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passive
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

8 uses
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Definition
accepting what happens without trying to take control or reacting strongly
  • You're a passive observer and it is all moving by you boringly in a frame.
    Part 1 (2% in)
  • So far it's still mostly a passive resistance, flights into the rural areas when they are possible and things like that, but it doesn't always have to be this passive.
    Part 1 (18% in)
  • So far it's still mostly a passive resistance, flights into the rural areas when they are possible and things like that, but it doesn't always have to be this passive.
    Part 1 (19% in)
  • If you presume that the a priori concepts in our heads are independent of what we see and actually screen what we see, this means that you are taking the old Aristotelian concept of scientific man as a passive observer, a "blank tablet," and truly turning this concept inside out.
    Part 2 (46% in)
  • Whereas photographs of Phaedrus' face during this period show alienation and aggression...a member of his department had half jokingly called it a "subversive" look...some photographs of DeWeese from the same period show a face that is quite passive, almost serene, except for a mild questioning expression.
    Part 2 (49% in)
  • It does not just passively illuminate them.
    Part 3 (38% in)
  • The right facts, the ones we really need, are not only passive, they are damned elusive, and we're not going to just sit back and "observe" them.
    Part 3 (66% in)
  • Nor is he the passive observer of all things, as the objective idealists and materialists would say.
    Part 4 (56% in)

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