"Most of the serious thinking I have done over the past 20 years has been done while running," says philosophy professor Rowlands, who has run for most of his life. And for him, running and philosophizing are inextricably connected.
In Running with the Pack, he reveals the most significant runs of his life—from the entire day he spent running as a boy in Wales, to the runs along French beaches and up Irish mountains with his beloved wolf, Brenin, and through Florida swamps with his dog, Nina. Intertwined with this honest, passionate, and witty memoir are the fascinating meditations that those runs triggered, including mortality, midlife, and the meaning of life.
A highly original and moving book that will make the philosophically inclined want to run, and make those who love running become intoxicated by the beauty of philosophy.
About the Author
Mark Rowlands is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami and the author of The Philosopher and the Wolf. His books have been translated into fifteen languages.
Table of Contents
Foreword: Running and Remembering ix
1 The Starting Line 1
2 The Stone Mountain 32
3 Born to Run 56
4 American Dreams 79
5 The Serpent of Eden 102
6 The Digue 133
7 The Borderlands of Freedom 154
8 Gods, Philosophers, Athletes 180