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Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone: A Philosophical Tour de Force

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Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone: A Philosophical Tour de Force

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Description

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.

Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone 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; and includes a foreword by Lennard Zinn, author and owner of Zinn Cycles Inc.

ISBN

9781444330274

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

City

Chichester; Malden, MA

Disciplines

Philosophy

Comments

Description, cover image, co-author bio, and reviews provided courtesy of Wiley-Blackwell.

Subject Areas

Cycling -- Philosophy

Author/Editor Bio

Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Linfield College. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, an M.S. in Sociology of Sport from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a B.S. in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Michael W. Austin is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University, where he works primarily in ethics. He has published Conceptions of Parenthood: Ethics and the Family (2007), Running and Philosophy: A Marathon for the Mind (2007), and Football and Philosophy: Going Deep (2008).

Series Information

Philosophy for everyone

Reviews

"As the title suggests, there's something for everyone from the casual rider to the seasoned pro to take away from this attempt at applying the nuances of cycling culture to contemporary issues of camaraderie, health and the environment." - Bike Culture, 28 September 2010

"Thanks to the new book Cycling-Philosophy for Everyone, I now have a term to describe the state of mind I achieve on my daily bicycle commute. Almost any type of literary-minded cyclist will find something to latch onto in the book-food for thought during your next Zwischenzeit." - UTNE Reader, September 02, 2010

"Building off of the life stories and philosophies of notable figures in the cycling world such as Lance Armstrong, Lennard Zinn and former road racer Pedro Delgado, and philosophers like Aristotle, Aquinas and Socrates, Cycling: A Philosophical Tour de Force covers the philosophical territory of the cycling lifestyle." - Bicycle Retailer & Industry News, July 2010

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