By Frédéric Gros
Title note: unique name Marcher, Une Philosophie
Author note: John Howe (Translator)
Publish yr note: First released 2009
"It is simply rules received from jogging that experience any worth."--Nietzsche
In A Philosophy of strolling, a bestseller in France, major philosopher Frédéric Gros charts the various alternative ways we get from A to B -- the pilgrimage, the prom, the protest march, the character ramble -- and divulges what they are saying approximately us.
Gros attracts recognition to different thinkers who additionally observed strolling as anything imperative to their perform. On his travels he ponders Thoreau's keen seclusion in Walden Woods; the explanation Rimbaud walked in a fury, whereas Nerval rambled to medication his depression. He exhibits us how Rousseau walked so as to imagine, whereas Nietzsche wandered the mountainside to put in writing. against this, Kant marched via his native land on a daily basis, precisely on the related hour, to flee the compulsion of notion. marvelous and erudite, A Philosophy of Walking is an enjoyable and insightful manifesto for placing one foot in entrance of the other.
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Henri disparut et les dames disparurent. Mickey, Taggy, Puppo et Cica se trouvèrent seuls dans le studio entourés de photos de jeunes garçons et de jeunes filles représentés dans des scènes de Cendrillon, du Vieux Roi Cole, des Chaussons rouges, de Heidi, de la Belle et la Bête et dans beaucoup d'autres. " Mickey, Taggy, Puppo et Cica regardèrent autour d'eux, mais ne virent personne à qui pouvait appartenir cette voix. Ils s'assirent sur les chaises qui se trouvaient là. Alors, au fond du studio un rideau s'ouvrit et voilà Henri sur scène avec trois jeunes filles et leur mère.
Le Président de la Chambre fut très contrarié et lui dit que c'était contraire au règlements parlementaires et qu'il devait parler français. Mais Lafontaine ne céda pas et répondit que c'était non seulement son droit mais son devoir de parler français au Parlement. Depuis cette époque le français a les mêmes droits que l'anglais au Parlement" conclut Henri. "J'aime beaucoup les statues, spécialement équestres. Quel dommage que Lafontaine n'ait pas de cheval" déclara Cica. " Il y avait de quoi admirer.
J'ai entendu dire que vous étiez également une excellente nageuse. " me ditil. Il m'escorta jusqu'à cette incroyable piscine du stade olympique où les autres nageurs étaient prêts à se placer sur leur ligne de départ. " demanda Taggy curieux. "Bien sûr et ils m'ont fait monter sur le podium, ils ont annoncé mon nom, ils ont hissé le drapeau canadien et on m'a mis une médaille d'or autour du cou tandis que l'orchestre jouait l'hymne national canadien" précisa fièrement Cica. " dit Mickey très intéressé.