Monday, April 24, 2017

Robert M. Pirsig, R. I. P.

The Millions: Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals, died today at the age of 88, according to a statement released by his publisher. Pirsig’s work explored a system of thought called the “Metaphysics of Quality,” which has been defined as “a thesis that quality is the basis of reality, and that this understanding unifies most East Asian and Western thought.”

1 comment:

Don Coffin said...

Shortly after Zen... was published, I was browsing the non-textbook section of the West Virginia University bookstore. They had it shelved in a section on cars & bikes. I wrote Pirsig a letter about that...didn't get a response, but, then, I have no idea whether he actually got the letter.