[MD] Good and Truth in Platonic system
jhmau at comcast.net
Tue Dec 4 13:24:06 PST 2012
IMHO MOQ DQ/SQ! Good as an adjective SQ. Good as a noun, DQ evolution.
On 12/4/12 8:16 AM, "T-REXX Techs, Inc." <trexxtechs at bellsouth.net> wrote:
> In ZMM Pirsig clearly asserts that In Plato's system arete is "the Good",
> and it is subordinated only to "the True", but "truth" is that which is
> arrived at by the method of dialectic, this subjecting arete to debate and
> definition in the dialectic method. This subordination of arete to truth is
> critical to Pirsig's insistence that Quality must remain undefined and
> But other sources affirm that Plato's ethical system affirms
> "the Good" as the highest form of knowledge. One writer refers to "the
> Good" as "Agathon", not "arete". He says, "The transcendence of the Agathon
> makes immanent propositions about its content impossible." That sounds very
> much like arete. Can anyone sort this out for me?
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