A Philosophy of Walking by Frederic Gros 9781804290446

A Philosophy of Walking


A Philosophy of Walking invites you to rediscover the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other. In this profound exploration of walking, French philosopher Frédéric Gros illuminates the many ways this seemingly mundane activity can connect us to the sublime. From the purposeful pilgrimage to the aimless promenade, walking allows us to detach from the frantic busyness of the modern world and discover what Gros calls "the freedom of the fringes." Drawing upon the walking experiences of Rimbaud, Nietzsche, Rousseau, and other thinkers, Gros charts a path for the inquisitive and introspective mind.

Frédéric Gros is a professor of philosophy at the University of Paris XII and a leading voice in contemporary French thought. His works exploring the intersections of philosophy, politics, and the human experience have been translated into many languages.

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