Re: virus: Religion, Zen, post-structuralism, and the failure of logic

Eric Boyd (
Fri, 14 Jun 1996 19:12:39 -0500

Tim Rhodes wrote:
> On Thu, 13 Jun 1996, Eric Boyd wrote:
> > Actually, I don't think such a game would last very long. The non rule
> > bound person would win as soon as s/he chose to. "Check mate" This of
> > course gets back to the fundamental critisim of Post-Structuralism and
> > level 3. Why play by /any/ rules?
> So you get invited back for another game. "Level 3" (and I just got your
> book from the library this morning, Richard, and look forward to reading
> it) doesn't mean making yourself impotent. It is rational (however you

hmmm. I think I'd just avoid that word here and put in "useful". An
equally ambigious word, but so much more clearly "relative" that I
prefer it.

> wish to define it) to play by the rules enough to enable you to
> communicate/inspire/relate to others while at the same time realizing that
> your own self-imposed rules are up for grabs.

Not only up for grabs but also questionable.