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Cycling – Philosophy for Everyone – A Philosophical Tour De Force A PHILOSOPHICAL TOUR DE FORCE

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Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 09/2010


Covering interesting and varied philosophical terrain, Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone explores in a fun but critical way the rich philosophical, cultural, and existential experiences that arise when two wheels are propelled by human energy.
* Incorporates or reflects the views of high-profile and notable past-professional cyclists and insiders such as Lennard Zinn, Scott Tinley, and Lance Armstrong
* Features contributions from the areas of cultural studies, kinesiology, literature, and political science as well as from philosophers
* Includes enlightening essays on the varieties of the cycling experience, ranging from the ethical issues of success, women and cycling, environmental issues of commuting and the transformative potential of cycling for personal growth
* Shows how bicycling and philosophy create the perfect tandem
* Includes a foreword by Lennard Zinn, author and owner of Zinn Cycles Inc.


Foreword (Lennard Zinn, Independent Scholar). Acknowledgments. Getting in Gear: An Introduction to Cycling Philosophy for Everyone (Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza, Linfield College and Michael W. Austin, Eastern Kentucky University). Stage 1: The Varieties of Cycling Experience: 1. Warm Up: A Surreal Ride (Patrick Vala-Haynes, Independent Scholar). 2. Learning to Ride a Bike (Peter M. Hopsicker, Penn State Altoona). 3. Becoming a Cyclist: Phenomenological Reflections on Cycling (Steen Nepper Larsen, Aarhus University). 4. Unleash the Beast: Technology and the Time Trial (Bryce T. J. Dyer, Bournemouth University). Stage 2: Velo Virtues: 5. Warm Up: A Test of Ones Mettle (Patrick Vala-Haynes, Independent Scholar). 6. Lance Armstrong and True Success (Gregory Bassham, Kings College, Pennsylvania and Chris Krall, University of Scranton, Pennsylvania). 7. LeMond, Armstrong, and the Never-Ending Wheel of Fortune (Scott Tinley, San Diego State University). 8. Riding Like a Girl (Catherine A. Womack, Bridgewater State College and Pata Suyemoto, Independent Scholar). 9. Bicycling and the Simple Life (Russell Arben Fox, Friends University). Stage 3: Re-Cycling: 10. Warm Up: When Two Wheels Meet Four (Patrick Vala-Haynes, Independent Scholar). 11. Philosophical Lessons from Cycling in Town and Country (Robert H. Haraldsson, University of Iceland). 12. The Commutist Manifesto (John Richard Harris, Texas Christian University). 13. Critical Mass Rides Against Car Culture (Zack Furness, Columbia College Chicago). Stage 4: Spinning Wisdom: 14. Warm Up: Are You Real? Tony Meets Bishop Berkeley (Patrick Vala-Haynes, Independent Scholar). 15. My Life as a Two-Wheeled Philosopher (Heather L. Reid, Morningside College). 16. Cycling and Philosophical Lessons Learned the Hard Way (Steven D. Hales, Bloomsburg University). 17. From Shoes to Saddle (Michael W. Austin, Eastern Kentucky University). Stage 5: Fair Play on Two Wheels: 18. Warm Up: Pushing the Envelope (Patrick Vala-Haynes, Independent Scholar). 19. What To Do Once Theyre Caught (John Gleaves, Pennsylvania State University). 20. Out of Control: The Pirate and Performance-Enhancing Drugs (Raymond Angelo Belliotti, SUNY). 21. Is the Cannibal a Good Sport? (Andreas de Block, Catholic University Leuven and Yannick Joye, Catholic University Leuven). Stage 6: Pedaling Circles: 22. Warm Up: Riding into Awe (Patrick Vala-Haynes, Independent Scholar). 23. Taking the Gita for an Awesome Spin (Seth Tichenor, Linfield College). 24. Stretched Elastics, the Tour de France, and a Meaningful Life (Tim Elcombe, Wilfrid Laurier University and Jill Tracey, Wilfrid Laurier University). 25. Life Cycles and the Stages of a Cycling Life (Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza, Linfield College and Mike McNamee, Swansea University). Notes on Contributors: The Cycling Philosophy for Everyone Peloton.

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Condizione: Nuovo
Collana: Philosophy for Everyone
Dimensioni: 234 x 15.95 x 150 mm Ø 422 gr
Formato: Brossura
Pagine Arabe: 288

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