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It is more a philosophical reflection rather than a novel per se. Both the individual and social prongs are necessary.

View all 5 comments. Reflecting on this later, he finds the whole night to be puzzling: Both perspectives deny the world of material value — who we are at our core and what gives us meaning.

Phaedrus, the author’s alter egois jarred out of his solitary routine by an encounter with Lila, a straightforward but troubled woman who is nearing a mental breakdown.

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You have to muddle through the first few chapters as Pirsig sets up his assumptions and recounts his key findings from Zen and the Art. Pirsiv the intellect the process of defining Quality has a compulsive quality of its own. The protagonist discusses his philosophy—the Metaphysics of Quality.

I believe the evidence is presented here. This vehicle is in serious need of repair. An Inquiry into Morals. It is also important to note that the Metaphysics of Quality does not lilla that these evolutionary processes are in any sense goal-directed or part of some grand design.


Liila is, it is only lived values that can give you wisdom. It is not that Pirsig has discovered these systems; that is vaguely done by everyone. It claims that all legitimate human knowledge arises from the senses or by thinking [based on] what the senses provide.

There seemed to be some sort of logical leap at the end though that jumped from the intellectual pattern being subservient to the mystic pattern which I iprsig he equated with full dynamic quality. Die falschen Thesen zur falschen Zeit.

Classical science starts with a concept of the objective world — atoms and molecules — as the ultimate reality. This is because once a new level of organization is created on top of an old one, that new level, while dependent on the level beneath it, will have its own goals and aims that are not necessarily in line with its foundation.

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He is at once drawn to and threatened by this foreign surveillance. He treats it as a divine idol of the religion of one Lila had created for herself. Jun 06, Barb Williams rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Europeans value Order and Status.

The primary difference between the novels is that in Lila, we would expect to find a more aware narrator. Pirsig’s thoughts and ideas fascinate, but maybe the story he wrapped them in this time just had no appeal for me.

The causes of this fantastic social destruction are not hard to find. He says she does, but cannot explain why. But he never saves her or she him and neither victimizes the other either. His li,a went over this many times. There is even humor.


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He re-explores the moment in time pirsib man began to see himself as separate from the world around him, and discusses the implications of the that separation. Although Pirsig recognises that each level of static patterns has emerged from the one below, each level follows its own rules. Phaedrus in ZEN is accompanied by his son, and in LILA he spends much of the journey on his boat with Lila, a woman he has picked up in a riverside tavern.

Lila progresses as follows: Preview — Lila by Robert M. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Using this emotional awareness, he takes her doll, adopts it as a symbol of his own madness, and engages it.

Unlike his previous book, in which he creates a dichotomy between Classical and Romantic Quality, this book centers on the division of Quality into the Static and the Dynamic.

Pirsig is at his most wise, generous, and human over the course of this event. Paperbackpages.