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Did Phaedrus derive a final definition of quality?

Phaedrus put Quality into two different forms: one was loose and non-metaphysical and the other metaphysical. In the first stage, he doesn't define it but rather uses it to come to the conclusion that ...
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"particles, photons and quants" - a typo in "The Zen and Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"?

The word “quants” is used in quantum physics, usually in the phrase “light quants”. Here is an example from 1932: The light energy..always remains concentrated in the form of ‘light quants’, or ...
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"particles, photons and quants" - a typo in "The Zen and Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"?

In Guidebook to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values (New York: William Morrow, 1990), Ron L. DiSanto and Tom J. Steele included a section with notes to Pirsig's novel. ...
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