By Frédéric Gros
Title note: unique identify Marcher, Une Philosophie
Author note: John Howe (Translator)
Publish 12 months note: First released 2009
"It is just principles received from jogging that experience any worth."--Nietzsche
In A Philosophy of jogging, a bestseller in France, prime philosopher Frédéric Gros charts the various alternative ways we get from A to B -- the pilgrimage, the prom, the protest march, the character ramble -- and divulges what they are saying approximately us.
Gros attracts awareness to different thinkers who additionally observed jogging as anything relevant to their perform. On his travels he ponders Thoreau's keen seclusion in Walden Woods; the explanation Rimbaud walked in a fury, whereas Nerval rambled to remedy his depression. He indicates us how Rousseau walked as a way to imagine, whereas Nietzsche wandered the mountainside to put in writing. by contrast, Kant marched via his place of birth each day, precisely on the comparable hour, to flee the compulsion of inspiration. remarkable and erudite, A Philosophy of Walking is an exciting and insightful manifesto for placing one foot in entrance of the other.
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A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros