Robert M. Pirsig

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Pirsig in July 2005

Robert Maynard Pirsig (September 6, 1928 – April 24, 2017)[1] was an American writer and philosopher.[2] He is known for writing many philosophy books. They include: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values (1974) and Lila: An Inquiry into Morals (1991).

Pirsig was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He died on April 24, 2017 at his home in South Berwick, Maine from a long-illness, aged 88.[3]

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  1. "Robert M(aynard) Pirsig." Contemporary Popular Writers. Ed. Dave Mote. Detroit: St. James Press, 1997. Gale Biography in Context. Web. September 1, 2012.
  2. "MSU to award honorary doctorate to philosopher Robert Pirsig - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Montana State University". The Bozeman Daily Chronicle. 2012-11-18. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  3. Italie, Hillel; Associated Press (April 24, 2017), "'Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' author dead", Kansas City Star, retrieved April 24, 2017

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