to describe the evolution of systems that are being looked at?” … Continue reading
Posted in PHAEDRUS, Plato's Cave, rhetoric, Robert Pirsig, Socrates
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Understanding our Angels and Daemons
So, every “story line” is about a Journey? IN Angel and Demons, we follow the story of Professor Robert Langdon. The Vatican summons Professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) and Vittoria Vetra (Ayelet Zurer) from CERN to help them solve the … Continue reading
Posted in Daemon, John Nash, PHAEDRUS, Robert Pirsig, Self Evident
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Rising Above the Duality
The Tao of heaven is to take from those who have too much and give to those who do not have enough. Man’s way is different. He takes from those who do not have enough to give to those who … Continue reading
Posted in Abraham Maslow, Carl Jung, Koan, Liberal Arts, Liminocentric, Mandalas, Robert Pirsig
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Oh Dear!… How Technology has Changed Things
Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beautya beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable … Continue reading