CWUPhilosophy and Religious Studies EventsPhilosophy and Religious Studies Eventshttps://www.cwu.edu/philosophy/calendaren-usThe Dao of Self Discoveryhttp://www.cwu.edu/philosophy/dao-self-discoveryWednesday, February 21Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:00:00Academic<h3>Winter 2018 Colloquium</h3><div style="color: brown"><h2>The Dao of Self-Discovery: Adventures with Gao and Pirsig<br>Dr. Jeffrey Dippmann<br>Wednesday, February 21, 4:00 PM, Black Hall 151</h2></div><p>&nbsp;</p><p>We will compare and contrast the use of travel and journeying as metaphors<br>for the search for the self in two classic novels: Robert Pirsig’s Zen and the Art<br>of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974) and Gao Xingjian’s Lingshan/Soul Mountain<br>(1990/2000). Each work draws upon a rich treasury of Buddhist and Daoist<br>imagery, symbolism, and philosophical insights to take the reader on the path<br>of personal self-discovery. Both authors began writing their work following<br>life-changing, traumatic events which subsequently propelled them along their<br>individual journeys. While American and Chinese respectively, the two authors<br>share a common sense of purporse, humanity, and longing to come to terms<br>with life and their place in the world.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="/philosophy/sites/cts.cwu.edu.philosophy/files/self%20discovery%20version%202.jpg" style="width: 100%; height: 100%;"></p></div style="color: brown"></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>Monday, February 51517855661