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By Frédéric Gros

Title note: unique identify Marcher, Une Philosophie
Author note: John Howe (Translator)
Publish yr note: First released 2009
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"It is simply 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 strolling as anything crucial 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 treatment his depression. He indicates us how Rousseau walked to be able to imagine, whereas Nietzsche wandered the mountainside to write down. by contrast, Kant marched via his place of birth each day, precisely on the comparable hour, to flee the compulsion of idea. impressive and erudite, A Philosophy of Walking is an interesting and insightful manifesto for placing one foot in entrance of the other.

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