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Running and Philosophy: A Marathon for the Mind (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture)

ISBN13: 9781405167970
ISBN: 1405167971
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $24.95
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Published Date:
Edition 1
Pages: 226
Average Goodreads rating: 3.63/5 (135 ratings)

A unique anthology of essays exploring the philosophical wisdom runners contemplate when out for a run. It features writings from some of America's leading philosophers, including Martha Nussbaum, Charles Taliaferro, and J.P. Moreland. A first-of-its-kind collection of essays exploring those gems of philosophical wisdom runners contemplate when out for a run Topics considered include running and the philosophy of friendship; the freedom of the long distance runner; running as aesthetic experience, and "Could a Zombie Run a Marathon?" Contributing essayists include philosophers with athletic experience at the collegiate level, philosophers whose pasttime is running, and one philosopher who began running to test the ideas in his essay