Who is Robert Maynard Pirsig?June 26, 2021
American writer and philosopher.
He started his biochemistry studies at the University of Minnesota in 1943. He was then drafted into the army and participated in the Korean War. He completed his education in philosophy at the University of Minnesota. He studied eastern philosophy at Benares Hindu University in India.
He taught composition and rhetoric at various schools in Montana and Illinois. Due to the psychological problems he had during these periods, he received electroshock treatment. He worked as a technical writer in Minneapolis. His work, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, which was rejected by many publishers, was published in 1974 and was a long-time bestseller. He continues to travel across the Atlantic in his boat and occasionally lives in Sweden, Norway, Belgium and England.
Pirsig has also worked on quality. And he determined the quality as “undefinable”. This interpretation also conforms to the approach of excellence in quality.