Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals - Part III, Chapters 24-32 Summary & Analysis

Robert M. Pirsig
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Part III, Chapters 24-32 Summary

Chapter 24: Phaedrus determines that the question of Lila's quality involves more than society and biology. He decides that what makes Rigel so angry is the fact that an intellectual like Phaedrus is telling him to believe that it is unintelligent to repress biological drives. Rigel is attacking an intellect versus society code of morals. Phaedrus determines that his Metaphysics of Quality equates objects with inorganic and biological value, while subjects have social and intellectual value. Thus, this larger system of understanding allows subject and object as well as mind and matter to exist within a moral, evolutionary relationship. If examined historically, Phaedrus reasons, the Victorian social codes dominate society until World War I. Between the world wars, the intellectuals dominate unchallenged. After World War II, there is a hippie revolution and after that fails, there is a...

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