Aristotle reading group trivia


My dad noticed my Aristotle book the other day, and pointed out a bit of trivia that I was not aware of. Richard McKeon, editor of the volume, is apparently the U of Chicago professor who was the inspiration for the ‘Chairman’ character in Robert Pirsig’s novel ‘Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance’ (no doubt a contender for the reading odyssey in its own right).

I pulled up an article the UChicago Magazine ( that paints a pretty interesting picture of him (certainly prettier than the one painted by Pirsig). You might want to give it a glance.


05. January 2009 by Arrian
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