"Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" Analytical Essay by John

"Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"
A review of this contemporary philosophical narrative, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert M. Pirsig.
# 7972 | 1,470 words | 0 sources | MLA | 2002


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Description:

The paper sets out to show how certain philosophic truths about Zen are revealed in the form of a novel, and how it attempts to explicate Zen Buddhism for an American audience through the use of a narrative and a subject matter that is understandable to an American audience. The plot is outlined and the author's Zen philosophy is discussed.

From the Paper:

"Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig is perhaps one of the most unusually named works of contemporary philosophical narrative. The book takes the form of a novel in which certain philosophic truths about Zen are revealed. The book attempts to explicate Zen Buddhism for an American audience through the use of a narrative and a subject matter that will be understandable to an American audience."

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"Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" (2003, February 05) Retrieved June 27, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/zen-and-the-art-of-motorcycle-maintenance-7972/

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""Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance"" 05 February 2003. Web. 27 June. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/zen-and-the-art-of-motorcycle-maintenance-7972/>

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