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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry in Values 2

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Categorization is odious. There is tremendous overlap among genres. These pigeonholes are offered only as a convenience.

Robert Pirsig (1928 - )

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From Wikipedia: Robert Maynard Pirsig (born September 6, 1928) is an American philosopher, famous for his first book, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values (1974). The book outlined Pirsig's ideas about the Good, in the form of a mostly-autobiographical tale of a man's motorcycle trip across North America with some friends and his son. The book remains a best seller to this day. In 1974 Pirsig was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to allow him to write its follow-up, Lila: An Inquiry into Morals (1991), in which he elaborates a Metaphysics of Quality.

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