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used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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based on chance or impulse (rather than upon reasoning, consistent rules, or a proper sense of fairness)
  • When Quality enters the picture as a third metaphysical entity, the preselection of facts is no longer arbitrary.
    Part 3 (58% in)
  • But to apply these classifications to a whole field of knowledge such as English composition seemed arbitrary and impractical.
    Part 4 (10% in)

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