[E–book] Lila An Inuiry into Morals

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Lila An Inuiry into Morals Free download Õ 2 In this best selling new book his first in seventeen years Robert M Pirsig author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance takes us on a poignant and passionate journey as mysterious and compelling as his first life changing. It took me a long time to read this book and I m not sure how much these disparate readings affected my overall impression of the book Pirsig doesn t have a narrative structure he wanders And these wanderings tend to circle back around and all tie in to a greater point or idea he s trying to get to the root of Leaving the book for days or weeks at a time makes it hard to follow that strand and keep a sense of how the ideas you re reading about tie into the overall purpose of the book Zen is one of my all time favorite books and had a profound impact on my person So I m not 100% certain what it was about this book that didn t work for me It could be that i m an older discerning reader these days and that maybe if I read Zen again today though I have re read it a handful of times in the past it wouldn t resonate as true with me either I am certainly knowledgeable about certain matters of science that I wasn t on my first readings of Zen This was something that I noticed a few times earlier on in Lila I found myself disagreeing with some things Pirsig was saying and I uestioned whether it was because he was wrong or if it was something I just wasn t able to grasp yet This is what struck me as different about this book When reading Zen I found myself instantaneously agreeing with and seeing the truth of much of what Pirsig said and the things which I didn t understand in the book I assumed I would in time after thought and reading which I have because I thoroughly believed in the rest of the ideas i was reading In the case of Lila I thought I understood and found that I had disagreements with Pirsig This was a first reading though and having read Zen multiples times I always get out of it with each subseuent read It may be a bit early to fully judge Lila I ve also wondered if Zen was simply appealing to me because I love motorcycles and was able to instantly connect with that aspect of the book whereas Lila herself and their story didn t really engage me in any way Pirsig s thoughts and ideas fascinate but maybe the story he wrapped them in this time just had no appeal for me I was also really disappointed with the ending My problems with the actual ideas presented were twofold Certain ideas just rang false based on my understanding of the universe I m being vague i know but there s too much to respond to specifically Certain others I uestion the manner in which he comes to his conclusions Many of his ideas come to him in flashes He sees the truth of it and then puts together all the pieces of the puzzle to explain it I wonder whether his reasoning is just a post hoc rationalization without any real merit That he is just finding things to fit his conclusions which is what makes the simple brilliance of his ideas so right sounding to him and to the reader I will say that my thoughts did seem to change as the book went on I found his ideas about insanity really insightful And at some point all his talk of dynamic vs static uality inorganic vs organic patterns and biological social and intellectual patterns all started to make sense 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 think he euated with full dynamic ualityIn the end I think this is a worthwhile read though it lacked the cohesion of Zen It purported to be an inuiry into morals and in my mind failed in a true exploration of that purpose But it further explores ideas in Pirsig s Metaphysics of uality and even if many of the ideas he talks about don t all tie together neatly they are all mostly fascinating in their own right For every idea I read which I disagreed with there were many that I not only agreed with but almost felt this great sigh of relief escape me because here finally someone was able to express in words thoughts I have not been able to do so for myself Because no matter how rational and logical my reasoning is how much it is based on a deep scientific understanding of the universe there is a point where certain ideas i have about morals and ethics and good come down to certain assumptions that I have no method or framework to explain At the base of all his writings Pirsig is trying to explain this same something and so I very much value his works Not only because I think he is mostly correct in his assertions but because I believe he is mostly responsible and thoughtful in his methods I appreciate that his process of explanation incorporates his understanding of physics and biology evolution and anthropology eastern mysticism and personal experience and that he weaves all these different ways of understanding the universe into one grand idea

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Lila An Inuiry into Morals Free download Õ 2 Work Instead of a motorcycle a sailboat carries his philosopher narrator Phaedrus down the Hudson River as winter closes in Along the way he picks up a most unlikely traveling companion a woman named Lila who in her desperate sex. What is uality Is it a noun or a verb Why is uality so importantThese are deep uestions that affect everyone Pirsig follows up his Zen book with a smoother sophisticated and clearer book that may not be as mystifying and haunting but is certainly mature This book made me rethink myself my relationships with everyone I know my professional behavior and much about my research By my limited understanding of Lila I am a effective father friend son brother teacher scientist leaderWithout a doubt Pirsig is one of the masterful philosophers of our time And maybe all time If anyone from the 20th century deserves to stand alongside Plato Aristotle Socrates and Confucius that would be Robert Pirsig Twisted verb Why is uality so importantThese are deep uestions that affect everyone Pirsig follows up his Zen book with a smoother sophisticated and clearer book that may not be as mystifying and haunting but is certainly mature This book made me rethink myself my relationships with everyone I know my professional behavior and much about my research By my limited understanding of Lila I am a effective father friend son brother teacher scientist leaderWithout a doubt Pirsig is one of the masterful philosophers of our time And maybe all time If anyone from the 20th century deserves to stand alongside Plato Aristotle Socrates and Confucius that would be Robert Pirsig

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Lila An Inuiry into Morals Free download Õ 2 Uality hostility and oncoming madness threatens to disrupt his lifeIn Lila Robert M Pirsig has crafted a uniue work of adventure and ideas that examines the essential issues of the nineties as his previous classic did the seventi. I bought this book in Amsterdam accidentally for 05 It was lying on an old book shelf that stood right in the street I was walking past the book shelf after a meditation session and saw the word lila on the cover I was in the right mood so purchased this book as a part of inspiration I haven t read Pirsig s first book but had heard good opinions of it before It was uite interesting to read Lila for most part of the book It is a philosophical reflection rather than a novel per se The protagonist discusses his philosophy the Metaphysics of uality I found these reflections to be stimulating at times while uite outdated at other times The protagonist s views are highly evolutionary and here they coincide with for instance Integral philosophy of Ken Wilber Pirsig writes about biological social and intellectual stages levels of evolution where each subseuent stage tried to differentiate from the previous one and in a way negate it To compare biological view roughly correlates with the Red altitude worldview and below of Wilber s developmental model which is egocentric and archaic social corresponds to the Amber altitude worldview Blue in terms of Spiral Dynamics vMEMEs which is ethnocentered and is all about conventional norms while the intellectual level in the book involves both Orange rationalistic and scientifically minded and Green pluralistic that s the parts of the book where the protagonist criticizes some of the limitations of cultural relativistsPirsig also puts a strong emphasis on states of consciousness without naming them as such specifically the ones related to what in meditative traditions is known as nonduality His idea of the Dynamic uality which is contrasted to static patterns apparently draws a lot from Whitehead whose philosophy maintained that each moment is a creative thrust into novelty Dynamic uality seems to be analogous to Wilber s Eros which in itself to a significant degree draws upon the Platonic tradition In overall the book provides food for an integratively thinking mind however after Ken Wilber s philosophy it seems a bit outdated while being advanced than all positivistic and reductionistic ideas still rampant in our cultures so instrumental to various destructive sociocultural processes Pirsig would have benefited enormously had he encountered the notion of uadrants or primordial perspectives of reality in Wilber s Integral AAL framework but the book had been written and published before Wilber made this famous discovery Pirsig still would have had the chance had he studied carefully the Platonic lineages especially Russian religious philosophy which clearly differentiated and integrated the Big Three of the Good the Beautiful and the True The author s and protagonist s thinking would be much clearer if a clear grasp of the difference between an individual holarchy and a social holarchy were presentStill lots of interesting thoughts from the author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance An Inuiry into Values that was his previous book the first one he wrote while this one was his second I don t think that the reflections on values per se were useful at least to me but all the picturesue verbal philosophical reflections around Dynamic uality were energizing to read Some good intuitions and descriptions of mystical states are included as well


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    [E–book] Lila An Inuiry into Morals It’s been 21 years since I read this book and much longer since I read its predecessor ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE

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    Free download Ø PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ì Robert M. Pirsig Robert M. Pirsig ì 2 Read [E–book] Lila An Inuiry into Morals There are some really interesting ideas in this book Here are my favorites in my own words mostly Darwin's Theory of Evolution fails to account for improvement; the author posits that it's not about survival it's about striving towards uality There are 2 kinds of uality Static and Dynamic Dynamic uality allows for change that creates improvement Static uality prevents backsliding Too much Static uality leads to stagnation Too much Dynamic u

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    [E–book] Lila An Inuiry into Morals Review Lila An Inuiry into Morals I bought this book in Amsterdam accidentally for €05 It was lying on an old book shelf that stood right in the street I was walking past the book shelf after a meditation session and saw the word “lila” on the cover I was in the right mood so purchased this book as a part of inspiration I haven’t read Pirsig’s first book but had heard good opinions of it before It was uite interesting to read Lila for most part

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    [E–book] Lila An Inuiry into Morals Lila An Inuiry into Morals I'm not smart enough to review this book Robert Pirsig is a certified genius; his I at age 9 was 170 I read his first book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance back in the 1970s when it was

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  • Paperback
  • 480
  • Lila An Inuiry into Morals
  • Robert M. Pirsig
  • English
  • 18 July 2019
  • 9780553299618