Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone: A Philosophical Tour de Force
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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, Scot...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 17th 2010 by Wiley-Blackwell (first published August 3rd 2010)
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DJ Seifert
A vibrant offering of creative essays on cycling that hit philosophical cord, pregnant with lucid language, e.g.,

“The standard bike is a piece of low tech, the nearly divine epitome of sustainability, and an absolutely necessity when cities have to be rethought and redesigned without the present profusion of noisy, space-hogging, energy-consuming cars. In contrast to the several years of gasoline-engine monotheism and tailpipes, the cycling polytheism will open many possibilities of otherness a...more
Where did they find so many philosopher-bikers? You fell the breeze on your face as you wheel across this collection of articles about cycling - urban, mountain, road. Lots of information, great stories, and of course philosophy-on-a-saddle. Less than 24 hours after turning the last page, I was buying a new bike.
Read in pieces. It is an interesting, pleasant read as an accumulation of authors writing about their riding experiences but quite a passive read.
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