By Frédéric Gros
Title note: unique name Marcher, Une Philosophie
Author note: John Howe (Translator)
Publish yr note: First released 2009
"It is barely rules won from strolling that experience any worth."--Nietzsche
In A Philosophy of strolling, a bestseller in France, prime philosopher Frédéric Gros charts the numerous 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 in an effort to imagine, whereas Nietzsche wandered the mountainside to put in writing. against this, Kant marched via his native land on a daily basis, precisely on the related hour, to flee the compulsion of suggestion. great and erudite, A Philosophy of Walking is an enjoyable and insightful manifesto for placing one foot in entrance of the other.
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A Philosophy of Walking by Frédéric Gros