We regret that due to the technical limitations of our site, we are unable to offer eBooks or Audio Downloads to customers outside of the UK.

For further details please read our eBooks help.

A Philosophy of Walking (Hardback)
  • A Philosophy of Walking (Hardback)
£14.99 £11.99
Hardback Published: 25/03/2014
  • Save £3.00
  • In stock
  • Free UK delivery

We can send it to you within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Click & Collect From your local shop
"It is only ideas gained from walking that have any worth."--Nietzsche In A Philosophy of Walking, a bestseller in France, leading thinker Frederic 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. Brilliant and erudite, "A Philosophy of Walking" is an entertaining and insightful manifesto for putting one foot in front of the other.

Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781781682708

You may also be interested in...

Your review has been submitted successfully.

View your review