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A Philosophy of Walking

A Philosophy of Walking

by Frederic Gros and Clifford Harper

Hardback Publication Date: 25/03/2014

  $32.99
"It is only ideas gained from walking that have any worth."--Nietzsche In A Philosophy of Walking, a bestseller in France, leading thinker Frederic Gros charts the many different ways we get from A to B -- the pilgrimage, the promenade, the protest march, the nature ramble -- and reveals what they say about us. Gros draws attention to other thinkers who also saw walking as something central to their practice. On his travels he ponders Thoreau's eager seclusion in Walden Woods; the reason Rimbaud walked in a fury, while Nerval rambled to cure his melancholy. He shows us how Rousseau walked in order to think, while Nietzsche wandered the mountainside to write. In contrast, Kant marched through his hometown every day, exactly at the same hour, to escape the compulsion of thought. Brilliant and erudite, "A Philosophy of Walking" is an entertaining and insightful manifesto for putting one foot in front of the other.
ISBN:
9781781682708
9781781682708
Category:
Philosophy
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
25-03-2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
Verso Books
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
210x140x25mm
Weight:
0.41kg
Frederic Gros

Frederic Gros is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris XII and the Institute of Political Studies, Paris. He was the Editor of the last lectures of Michel Foucault at the College de France. His previous books include A Philosophy of Walking and The Security Principle.

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