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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

An Inquiry Into Values

The narrative follows a father-son motorcycle trip across the United States, interwoven with philosophical discussions that explore the concept of "Quality" as the foundation of reality. The book delves into the protagonist's past and his philosophical ideas, which challenge the dichotomy between the romantic and classical understanding of the world.

Key points:

1. Quality: Pirsig's main concept is "Quality," an intuitive value that guides our actions and forms reality. It bridges the subjective and objective worlds.

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