Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

An Inquiry Into Values

Author: Robert M. Pirsig

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780060839871

Category: Psychology

Page: 464

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A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions on how to live. The narrator's relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning; the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Resonant with the confusions of existence, this classic is a touching and transcendent book of life. This new edition contains an interview with Pirsig and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.
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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

An Inquiry Into Values

Author: Robert M. Pirsig

Publisher:

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 412

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While cycling through the western states, a disillusioned American questions the meaning of existence after confronting the ghost of his former, uninstitutionalized self
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Coffee with Plato

Author: Donald R. Moor

Publisher: Vrin

ISBN: 9781844835089

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Around 428 BC, Plato was born into one of Athens’s most aristocratic families, and ultimately gathered around him some of the greatest minds of his age. Travel back to ancient Greece with Professor Emeritus of Philosophy Donald R. Moor and author Robert M. Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance) to meet this legendary thinker. In addition to expanding upon his famous allegory of the cave, Plato talks about learning through dialogue, the primacy of good and the price of wrong doing, democracy, freedom and censorship, women’s equality, love, and mathematics, and the search for truth.
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Zen and Now

On the Trail of Robert Pirsig and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Author: Mark Richardson

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 0307373150

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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On the Trail of Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Zen and Now is the story of a story that will appeal to the 5 million readers of the original and serve as an initiation to a whole new generation. Since its original publication in 1968, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values has touched whole generations of readers with its serious attempt to define “quality” in a world that seems indifferent to the responsibilities that quality brings. Mark Richardson expands that journey with an investigation of his own – to find the enigmatic author of Zen and the Art, ask him a few questions, and place his classic book in context. The result manages to be a biography of Pirsig himself – in the discovery of an unknown life of madness, murder and eventual resolution – and a splendid meditation on creativity and problem-solving, sanity and insanity.
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Zen in the Art of Rhetoric

An Inquiry into Coherence

Author: Mark Lawrence McPhail

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791428030

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

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Explores relationships between classical and contemporary approaches to rhetoric and their connection to the underlying assumptions at work in Zen Buddhism.
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International Journal of Religion and Sport

Author: Christopher J. Anderson

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 9780881461527

Category: Religion

Page: 123

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The International Journal of Religion and Sport' is a refereed print publication analyzing the interchanges between world religions, religious practice, spirituality, and global sport. The editors of the journal invite contributions that take seriously the study of religion and sport as well as scholarship investigating notions of sport as religious or spiritual practice. The journal seeks contributions using diverse methodological approaches to religion and sport from a variety of disciplines such as myth and ritual studies, historical studies, popular culture studies, and liturgical studies. The editors welcome original scholarship in English from international contributors in the form of essays, book reviews, and film reviews. The journal is published yearly by Mercer University Press and is sponsored by the Centre for the Study of Sport and Spirituality at York/St. John College of the University of Leeds.
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The Craft of Knowledge

Experiences of Living with Data

Author: C. Smart,J. Hockey,A. James

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137287349

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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This book is a contribution to contemporary debates on social research with a unique focus on the relationship between methods and the crafting of knowledge. Nine experienced researchers from different disciplines have come together to explore what really matters to them in the process of doing qualitative research.
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George Steiner at The New Yorker

Author: George Steiner,Robert Boyers

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811217043

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 344

View: 1957

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Collects fifty-three signature pieces as originally published between 1967 and 1997, in a wide-ranging anthology that shares the influential author's perspectives on such topics as paganism, the literature of the gulag, and the history of chess. Original.
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Blake, Deleuzian Aesthetics, and the Digital

Author: Claire Colebrook

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441114378

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Drawing on recent theories of digital media and on the materiality of words and images, this fascinating study makes three original claims about the work of William Blake. First, Blake offers a critique of digital media. His poetry and method of illuminated printing is directed towards uncovering an analogical language. Second, Blake's work can be read as a performative. Finally, Blake's work is at one and the same time immanent and transcendent, aiming to return all forms of divinity and the sacred to the human imagination, stressing that 'all deities reside in the human breast,' but it also stresses that the human has powers or potentials that transcend experience and judgement: deities reside in the human breast. These three claims are explored through the concept of incarnation: the incarnation of ideas in words and images, the incarnation of words in material books and their copies, the incarnation of human actions and events in bodies, and the incarnation of spirit in matter.
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A Talent for Friendship

Rediscovery of a Remarkable Trait

Author: John Edward Terrell

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199386471

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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This lively, provocative text presents a new way to understand friendship. Professor John Terrell argues that the ability to make friends is an evolved human trait not unlike our ability to walk upright on two legs or our capacity for speech and complex abstract reasoning. Terrell charts how this trait has evolved by investigating two unique functions of the human brain: the ability to remake the outside world to suit our collective needs, and our capacity to escape into our own inner thoughts and imagine how things might and ought to be. The text is richly illustrated and written in an engaging style, and will appeal to students, scholars, and general readers interested in anthropology, evolutionary and cognitive science, and psychology more broadly.
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