Rogert Pirsig, popular philosopher, dead at 88

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Rogert Pirsig, popular philosopher, dead at 88

Postby Braininvat on April 26th, 2017, 3:28 pm 

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/24/books/robert-pirsig-dead-wrote-zen-and-the-art-of-motorcycle-maintenance.html

on phone so cant type much....this guy was why I took philosophy courses in college.
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Re: Rogert Pirsig, popular philosopher, dead at 88

Postby BadgerJelly on April 26th, 2017, 4:03 pm 

Really?

Not a bad little book. I always remember him talking about the manual being written by people who didn't understand the device. That point really hit home with me in regard to education.

There was certainly a lot of things in that book I could relate to, and many points made that lead the reader in numerous directions spanning physics, philosophy, ethics, mathematics and politics in general.
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Re: Rogert Pirsig, popular philosopher, dead at 88

Postby bangstrom on April 27th, 2017, 12:38 am 

I think of Pirsig every time I look at a set of instructions or watch a welder who knows what he is doing.
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