Primarily A Mental Phenomenon: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance's Robert Pirsig Dies

Robert Pirsig, the brilliant, troubled author of 1974’s iconic Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values – a dense philosophical exploration, father/son road trip narrative, and study of the art of motorcycle maintenance as “the art of rationality itself” – has died at 88 at his Maine home. Seeking to reconcile humanism and technology, Pirsig argued in what became a cultural touchstone that, “The real cycle you’re working on is a cycle called yourself.”

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