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primarily
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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Definition
mainly (most importantly)
  • The terms classic and romantic, as Phaedrus used them, mean the following: A classical understanding sees the world primarily as underlying form itself.
    Part 1 (75% in)
  • A romantic understanding sees it primarily in terms of immediate appearance.
    Part 1 (75% in)
  • The romantic mode is primarily inspirational, imaginative, creative, intuitive.
    Part 1 (75% in)
  • In the European cultures it is primarily a masculine mode and the fields of science, law and medicine are unattractive to women largely for this reason.
    Part 1 (75% in)
  • Frivolous, irrational, erratic, untrustworthy, interested primarily in pleasure-seeking.
    Part 1 (76% in)
  • I've noticed that people who have never worked with steel have trouble seeing this...that the motorcycle is primarily a mental phenomenon.
    Part 2 (6% in)
  • They associate metal with given shapes...pipes, rods, girders, tools, parts...all of them fixed and inviolable, and think of it as primarily physical.
    Part 2 (6% in)
  • The book states that there's a theoretic component of man's existence which is primarily Western (and this corresponded to Phaedrus' laboratory past) and an esthetic component of man's existence which is seen more strongly in the Orient (and this corresponded to Phaedrus' Korean past) and that these never seem to meet.
    Part 2 (31% in)
  • The difference is that the classic reality is primarily theoretic but has its own esthetics too.
    Part 2 (31% in)
  • The romantic reality is primarily esthetic, but has its theory too.
    Part 2 (31% in)
  • It was intellectual primarily, but it wasn't just intelligence that was fundamental.
    Part 3 (22% in)
  • The second type is traps in which you're thrown off the Quality track by conditions that are primarily within yourself.
    Part 3 (84% in)
  • There is an old cultural habit of thinking of people as primarily something material, as flesh and blood.
    Afterward (66% in)

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