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“One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; 

it is expressed in the choices one makes.  In the long run, 

we shape our lives and we shape ourselves. 

The process never ends until we die. 

And, the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”


Eleanor Roosevelt

 

 

 

 

 

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A Noh-thing Response to Roger Scruton's 'review' of The Age of Nothing

 

by Dr Anthony McWatt - February 2014

 

 

I've now had a close look at the The Age of Nothing 'review' 

by Roger Scruton recently published in the Independent newspaper. 

 

Here's my brief response to it here.

 

 

 

 

The Truth About Art  

A review of Patrick Doorly's new book

 by Dr Anthony McWatt

September 2013

Patrick Doorly's new book might not change your life (as one publicity writer wrote about 'Zen & the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' in 1974) but it will change your view about art and non-existent Art with a capital 'A'! 

 

 

 

 

Other Ways of Being Young 

by Joseph Masaryk - August 2013

 

In LILA, Robert Pirsig briefly refers to a text by Joseph Campbell titled 'The Masks of God'.  One of the themes in the latter is the idea of ancient archetypes found - to use the Jungian phrase - the 'collective unconscious'.  This paper (linked here) introduces four typical archetypes found in the modern Western man. 

 

 

 

 

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The Two Contexts of the Metaphysics of Quality

 

by Paul Turner - June 2013

 

I've updated my "Two Theses" post from 2005 and changed it to "Two Contexts" which seems more appropriate.  Looking at the MD lately I think a lot of time is wasted by people arguing from one context against the other so I hope this helps reduce that in some way... 

 

 

 

 

An Open Letter to Paul McCartney

 

by Dr Anthony McWatt - July 2013

 

For anyone interested in knowing how the two MOQ DVDs 'On The Road with Robert Pirsig' and 'On The Road with John Sutherland' were filmed - on the road - so to say, please see 'An Open Letter to Paul McCartney' linked here.  A glimpse behind the veil of 'mystery' if you like!

 

 

“An Overview of the MOQ”

by Robert Pirsig - April 2013

(The transcript of the second film on the 

“The MOQ at Oxford” DVD)

 

The 1993 AHP Conference discussion 

transcript featuring 

Robert Pirsig & Chip Baggett

(completed February 2013)

 

 

An essay about inspirationality 

by John McConnell 

with comments by 

Paul Turner & Robert Pirsig

 

 

“Some notes on the Tetralemma”
by Paul Turner
January 2006  

(revised July 2012)

 

 

 

 

 

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