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Philosophy as the art of life maintenance

By OP Rana ( China Daily ) Updated: 2017-06-19 07:05:55

The art of writing. It has always been a mystery. Ever since the three Rs (reading, writing and arithmetic) entered the English vocabulary in the early 19th century, writers and journalists have been trying to manipulate the vocabulary to come up with a masterpiece.

It is the art of writing, creative and technical, that Phaedrus teaches in a small college. The question of what constitutes good writing takes Phaedrus to what in general constitutes "good" or "quality". And it is this quest that compelled an author to spend four years in the quest of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Robert M. Pirsig, who re-instilled the quest of philosophy in us, died in Maine, United States, about two months ago at the age of 88. Pirsig authored other works, too, but he will always be remembered for his "inquiry into values" in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Philosophy as the art of life maintenance

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