Re: MD the worst thing about 9/11 according to the MoQ

From: Sam Norton (
Date: Wed Oct 27 2004 - 10:57:42 BST

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    Hi Platt,

    > Pirsig's theme in Lila, "Does Lila have Quality?" belies the notion that
    > he places little value on the individual as an individual. In fact, I've
    > argued that the intellectual level should rightly be called the Individual
    > Level as only individuals are capable of intellectual processes.
    > (Societies don't think.) The contradiction I see, however, is Pirsig's
    > apparent "faith" in the unreality of "self," based I presume on Buddhist
    > faith in One Self in spite of our "experience" or observational evidence
    > that we each are born and die separately. I sure don't perceive I inhabit
    > someone else's skin :-)

    Except that his answer to the question is 'biologically yes, socially no' (and dynamically she's off
    the scale). So there is still no locus for 'individual' *as such* - which reflects his Buddhist
    stance, and which is where you and I agree the MoQ needs amendment.


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