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convention
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

9 uses
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conventional behavior
Definition
something regarded as normal or typical
  • I try to think of some conventional ones.
    Part 1 (39% in)
  • "It's an unconventional concept," I say, "but conventional reason bears it out.
    Part 2 (78% in)
  • "It's an unconventional concept," I say, "but conventional reason bears it out.
    Part 2 (78% in)
  • But what's happening is that each year our old flat earth of conventional reason becomes less and less adequate to handle the experiences we have and this is creating widespread feelings of topsy-turviness.
    Part 2 (85% in)
  • Poincaré then went on to demonstrate the conventional nature of other concepts of science, such as space and time, showing that there isn't one way of measuring these entities that is more true than another; that which is generally adopted is only more convenient.
    Part 3 (54% in)
  • They presumed that "preselected facts" meant that truth is "whatever you like" and called his ideas conventionalism.
    Part 3 (58% in)
  • For the most part these data are properly handled by conventional dualistic logic and the scientific method talked about earlier, back just after Miles City.
    Part 3 (95% in)

There are no more uses of "convention" flagged with this meaning in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

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  • Poincaré concluded that the axioms of geometry are conventions, our choice among all possible conventions is guided by experimental facts, but it remains free and is limited only by the necessity of avoiding all contradiction.
    Part 3 (54% in)
  • Poincaré concluded that the axioms of geometry are conventions, our choice among all possible conventions is guided by experimental facts, but it remains free and is limited only by the necessity of avoiding all contradiction.
    Part 3 (54% in)

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