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metaphysics
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

12 uses
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Definition
the philosophical study of being and knowing
  • Kant felt he had done the same thing in metaphysics.
    Part 2 (45% in)
  • Kant's metaphysics thrilled Phaedrus at first, but later it dragged and he didn't know exactly why.
    Part 2 (46% in)
  • I think metaphysics is good if it improves everyday life; otherwise forget it.
    Part 3 (42% in)
  • Its indefinability freed it from the rules of metaphysics.
    Part 3 (46% in)
  • To leave the impression in the scientific world that the source of all scientific reality is merely a subjective, capricious harmony is to solve problems of epistemology while leaving an unfinished edge at the border of metaphysics that makes the epistemology unacceptable.
    Part 3 (58% in)
  • But we know from Phaedrus' metaphysics that the harmony Poincaré talked about is not subjective.
    Part 3 (58% in)
  • But to understand the meaning of Quality in classic terms required a backup into metaphysics and its relationship to everyday life.
    Part 3 (63% in)
  • To do that required still another backup into the huge area that relates both metaphysics and everyday life...namely, formal reason.
    Part 3 (63% in)
  • So I proceeded with formal reason up into metaphysics and then into Quality and then from Quality back down into metaphysics and science.
    Part 3 (63% in)
  • So I proceeded with formal reason up into metaphysics and then into Quality and then from Quality back down into metaphysics and science.
    Part 3 (63% in)
  • Nor is it, if one follows Phaedrus' metaphysics, the result of any subjects of technology, the people who produce it or the people who use it.
    Part 3 (73% in)
  • He had become so caught up in his own world of Quality metaphysics he couldn't see outside it anymore, and since no one else understood this world, he was already done for.
    Part 4 (19% in)

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