Running and Philosophy A Marathon for the Mind

ISBN-10: 1405167971

ISBN-13: 9781405167970

Edition: 2007

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Description: Running is not just a physical activity - it is also a reflective endeavor. With the wind at your back and ribbons of roadway in front of you, there is ample time to think about life 's big questions.This first-of-its kind volume brings together some of today 's leading philosophers to address such questions as:What is the relationship between success in running and success in life?What can we learn from pain?Is running a religion?How does running fit into the pursuit of a meaningful life?What is the connection between running, friendship, and happiness?The combination of running and philosophy can help us achieve a goal we all share, reflected in the words of eminent Enlightenment philosopher John Locke: A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this world.

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.02" wide x 8.98" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

#60;b#62;Scott F. Parker#60;/b#62; has contributed chapters to #60;i#62;Lost and Philosophy#60;/i#62;, #60;i#62;Football and Philosophy, Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy, Golf and Philosophy,#60;/i#62; and #60;i#62;iPod and Philosophy.#60;/i#62; He is a regular contributor to #60;i#62;Rain Taxi Review of Books.#60;/i#62; His writing has also appeared in #60;i#62;Philosophy Now, Fiction Writers Review, Epiphany, The Ink-Filled Page, WritersDojo,#60;/i#62; and #60;i#62;Oregon Humanities#60;/i#62;. Scott is the publisher of Inside the Curtain Press.#60;p#62;#60;b#62;Michael W. Austin#60;/b#62; is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University, where he works primarily in ethics.nbsp; He has published #60;i#62;Conceptions of Parenthood: Ethics and the Family#60;/i#62; (2007), #60;i#62;Running and Philosophy: A Marathon for the Mind#60;/i#62; (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007), and #60;i#62;Football and Philosophy: Going Deep#60;/i#62; (2008).#60;/p#62;

Foreword
Preface: Warming Up Before the Race
Acknowledgments
Long-Distance Running and the Will to Power
Chasing Happiness Together: Running and Aristotle's Philosophy of Friendship
Running with the Seven Cs of Success
The Phenomenology of Becoming a Runner
In Praise of the Jogger
Running Religiously
Hash Runners and Hellenistic Philosophers
What Motivates an Early Morning Runner?
A Runner's Pain
Performance-Enhancement and the Pursuit of Excellence
The Freedom of the Long-Distance Runner
Existential Running
Can We Experience Significance on a Treadmill?
Running in Place or Running in Its Proper Place
The Running Life: Getting in Touch with Your Inner Hunter-Gatherer
John Dewey and the Beautiful Stride: Running as Aesthetic Experience
"Where the Dark Feelings Hold Sway": Running to Music
The Power of Passion on Heartbreak Hill
The Soul of the Runner
Notes on Contributors
Index
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