RE: MD A metaphysics - Bootstrapping

From: Platt Holden (
Date: Sun Aug 17 2003 - 21:17:47 BST

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    > I actually don't buy the "we must define and agree our terms before we
    > can have a valid (but long) dialectical argument" bit. That is actually
    > the Catch-22 from which I wish to free us. (And incidentally the one
    > from which I thought the pragmatist Pirsig had freed us.)

    The "pragmatist Pirsig?" I don't think so. From Lila, Chap. 29:

    "James would probably have been horrified to find that Nazis could use
    his pragmatism just as freely as anyone else, but Phaedrus didn't see
    anything that would prevent it."


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