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A Philosophy of Walking

A Philosophy of Walking

by Frederic Gros and Clifford Harper

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 22/04/2015

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"It is only ideas gained from walking that have any worth." --Nietzsche

In A Philosophy of Walking, a bestseller in France, leading thinker Fr d ric 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:
9781781688373
9781781688373
Category:
Philosophy
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
22-04-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
209x142x18mm
Weight:
0.3kg
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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