Running with the Pack: Thoughts From the Road on Meaning and Mortality

Running with the Pack: Thoughts From the Road on Meaning and Mortality

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By (author) Mark Rowlands

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  • Publisher: GRANTA BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 129mm x 198mm x 16mm | 173g
  • Publication date: 6 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1847082637
  • ISBN 13: 9781847082633
  • Sales rank: 135,316

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'Most of the serious thinking I have done over the past twenty years has been done while running.' Mark Rowlands has run for most of his life. He has also been a professional philosopher. And for him the two - running and philosophising - are inextricably connected. In Running with the Pack he tells us about 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 more recently with his dog Nina. Woven throughout the book are profound meditations on mortality, middle age and the meaning of life. This is a highly original and moving book that will make the philosophically inclined want to run, and those who love running become intoxicated by philosophical ideas.

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MARK ROWLANDS was born in Newport, Wales. He is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami and the author of sixteen books, including the bestselling The Philosopher and the Wolf, also published by Granta. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. His website is www.markrowlandsauthor.com, and he blogs at www.secularphilosophy.com