[MD] words/time

Joseph Maurer 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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