Re: Moorcock's "Great Themes"
What an interesting thread! Unfortunately, I haven't read any of Moorcock's work (though I will seek it out, now), but Giovanna directed me towards this discussion, although I am only qualified to comment on the general point. I daresay I am putting myself in the line of some spoilers, here, but don't worry about that.
So what can I say, given what has already been said, and given my ignorance of the work?
Do we see dualities because they are actually there in nature, or do we see dualities in nature because we have to try and make simple sense of a complex, incomprehensible reality? I see the distinction between Order and Chaos as a very human thing. In the universe at large, one might argue that they are indistinguishable? In that sense, a dualistic vision of Order vs. Chaos is perhaps only an updating of the old tradition of seeing Good and Evil?