I’ve heard a lot of artistic types pooh-pooh the idea of logic.  I’m always confused by this; firstly, I’ve never met any of these nay-sayers that can provide me with a working definition of logic, and secondly, the correct employment of logic is often a necessary stepping stone—an intermediary that leads the audience into a transcendent state of mind (a simultaneously illogical and logical state, if you will).

Which I think supersedes the absence of logic.  To me, sticking with the “illogical” is an aversion to a necessary half of a marvelous whole.


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      • That’s partially true. Pirsig is more about trying to find balance between the rational “what is true” questions and the equally important – – but much harder to approach rationally – – “what is good” questions. The way his books are written the reader doesn’t immediately realize Pirsig is secretly talking from the perspective of someone who studied Eastern philosophy and culture at  Banaras Hindu University in India some time in the 1950s.

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  1. Thanks for taking the time to look at my blog and liking my post. Your encouragement is a big boost for amateurs like me. Hope to create better posts and receive more feedback in the future.

    Your post reminds me of a dear friend; a deep thinker and philosopher to boot. I can not claim to have the same level of thinking but I am all for logic.

    Best wishes,

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