A philosophical novel, the first of Robert M. Pirsig’s texts in which he explores his Metaphysics of Quality. The book sold 5 million copies worldwide. In Zen & de kunst van het motoronderhoud verhaalt Robert M. Pirsig over de motorfietstocht die de hoofdfiguur en zijn elf jaar oude zoon Chris een zomermaand. Zen en de kunst van het motoronderhoud: een onderzoek naar waarden Book Discussion. Zen en de kunst van het motoronderhoud: een onderzoek naar.

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The book demonstrates that motorcycle maintenance may be dull and tedious drudgery or an enjoyable and pleasurable pastime; it all depends on attitude. This page was last edited on 6 Novemberat Pirsig’s texts in which he explores his Metaphysics of Quality. The book sold 5 million copies worldwide. There’s a problem loading this menu ve now.

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Phaedrus, a teacher of creative and technical writing at a small college, became engrossed in the question of what defines good writing, and what in general defines good, or “quality”. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The narrator examines the modern pursuit of “Pure Truths”, claiming it derives from the work of early Greek philosophers who were establishing the concept of truth in opposition to the force of ” The Good “.


The story of this journey is recounted in a first-person narrativealthough the author is not identified. Dehumanized Gumption trap Lila: In particular, this must include bursts of creativity and intuition that seemingly come from nowhere and are not in his view rationally explicable.

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Explore the Home Gift Guide. Quality is a phenomena that exists between the subject and the object. The next day he is thinking of this as he is going through his ritual to adjust the valves on his cycle’s engine. It even began to smell like an old and torn bikers glove. Pirsig joked that his co-workers noticed that he was “a kinst less perky” than everyone else. An Inquiry into Morals. Should I scratch the surface or make my cat puke on it so it will get stained or something?

He seeks to demonstrate that rationality and Zen-like “being in the moment” can harmoniously coexist. In the book, the narrator describes the “romantic” approach to life of his friend, John Sutherland, who chooses not to learn how to junst his expensive new motorcycle. In Zen and the Art of Motorcycle MaintenancePirsig explores the meaning and concept of “quality”; a term he conceives as undefinable.

However, the narrator’s difficulties with his son during the journey also question whether giving up parts of himself in exchange for “sanity” has even helped this relationship. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Many of these discussions are tied together by the story of the narrator’s own past self, who is referred to in the third lunst as Phaedrus after Plato’s dialogue.


Zen en de kunst van het motoronderhoud

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Pirsig aims towards a perception of the world that embraces both sides, the rational and the romantic. His philosophical investigations eventually drove him insane, and he was subjected to electroshock treatment which permanently changed his personality. This means encompassing “irrational” sources of wisdom and understanding as well as science, reason and technology.

With this, the book details two types of personalities: Gross writes, “He relates to mechanical things, not to people.

John simply hopes for the best with his bike, and when problems do occur he often becomes frustrated and is forced to rely on professional mechanics to repair it. Philosophical fictionAutobiographical novel [1].

He suggests such a combination of rationality and romanticism can potentially bring a higher quality of life. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest enn through seller support? I first read it when I was about 22 years old.

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