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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values

10 minutes
This personal and philosophical journey examines the nature of quality and how to live well.

What defines a quality existence? How can you live your best possible life? Robert Pirsig explores these questions through a fictionalized autobiography, blending his personal odyssey with his philosophical findings. In this Snapshot, you will learn why the problem of living well is also a problem of knowledge. You will also learn that quality is not a fixed reality, but a way of life.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Want an approachable introduction to the field of philosophy
  • Are interested in the intersection of personal values and vocation
  • Want to live your best life
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