Re: MD Pirsig and Peirce

Date: Wed Aug 20 2003 - 03:03:15 BST

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    sq: the selection of what is best is based upon harmonious relationships
    between experience and DQ.

    I really wish I could understand how there can be a relationship, let alone
    a harmonious relationship, between something concrete and something
    undefined. It's like trying to make a chord using a C and white noise. How
    can there be any harmony there? How can "what is best" be determined? The
    harmony note could be any note on the keyboard, even notes in between the
    keys. If you think the best harmony is an E, or if you think the best
    harmony is an Eb, DQ will be happy to support your choice either way. Why
    wouldn't it? What could there be, within an undifferentiated and undefined
    DQ, to prefer one note to another? On the other hand, experience will not
    support your choice either way, experience will insist that one of those
    notes is better than the other. The selection of what is best is based
    purely on experience. Harmonious relationships are all within experience.


    Hello Johnny,
    Experience is Dynamic. New experience is evolving from that which came
    You may hear John Coltrane today and experience it as inchoate garbage - but
    if you evolve your appreciation of harmonic structure you may come to
    experience Coltrane for what it is: a dynamic relationship between a static repertoire
    of experience and DQ.
    So, music appreciation may be seen as a skill which can be developed - an
    appreciation of coherence between DQ and SQ.


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