I love this book and have read it many times over 40 years. The notion of “quality” (Areté) and how it was killed during the intellectual war between the Sophists and Aristotle is fascinating (if controversial). It takes some thinking and rereading to get at his notion of what quality is and why it’s important.

Like all great books, it can be read and used in many ways. Like all great books, it is still relevant, perhaps even more now than when it was written.

And it’s a great life story as well. One which had a tragic ending that is not in the book.

Sad to hear of Pirsig’s passing. Glad the work remains.

Honorary Schizophrenic. Recent refugee. Displaced person. Old white male. Confidant of cassowaries.

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