I love your reference to Pirsig and to Peirce. Pirsig lived in
Minneapolis - a cultural anomoly, perhaps, but here I am, as well.
It's interesting who and when we invoke as persons of wisdom. I am of
the Pragmatist school begun by Peirce, extended by Dewey and my
central person, G.H. Mead - most importantly (for me, at any rate) is
the attempt to "get around" the dualisms of mind and body crowned by
Plato and extended into Christianity and Islam.
Worth recalling that Pirsig's "Zen" is a modern gloss on Plato's
Phaedrus. A route to wisdom?
On May 22, 2006, at 3:15 AM, Drs.W.T.M. Berendsen wrote:
> To me another definition and notion gets into my mind when I think
> "value" and maybe quality of wisdom and life and so. One central
> notion to
> this is, as far as I am concerned and with the knowledge I have at
> times, the notion of Entelechy like expressed by Aristotle and much
> later on
> the great Charles Sander Peirce. My own perception and conception
> of what
> this notion actually incorporates is a very broad one,
> incorporating a great
> part of the Pirsig thoughts. And much more. This entelechy in fact
> is what I
> am thriving for in many aspects of life.
> Kind regards,
> Wilfred Berendsen
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> Onderwerp: Re: Height of folly
> Keith, David, Nick et al,
> Keith, talk is futile is it ?
> The phrase being picked-up on here is
> "the capacity to realize what is of value in life"?
> That's "realize" as in "make real".
> Like David, the Pirsigian connection rings with me every time I hear
> "value" and I've been making the same links with Wisdom, ever since
> Nick raised the idea with us all.
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