"Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert M Pirsig Analytical Essay by The Research Group

"Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert M Pirsig
A review of the work on the quest for truth, values, reality, art, spirituality and technology.
# 20425 | 1,350 words | 2 sources | 1993 | US
Published on Mar 20, 2003 in Literature (English) , English (Analysis) , Philosophy (General)


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"In his book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Robert M. Pirsig offers an assessment of the idea of quality and applies this to life, using as his platform the maintenance of a motorcycle. He uses the quality of a mechanical object and the relationship of that object to himself as a thinking human being as a way of finding a unity with the idea of quality in every life experience. The motorcycle is more than just his tool for accomplishing this. It is a physical object that is also a mental construct. It is an object of art and an object of technology at one and the same time, and it is through Pirsig's direct work on the motorcycle that he is able to see the unity in what are sometimes set forth as opposites--technology and art, classical and romantic, the internal and the external.


The book has as its overt subject one man's quest for truth..."

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