RE: MD No Subject really

From: Matt the Enraged Endorphin (
Date: Sat Feb 01 2003 - 05:26:26 GMT

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    Mari said:
    A few days ago someone made a comment about Pirsig's use of fiction ( the novel
    ) to get his philosophy heard. Will the person who said that re-present their

    DMB said:
    It might have been me. Its just an observation. Both ZAMM and LILA are novels
    of a sort. Heard an interview with Norman Mailer the other day. He said "The
    novel is the finest vehicle for moral inquiry". I'd guess this is why Pirsig
    chose the form.

    Rorty would second Mailer's motion. I briefly link Pirsig's conception of a
    post-SOM culture with Rorty's idea of a literary culture in the last part of
    "Confessions of a Fallen Priest," which is now available at's

    And I promise, that's the last time I'll blatantly plug it. Swear to God.


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