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By Frédéric Gros

Title note: unique identify Marcher, Une Philosophie
Author note: John Howe (Translator)
Publish 12 months note: First released 2009
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"It is just rules won from jogging that experience any worth."--Nietzsche

In A Philosophy of jogging, a bestseller in France, prime philosopher Frédéric Gros charts the numerous other 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 consciousness to different thinkers who additionally observed jogging as whatever significant 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 exhibits us how Rousseau walked that allows you to imagine, whereas Nietzsche wandered the mountainside to write down. against this, Kant marched via his native land each day, precisely on the similar hour, to flee the compulsion of proposal. very good 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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