A Guide to Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

The Art of Manliness | 29 May 2024 | 0h 53m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Mark Richardson about his book Zen and Now, a study and reflection on Robert Pirsig’s book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Explains what Pirsig’s book is all about, Pirsig’s ideas on the metaphysics of quality and our relationship to technology, and how he tried to combine the ethos of Eastern and Western thought into a unified philosophy of living. Discusses why Richardson wanted to recreate Pirsig’s road trip, the joys of travelling by motorcycle, and what he learned along the way.

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