an ancient religious movement that has to do with duality? "an elaborate dualistic cosmology describing the struggle between a good, spiritual world of light, and an evil, material world of darkness"
capitalism itself was described in a Manichean manner: on one side the positive pole, the proletariat, the liberating class; on the other side the positive pole, capital
Pirsig's work is, like so much of classic American literature, Manichaean.
formed of dualities
we must defend a Manichaean, antagonistic form of Evil, a form of genius, a form of the reversibility of each
a Manichaeism of utility
Pace Wallerstein, the final Manichaean battle between Davos and Porto Alegre is not about to happen in the foreseeable future
under capitalism, it is essentially driven and shaped by what Karl Polanyi has characterized as an almost Manichaean battle between a ‘movement’ towards liberalization and ‘counter-movements’ for social stabilization, or for collective political control over markets and the direction of social change
fantasy's pathetically imbecilic manichean oppositions between Good and Evil, Us and (a foreign, contagious) Them are effective on the largest possible geopolitical stage.
it is a sort of Manichaean melee, cast under the eyes of a third Onlooker
since reality is never Manichean enough, fables have to do the requisite ideological heavy lifting
The Manichaean opposition between Good and Evil lay at their foundation: Evil would be wiped away, eradicated, and replaced by Good
it is through such a 'Manichean' violence, symmetrical to the enemy's violence, that the oppressed achieve the awareness of their own strength.
Marxist convergence with the negative theology of hell, as well as of Heaven, is not Manichean: it is apophatic precisely in that it abjures any secularised symmetry of Good and Evil, for social totality.
(I still stand by that judgment, though not with nearly the same Manichean fervor)
asserting that the ETA parts of IJ aren't as good as the Don Gately parts
This Manichean view fits nicely with our already existing assumptions
on TI's corruption report (rich countries do well, poor countries do badly)
various dualisms, like Gnosticism and Manichaeism--wherein God is opposed by and does battle with a separate, satanic source of evil, or is rivalled by a false god, a demiurge
The collaboration of Friedrich Engels (1820–85) with Marx over forty years rules out any Manichean distinctions (e.g. between Marx the ‘good dialectician’ and Engels the ‘bad materialist’)
Manichean satire and incredible outrage
When the enemy is separated from you by a barrier of fire, you have to judge him as a whole, as the incarnation of evil; all war is a form of Manicheism.
The usual Manichaean portrayal of the digital world is "new versus old". Crowdsourcing is "new," for instance, while salaries and pensions are "old." This book proposes pushing what is "new" all the way instead of part of the way.
except he doesn't ... not all the way ...