MF Discussion Topic for May 2005

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Date: Tue May 10 2005 - 22:07:26 BST

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    Hi Folks

    The results of the Call for Votes for May 2005 are shown below.

    This month's topic is:

    Exploring the subject of individual worth in Pirsig's philosophy, looking at
    two things:
    1) Pirsig's comments in ZMM that there needs to be a replenishing of that
    natural resource, and
    2) What seems to be the changing evaluation of Socrates from ZMM to Lila,
    from being a parvenu developer of dialectic away from rhetoric, into being a
    brave contester to establish the independence of the intellectual level from
    social control.

    Sam suggested the topic and so should be putting together a "starter" post.

    The voting was as follows:

    1 - Sam, Horse, Erin, David
    2 - Dan, Mark, James

    If you sent in a vote and don't see it reflected above, let me know and I'll
    try and figure out what happened. Otherwise, discuss away....

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