Re: MD Pirsig the postmodernist?

From: Matthew Stone (
Date: Wed Feb 26 2003 - 16:06:41 GMT

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    > I believe what
    > Matt is saying is that both Pirsig and postmodernism
    > say that certain aspects
    > of reality are indefinable.
    What I'm saying goes beyond this - my view on Pirsig's
    application regarding postmodernism is that he deals
    with how to live, or moreover, how to think, within a
    world where indeterminacy has recently been shown to
    strike blows for the big universal concepts that have
    dominated our lives, and our thinking, up until the
    middle of the 20th century. You can deny that
    absolute morals exist (a simplistic example of
    postmodernity), but you can't deny that there exist
    certain patterns of value that favour certain moral
    configurations (Pirsig) - hence Pirsig helps forge a
    new 'thought' that allows one to cope better with
    indeterminacy than SOM.


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