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used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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a long-established or previously long-established practice or belief


one or more practices, beliefs, or stories passed down through generations within a specific culture or group
  • Science isn't part of the Indian tradition.
    Part 1 (35% in)
  • Within the traditions of Indian philosophy that answer may have been correct, but for Phaedrus and for anyone else who reads newspapers regularly and is concerned with such things as mass destruction of human beings that answer was hopelessly inadequate.
    Part 2 (54% in)
  • It's a state of mind which is regenerated throughout the centuries by a body of people who traditionally carry the title of professor, but even that title is not part of the real University.
    Part 2 (61% in)
  • He also avoided the traditional split into students, faculty and administration.
    Part 2 (62% in)
  • What had started out as a heresy from traditional rhetoric turned into a beautiful introduction to it.
    Part 3 (15% in)
  • His attempt to come up with something substantial led to further crystallization beyond the traditional limits of rhetoric and into the domain of philosophy.
    Part 3 (20% in)
  • Before doing this, however, I should go over some of the negative aspects of traditional maintenance to show just where the problems are.
    Part 3 (64% in)
  • In traditional maintenance this is the worst of all moments, so bad that you have avoided even thinking about it before you come to it.
    Part 3 (65% in)
  • Traditional scientific method, unfortunately, has never quite gotten around to say exactly where to pick up more of these hypotheses.
    Part 3 (65% in)
  • Traditional scientific method has always been at the very best, 20-20 hindsight.
    Part 3 (65% in)
  • We're still stuck on that screw and the only way it's going to get unstuck is by abandoning further examination of the screw according to traditional scientific method.
    Part 3 (66% in)
  • What we have to do is examine traditional scientific method in the light of that stuck screw.
    Part 3 (66% in)
  • According to the doctrine of "objectivity," which is integral with traditional scientific method, what we like or don't like about that screw has nothing to do with our correct thinking.
    Part 3 (66% in)
  • This is an ability about which formal traditional scientific method has nothing to say.
    Part 3 (66% in)
  • I think the basic fault that underlies the problem of stuckness is traditional rationality's insistence upon "objectivity," a doctrine that there is a divided reality of subject and object.
    Part 3 (67% in)
  • When traditional rationality divides the world into subjects and objects it shuts out Quality, and when you're really stuck it's Quality, not any subjects or objects, that tells you where you ought to go.
    Part 3 (67% in)
  • Traditional knowledge is only the collective memory of where that leading edge has been.
    Part 3 (68% in)
  • Your stuckness is gradually eliminating patterns of traditional reason.
    Part 3 (70% in)
  • This morning a solution to the problem of stuckness was discussed, the classic badness caused by traditional reason.
    Part 3 (72% in)
  • Now it's time to move to its romantic parallel, the ugliness of the technology traditional reason has produced.
    Part 3 (72% in)
  • In traditional maintenance gumption is considered something you're born with or have acquired as a result of good upbringing.
    Part 3 (83% in)
  • In the Aristotelian tradition as interpreted by the medieval scholastics, man is counted a rational animal, capable of seeking and defining the good life and achieving it.
    Part 4 (16% in)
  • Even those who were willing to admit Hutchins' preoccupation with Quality were unwilling to grant the final authority to the Aristotelian tradition to define values.
    Part 4 (16% in)
  • He also felt antagonistic to the Aristotelian tradition as a definer of values, but he didn't feel this tradition should be left unreckoned with.
    Part 4 (17% in)
  • He also felt antagonistic to the Aristotelian tradition as a definer of values, but he didn't feel this tradition should be left unreckoned with.
    Part 4 (17% in)

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