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  1. says:

    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 1974 Persig’s only two books I kept seeing LILA on my bookshelf and decided it mi

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    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

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    1 The story is compelling Post post midlife crisis man meets younger voluptuous woman They travel down the river together The convention is uite cheap But he never saves her or she him and neither victimizes the other either That's good It's not really sensual except for one scene And the self portrait of the narrator is absolutely unsparing as is his portrait of the girl She's not a waif or a femme fatale but a complicated damaged person

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    Robert Pirsig's previous book ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE is a profoundly influential book in my own

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    What is uality? Is it a noun or a verb? Why is uality so important?These 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

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    This was a fantastic read There were two mind blowing branches in this book The first centers around evolution and morality among the three basic forces biology society and intellectualism The second talks about morality

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    In societies that criminalize rather than attempt to understand mental illness artists and philosophers may be t

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    There are some really interesting ideas in this book Here are my favorites in my own words mostly Darwin's Theory

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    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 h

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    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 released and found that much to my surprise I enjoyed the philosophy presented in it as much as I enjoyed the

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Ng work Instead of a motorcycle Lila An Epuba 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 sexuality. 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

Summary Lila An Inuiry into Morals

Lila An Inuiry into Morals

Hostility and oncoming madness threatens to disrupt his lifeIn Lila Robert An Inuiry into MOBI #238 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 seventies. In societies that criminalize rather than attempt to understand mental illness artists and philosophers may be the first to have the guts to discuss the topic publicly or sympathetically Such societies may first approach understanding mental illness through art rather than through education medicine or philanthropy let alone helpful treatment For women wmental illness societal support toward a true understanding of mental health may be even slower coming than for men if a male perspective is the society s metric for truthsanity women s experience will always be a bit aberrantsuspect Pirsig differentiates Lila s madness from Ph drus in his first book and proposes a new way forwardIn Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance An Inuiry Into Values the narratorprotagonist like the author himself is diagnosedcharacterized as schizophrenic and institutionalized He receives electric shock treatments but the treatment is no cure just a means to an end a way of going back into hiding in plain sight Like Pirsig Ph drus eventually is able to leave institutionalized mental care not because he is cured but because he elects to behave as he expects the staff want a healing patient to behave by speaking as the staff hope he will etc From LilaHe saw that the sane always know they are good because their culture tells them so Anyone who tells them otherwise is sick paranoid and needs further treatment To avoid that accusation Ph drus had had to be very careful of what he said when he was in the hospital He told the sane what they wanted to hear and kept his real thoughts to himself In Lila as he considers options for ways forward for this female character heading toward insanity the Ph drus character recalls his own previous non cure In time this strategy had brought Ph drus enough smiles to get out It made him less honest and it made him of a conformist to the current cultural status uo but that is what everyone really wanted It got him out and back to his family and a job and a place in the world again and this new personality of a conforming role playing ex mental patient who knew how to do as he was told without protest became a sort of permanent stage personality that he never droppedIt wasn t a happy solution to always role play with people he had once been honest with It made it impossible to ever really share anything with them Now he was isolated than he had been in the insane asylum but there was nothing he could do about it Her second alternative he thought would be to cave in to whatever it was she was fighting and learn to adjust She d probably go into some kind of cultural dependency with recurring trips to a psychiatrist or some kind of social counselor for therapy accept the cultural reality that her rebellion was no good and live with it In this way she d continue to lead a normal life continuing her problem whatever it was within conventional cultural limitsThe trouble was he didn t really like that solution much better than the firstAnd Lila s battle is everybody s battle you know Sometimes the insane and the contrarians and the ones who are the closest to suicide are the most valuable people society has They may be precursors of social change They ve taken the burdens of the culture onto themselves and in their struggle to solve their own problems they re solving problems for the culture as wellPirsig posits that a new way of conceptualizing mental health is necessary The way to really deal with insanity he thought is to turn the tables and talk about truth instead Insanity s a medical subject that everyone agrees is bad Truth s a metaphysical subject that everyone disagrees about There are lots of different definitions of truth and some of them could throw a whole lot light on what was happening to Lila than a subject object metaphysics doesHe goes on to argue that The Metaphysics of uality suggests that in addition to the customary solutions to insanity conform to cultural patterns or stay locked up there is another one This solution is to dissolve all static patterns both sane and insane and find the base of reality Dynamic uality that is independent of all of them This notion of Dynamic uality Pirsig s consideration and definition of the concept is where Lila An Inuiry Into Morals purports to take the reader now 25 years later in an era when discussions of mental health are likely to be about insurance coverage access and Rx s rather than talk therapy when only the rich or the convicted criminal are likely to find themselves in an institution unless they re there for addiction how does Lila read Does Pirsig s way forward still look like a door people are likely to open

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In this best selling new book Inuiry into Kindle #180 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 changi. 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