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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 24 Summary

Robert M. Pirsig
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Chapter 24 Summary

The Narrator awakes from last chapter's dream and does some exercises, all the while repeating the word 'good.' He remarks that "caring and quality are internal and external aspects of the same thing." Then he links Phaedrus' pursuit of a technological meaning of Quality to his attempt to resolve the problem of technological hopelessness and follows that up with a summary of the philosophical terrain covered so far, ending by asserting his preference for down-to-Earth contexts over mountaintop contexts. This means that the Narrator has learned to value a balanced approach in his pursuit of spiritual meaning, an approach that pertains to and nurtures his everyday involvements and relationships. They eat breakfast, during which Chris attempts to write to his mom. At first he is stuck, but then brainstorms for three pages. This occasions remarks from the Narrator concerning what to do about stuckness, using what...

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