Running and Philosophy

by Michael W. Austin

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  • Daily Book Recommendation Title Running & Philosophy Topic The Runner's Mind A marathon for the mind! A book running nerds will love. It's a wonderful compilation of 19 authors reflecting on what running is, is not, and can be. Link to Tweet

About Book

A unique anthology of essays exploring the philosophical wisdom runners contemplate when out for a run. It features writings from some of America’s leading philosophers, including Martha Nussbaum, Charles Taliaferro, and J.P. Moreland. A first–of–its–kind collection of essays exploring those gems of philosophical wisdom runners contemplate when out for a run Topics considered include running and the philosophy of friendship; the freedom of the long distance runner; running as aesthetic experience, and “Could a Zombie Run a Marathon?” Contributing essayists include philosophers with athletic experience at the collegiate level, philosophers whose pasttime is running, and one philosopher who began running to test the ideas in his essay