From: David Buchanan (DBuchanan@ClassicalRadio.org)
Date: Sat May 24 2003 - 23:16:35 BST
For god's sake, man, take a look at yourself:
Similarly, as I said before, I don't recognise my views in what you seem to
be criticising. In particular, my 'comments' on your last post weren't
directly dealing with the main thrust of your argument, because I was
(trying to) follow the principle of 'if the hat doesn't fit, don't wear it'.
You avoided the main thrust of the argument because it wasn't about YOU?
Which is why I don't think intellect defines level 4. ...I think it possible
to improve on Pirsig's formulation.
Pirsig calls the 4th level the intellectual level. Its a name, not a
definition. In either case, its way too presumptuous to change the names or
definitions of Pisigs key terms. That's not an improvement, that's just
confusing. Its rude to every reader.
That's why I've had a go at my own reformulation, around the idea of
'eudaimonia' as what best characterises level 4
You're free to express your views or wrtie your own metaphysical system, but
this is just too much. You're an intellectual hijacker. And you've taken
narcissism to new heights in the attempt. Outrageous.
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