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Q: Robert Pirsig Definition of Quality ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Robert Pirsig Definition of Quality
Category: Science > Social Sciences
Asked by: jonesjackson-ga
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Posted: 27 Sep 2006 16:37 PDT
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How does Robert Pirsig ultimately define Quality in Zen and the Art of
Motorcycle Maintenance?
Subject: Re: Robert Pirsig Definition of Quality
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 27 Sep 2006 18:00 PDT
Pirsig offers this definition:


"Quality is a characteristic of thought and statement that is
recognized by a nonthinking process.  Because definitions are a
product of rigid, formal thinking, quality cannot be defined."

..."When I say, 'Quality cannot be defined,' I'm really saying
formally, 'I'm stupic about Quality."

...But then below the definition on the blackboard, he wrote, "But
even though Quality cannot be defined, you know what Quality is..."


You can actually search the text of the book by using the 'Inside the
Book' feature at

The above excerpt is taken from pages 184-185 of the online text.

Let me know if there's anything else you need on this.

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