The "What is Money?" Show

King, Warrior, Magician, Lover: The Value of Archetypes | The Mike Hill Series | Episode 10 (WiM165)

Episode Notes

Mike Hill joins for me for a multi-episode exploration of the masterful book “Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals” written by best-selling author Robert Pirsig. This book may be one of the most undervalued ever written, as it proposes an alternative interpretation of reality that Pirsig calls “The Metaphysics of Quality” (MOQ). According to MOQ, reality is not made up of substance, but rather it is composed of distinct patterns of value. In a Copernican-like revolution of perspective, MOQ sheds new light on age-old debates such as moral relativism, the nature of subject-object duality, good vs. evil, science vs. religion, the importance of freedom, and the primacy of action.

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Transcript:

OUTLINE
00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro
00:00:08 How the Stacked Layers of Static Value Interoperate
00:01:38 The Philosopher’s Stone and the Value of Archetypes
00:05:50 Metaphysics of Quality and the Jungian Archetypes
00:09:04 Emergence of the King Archetype and Human Consciousness
00:11:44 The Necessity of Physical and Mimetic Exchange to Childhood Development
00:14:39 Etymology of King and Kingdom: The Organizing Principle
00:16:49 What is Light is the “Shadow” of Dynamic Quality?
00:21:21 Why Pathologies are Born in Darkness
00:24:14 NYDIG
00:25:23 Metaphors We Live By
00:28:51 Flatland and the Other Dimensions of Reality
00:31:04 Plato’s Cave and the Shadows of Metaphysical Principles
00:33:36 “The Return” and its Relationship to “Resolution”
00:36:35 Linguistic Relativity: Language Shapes Thoughts
00:39:16 Categorizing Metaphors
00:41:40 “What is Money?” Intro

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