jhmau at comcast.net
Sat Dec 29 13:39:51 PST 2012
Hi MarshaV and All,
For a philosophy to reflect about its own nature seems like trying to lift
myself by my own bootstraps. To avoid individuality Pirsig, imho, logically
posited reality as DQ/SQ, indefinable/definable reality.
How can I know DQ? Metaphysics DQ/SQ, Definable/indefinable. Consciousness
embraces indefinable reality DQ/SQ analogy/metaphor beyond the purview of SQ
only logical definitive discourse. I find no contradiction in that
statement only the evolution of metaphysics beyond mathematical physics.
On 12/27/12 11:37 PM, "MarshaV" <valkyr at att.net> wrote:
> "In sum, if philosophy is reflective about its own nature, what is it to make
> of the fact that philosophical thinking cannot be carried on by the unaided
> human mind but only by the human mind that has familiarized itself with and
> deeply interiorized the technology of writing? What does this precisely
> intellectual need for technology have to say about the relationship of
> consciousness to the external universe? ..."
> (Ong, Walter J., 'Orality and Literacy', pp. 169-170)
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