Robert M. Pirsig

We remember University of Minnesota alumni and renowned author Robert M. Pirsig.
Rest in Peace!

NEWS:

MPR News Robert Pirsig, author of “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance,” dies at 88  The Thread / Euan Kerr , Cody Nelson ·Apr 24, 2017 Minnesota Public Radio.
Excerpt:“He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a philosophy degree in 1950 and later taught at the school.”

NPR News ‘Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ Author Robert M. Pirsig Dies At 88 / Laurel Wamsley / April 24, 2017 5:27 PM ET National Public Radio.
Excerpt: “Pirsig was born in Minneapolis, the son of a University of Minnesota law professor. He graduated from high school at 15 and enlisted in the Army after World War II. While stationed in South Korea, he encountered the Asian philosophies that would underpin his work. He went on to study Hindu philosophy in India and for a time was enrolled in a philosophy Ph.D. program at the University of Chicago.”

AWARDS and HONORS

Past Alumni of Notable Achievement Honorees
Mr Robert M Pirsig BA 1950 [philosophy], MA 1958 – Mass Communication

Outstanding Achievement Award Recipients
Pirsig, Robert M., College of Liberal Arts, April 25, 1975

Journalism & Mass Communication Outstanding Achievement Award
Robert M. Pirsig, 1975

Cap & Gown program
inducted into Kappa Tau Alpha the journalism honor society as a grad student in 1953.

While a grad student at the U, he also served as co-editor of the Ivory Tower in 1953, which was then a supplement to the MN Daily. –University Archives

BOOKS BY

Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance : an inquiry into values
Robert M Pirsig / New York : Morrow 1974
Wilson Library  CT275.P648 A33

Lila : an inquiry into morals
Robert M Pirsig
New York : Bantam Books 1991
Wilson Library General Collection (PS3566.I66 L54 1991 )

John Dewey, Robert Pirsig, and the art of living : revisioning aesthetic education
David A Granger
1st ed.. New York : Palgrave Macmillan 2006
Wilson Library General Collection (BH39 .G672 2006 )

RECORDED INTERVIEW

Robert M Pirsig; Minnesota Public Radio.
St. Paul, Minn. : Minnesota Public Radio 1974
Walter Sci/Eng Library Smart Learning Commons (Closed Stacks – Ask at SLC Desk) (CT275.P648 A34x 1974 CMM418 CM M418 ) Notes: Robert Pirsig comments on his “personal and philosophical odyssey,” writing, and his book Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance.

ARTICLES

An Author and Father Looks Ahead at the Past + ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ By: Pirsig, R M.  New York Times Book Review March, 1984 Pages: 7-8.
Note: There are more articles including many reviews of Pirsig’s two books.  Search for more information on the University of Minnesota Libraries website.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH

Pirsig, Robert M.
Literature Online biography
Cambridge: Chadwyck-Healey (a ProQuest Information and Learning Company) 2006
Online access

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Books ordered recently

Companion To Wittgenstein (Blackwell Companions to Philosophy) Wiley Online Library eBook 2017
Deleuze-Lucretius Encounter. Johnson, Ryan J Cloth 2017
Faces Of Moderation: The Art Of Balance In An Age Of Extremes. Craiutu, Aurelian Cloth 2017
Information And Interaction: Eddington, Wheeler, And The Limits Of Knowledge Cloth 2017
Moral Psychology Of Confucian Shame: Shame Of Shamelessness. Seok, Bongrae, 1964- Paper 2017
Philosophical Perspectives On Modern Qur’anic Exegesis: Key Paradigms And Concepts. Campanini, Massimo, 1954- Paper 2016
Routledge Handbook Of Mechanisms And Mechanical Philosophy Cloth 2017
Spacetime Of The Imperial Cloth 2017
Starry Reckoning: Reference And Analysis In Mathematics And Cosmology. Grosholz, Emily, 1950- Cloth 2016
Thinking The Body As A Basis, Provocation, And Burden Of Life: Studies In Intercultural Intercultural And Historical Contexts. Cloth 2015

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Wilson Periodicals moved

The big Wilson moves are well underway.

The basement Periodicals room is nearly empty. The Periodicals have moved up to 3rd and 4th floors of Wilson.  Bound and Unbound are shelved together, title by title.

Here’s the new floorplan

When was this announced?
In our continuum publication, October 2016, along with other changes, in the paragraph

Other Wilson Library Updates
Periodicals and Dewey Decimal collections moving
The east section of the fourth floor of Wilson Library will re-open before Finals Week, providing additional study space. The area has been closed since late August, allowing staff to process the relocation of collections classified with the Dewey Decimal system. Some of these Dewey materials will be re-classified into our Library of Congress system and remain in Wilson, while others will be moved to off-site storage.

The bound and current periodicals, in the basement of Wilson Library, will be relocated to the third (N-J) and fourth A-M) floors.

Here are a few photos to show the changes; visit Wilson and explore if you plan to use the collections here in the coming months. (I had to do this myself!)

Below: Fourth floor lobby, entrance to Periodicals A-M

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Below: Fourth Floor, bound and unbound titles shelved side by side

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Below: Third floor, Periodicals N-Z looking east.

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Below: Bound and unbound issues on third floor, shelved together by title.

 

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Recent Oxford Handbooks

There are 66 titles under Philosophy in Oxford Handbooks Online (http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16740)

To access, be sure to login to the U and to the Libraries (It’s not yet listed in the catalog)

Just released:

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Methodology
Herman Cappelen, Tamar Szabó Gendler, and John Hawthorne (eds)
Print publication date:May 2016
Online publication date:Aug 2016
Subject:Philosophy
This book examines the nature of philosophical methodology, defined as the study of philosophical method: how to do philosophy well. It considers a number of hypotheses that explain the nature of philosophical methodology, including eliminativism, epistemologism, theory selectionism, necessary preconditionalism, and hierarchicalism. It also tackles a range of topics such as ‘ordinary language philosophy’, the role of logic in philosophical methodology, phenomenology, philosophical heuristics, and methods in the philosophy of literature and film. Other chapters discuss the method of reflective equilibrium, the notions of conceivability and possibility, naturalistic approaches to philosophical methodology, the methodology of legal philosophy, aesthetics and the philosophy of art as branches of analytic philosophy, issues and methods in the philosophy of mathematics, how and whether faith conflicts with reason, and critical philosophy of race. …

 

Philosophy Oxford Handbooks

Here’s a quick title list A-Z
The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics
The Oxford Handbook of American Philosophy
The Oxford Handbook of Animal Ethics
The Oxford Handbook of Aquinas
The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle
The Oxford Handbook of Bioethics
The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Eighteenth Century
The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century
The Oxford Handbook of British Philosophy in the Seventeenth Century
The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics
The Oxford Handbook of Causation
The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Phenomenology
The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Philosophy
The Oxford Handbook of Continental Philosophy
The Oxford Handbook of Environmental Ethics
The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology
The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory
The Oxford Handbook of Ethics at the End of Life
The Oxford Handbook of Ethics of War
The Oxford Handbook of Free Will
The Oxford Handbook of Free Will: Second Edition (2 ed.)
The Oxford Handbook of Freedom
The Oxford Handbook of German Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century
The Oxford Handbook of Hobbes
The Oxford Handbook of Hume
The Oxford Handbook of Indian Philosophy
The Oxford Handbook of Japanese Philosophy
The Oxford Handbook of Leibniz
The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Philosophy
The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics
The Oxford Handbook of Nietzsche
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophical Methodology
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Literature
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Neuroscience
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy in Early Modern Europe
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Biology
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Cognitive Science
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Criminal Law
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Death
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Economics
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Emotion
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Language
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Mind
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Perception
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Physics
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Religion
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Social Science
The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Time
The Oxford Handbook of Plato
The Oxford Handbook of Political Philosophy
The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics
The Oxford Handbook of Presocratic Philosophy
The Oxford Handbook of Rationality
The Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Ethics
The Oxford Handbook of Skepticism
The Oxford Handbook of Spinoza
The Oxford Handbook of The History of Analytic Philosophy
The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics
The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy
The Oxford Handbook of the Self
The Oxford Handbook of Value Theory
The Oxford Handbook of Wittgenstein
The Oxford Handbook of World Philosophy

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Directory news

By this Fall or sooner, we’ll have ONLINE access to the  International Directory of Philosophy – which will include Directory of American Philosophers). 

PRINT editions in Wilson

These titles in print were published separately and housed in Wilson Library:
(Click links for holdings and location of earlier volumes)

International directory of philosophy and philosophers
Bowling Green State University. Philosophy Documentation Center.; International Institute of Philosophy.
Wilson Reference Quarto B35 .I55 (earlier editions in Wilson general collection)

Directory of American philosophers
Bowling Green State University. Philosophy Documentation Center.
Wilson Reference Quarto B935 .D5 (earlier editions in Wilson general collection)

 

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The International Encyclopedia of Ethics

Did you know we have this encyclopedia online?  it’s at your fingertips day and night:

The International Encyclopedia of Ethics

Title: The international encyclopedia of ethics
Contributor: Hugh LaFollette 1948-
Publisher: Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell
Date: 2013
Summary: Covers major philosophical, legal and religions traditions. Provides clear definitions and explanations of all areas of ethics including the topics, movements, arguments, and key figures in normative ethics, meta-ethics, and practical ethics. Broad topics include applied ethics, bioethics, business ethics, civil society, continental ethics, environmental ethics, feminist ethics, history of ethics, moral distinctions, moral psychology, moral responsibility, non-western ethics, personal relationships, political ethics, professional ethics, science and ethics, sexuality, social ethics, technology, value of life, and war and violence.
Source: University of Minnesota Catalog

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Orders placed

 

PHILOSOPHY

Advances in Religion, Cognitive Science, and Experimental Philosophy                    Ebook      2016

Conduct of inquiry in international Relations: Philosophy of Science and Its Implications For the Study of World Politics.       Jackson, Patrick Thaddeus        Paper    2016

Hidden Authorship of Soren Kierkegaard.    Sawyer, Jacob H           Paper    2015

intoxication; Trans. By Philip Armstrong.     Nancy, Jean-Luc           Paper    2016

infinite Distraction: Paying Attention To Social Media.         Pettman, Dominic         Paper      2016

intellectual Humility: An introduction To the Philosophy and Science.          Church, Ian      Paper    2016

Philosophy of Cognitive Science.     Cain, M.J          Paper    2016

Philosophy of Science: Key Concepts.         French, Steven Cloth    2016

Physics and Speculative Philosophy: Potentiality in Modern Science            Cloth    2016

Pythagoras and the Doctrine of Transmigration: Wandering Souls. Luchte, James  Paper      2011

Reduction and Emergence in Science andPhilosophy.          Gillett, Carl       Cloth    2016

Soren Kierkegaard: Subjectivity, Irony, and the Crisis of Modernity.            Stewart, Jon (Jon Bartley)          Cloth    2015

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Student Success & Library Use

Research at the U of MN linking student success to library use is in the spotlight again, this time on Boopsie for this good news report from the Association of College and Research Libraries.

Digital resources are great, of course, and we have subject specific pages too – but don’t dismiss a visit to your library. There are great print resources in each one, and friendly helpful staff – and you can find a coffee shop in Walter and Wilson too.

Excerpt from the entry in Boopsie:
“As college libraries foster accessibility and student engagement, they contribute to the success of their students through increased graduation rates, increased retention rates, and higher GPAs. When college libraries contribute to student success, they increase institutional prestige while preparing future leaders to meet the challenges of tomorrow’s world.”

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Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy

On order for Wilson:

Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy; V. 1 Paper 2013
Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy; V. 2 Paper 2014
Oxford Studies in Medieval Philosophy: V. 3 Paper 2015

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PHILOSOPHY firm orders invoiced since July 1, 2015

PHILOSOPHY firm orders invoiced since July 1, 2015
check our Libraries catalog by searching title

Alfarabi: the political writings; v. Ii: “political regime” and “summary of Plato’s laws.; trans. By Charles e. Butterworth. Farabi cloth 2015
Artemis. Budin, stephanie lynn cloth 2016
Arthur Schopenhauer: new material by him and about him by dr. David asher Asher, David, 1818-1890 cloth 2015
Articulation between natural sciences and systematic theology: a philosophical mediation based on the contributions of jean Ladriere and Xavier zubiri.paper 2015
Atheism. Evans, dylan, 1966- paper 2014
Dancing with absurdity: your most cherished beliefs (and all your others) are probably wrong. Leavitt, fred cloth 2015
Developing moral sensitivity cloth 2015
Dialogue as a trans-disciplinary concept: martin Buber’s philosophy of dialogue and its contemporary reception. Cloth 2015
Fabricating origins paper 2015
From Hegel to Windelband: historiography of philosophy in the 19th century ebook 2015
God and mental causation. Lim, daniel paper 2015
Islam and rationality: the impact of al-ghazali: papers collected on his 900th anniversary.; v. 1 ebook 2015
Letter that has not been read: dreams in the Hebrew bible; trans. By lenn j. Schramm. Bar, shaul ebook 2001
Partitioning the soul: debates from Plato to Leibniz ebook 2014
Problem of perception and the experience of god: toward a theological empiricism. Yadav, sameer paper 2015
Recognition principle: a philosophical perspective between psychology, sociology and politics. Busacchi, vinicio cloth 2015
Research methodology: from philosophy of science to research design. Novikov, a.m. (aleksandr mikhailovich), 1941- ebook 2013
Robust demands of the good: ethics with attachment, virtue, and respect. Pettit, philip, 1945- ebook 2015
Stem cell dialogues: a philosophical and scientific inquiry into medical frontiers. Krimsky, sheldon ebook 2015
Voltaire’s revolution: writings from his campaign to free laws from religion voltaire, 1694-1778 paper 2015

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