Next year, 2024 is the 50th Anniversary of the publication of Robert Pirsig’s seminal work. That rhetorical, biographical and philosophical novel is woven around the real motorcycle trip as Bob & son Chris and John & Sylvia Sutherland headed out west across the US from Minneapolis on 8th July (1968). If you follow ZMMQuality on … Continue reading “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance 2024”
A review of: “How The World Thinks – A Global History of Philosophy” by Julian Baggini All my reviews are done in the context of my own philosophical journey and often, like this one, a review done very early on in the reading, so that my own prejudices are laid bare for later analysis and … Continue reading “Zen and the Art of Philosophy”
Hat tip to Massimo Pigliucci IIRC? As someone who’s first forays into philosophy were encouraged by Robert Pirsig I was intrigued to see the reference in this piece on Stoicism to Eugen Herrigel’s Zen and the Art of Archery, the work that prompted the form of Pirsig’s famous title. The Stoic philosopher Antipater is a … Continue reading “Zen and the Art of Stoicism?”
The good meme continues, but this is an interesting example in the legal profession. Thanks to Rebecca for the link.
Zen, Art and Motorcycles – a 40 year search for quality. A film by Lee Glover to be released in HD video summer / fall 2009. Henry Gurr looking good in the promotional clip on-line at the above link.
I have for over 20 years posted Pirsig-related news on my “Pirsig Pages” and today posted an important update. As the result of collaborations, planning and coordinating activities to mark the 50th anniversary in 2024 of the publication of “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” ( #ZMM50th ) it was decided to immediately implement … Continue reading “Robert Pirsig Association and #ZMM50th News”
I mentioned Rory Stewart just yesterday for his foreword to one of my library of unread books. What I hadn’t noticed until yesterday was he’d been one of the virtual guests at “Realisation2023“. I’ve almost attended Realisation a couple of times now – a mixture of conference and retreat, with a focus on … reinventing … Continue reading “Rory Stewart – Realising the Future.”
A Successful Pirsig Rethinks Life of Zen and Science By George Gent, New York Times, May 15, 1974 (C) Copyrights acknowledged [This is a digitized version of an article from The Times’s print archive, before the start of online publication in 1996. To preserve these articles as they originally appeared, The Times does not alter, … Continue reading “A Successful Pirsig Rethinks Life of Zen and Science”