Saturday, February 9, 2013

Money Wisdom #78

"What is essential to understand at this point is that until now [until Parmenides' the One and the Many - Jon] there was no such thing as mind and matter, subject and object, form and substance. Those divisions are just dialectical inventions that came later. The modern mind sometimes tends to balk at the thought of these dichotomies being inventions and says. 'Well, the divisions were there for the Greeks to discover', and you have to say, 'Where were they? Point to them!' And the modern mind gets a little confused and wonders what all this is about anyway, and still believes the divisions were there.

Robert Pirsig Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974 [1999]) p.372

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