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The Resource A philosophy of walking, Frédéric Gros ; translated by John Howe

A philosophy of walking, Frédéric Gros ; translated by John Howe

Label
A philosophy of walking
Title
A philosophy of walking
Statement of responsibility
Frédéric Gros ; translated by John Howe
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Frédéric 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gros, Frédéric
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Walking
Label
A philosophy of walking, Frédéric Gros ; translated by John Howe
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Marcher, une philosophie
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Walking is not a sport -- Freedoms -- Why I am such a good walker (Nietzsche) -- Outside -- Slowness -- The passion for escape (Rimbaud) -- Solitudes -- Silences -- The walker's waking dreams (Rousseau) -- Eternities -- Conquest of the wilderness (Thoreau) -- Energy -- Pilgrimage -- Regeneration and presence -- The cynic's approach -- States of well-being -- Melancholy wandering (Nerval) -- A daily outing (Kant) -- Strolls -- Public gardens -- The urban flâneur -- Gravity -- Elemental -- Mystic and politician (Gandhi) -- Repetition
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 227 p.
Isbn
9781781682708
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013045065
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)856977651
  • (OCoLC)ocn856977651
  • 642594
Label
A philosophy of walking, Frédéric Gros ; translated by John Howe
Publication
Note
Translation of: Marcher, une philosophie
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Walking is not a sport -- Freedoms -- Why I am such a good walker (Nietzsche) -- Outside -- Slowness -- The passion for escape (Rimbaud) -- Solitudes -- Silences -- The walker's waking dreams (Rousseau) -- Eternities -- Conquest of the wilderness (Thoreau) -- Energy -- Pilgrimage -- Regeneration and presence -- The cynic's approach -- States of well-being -- Melancholy wandering (Nerval) -- A daily outing (Kant) -- Strolls -- Public gardens -- The urban flâneur -- Gravity -- Elemental -- Mystic and politician (Gandhi) -- Repetition
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 227 p.
Isbn
9781781682708
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2013045065
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)856977651
  • (OCoLC)ocn856977651
  • 642594

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