Running with the Pack by Mark Rowlands

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A delightful re-creation of a memorable experience with special appeal for runners, pet lovers and the philosophically inclined.
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“Most of the serious thinking I have done over the past twenty 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 Mark Rowlands

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Mark Rowlands is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami. He is the author of a dozen books, translated into fifteen languages. His books of popular philosophy include The Philosopher at the End of the Universe and Everything I know I Learned From TV.
 
Published November 5, 2013 by Pegasus Books. 240 pages
Genres: Sports & Outdoors, Law & Philosophy, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Biographies & Memoirs.
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Kirkus

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on Oct 05 2013

A delightful re-creation of a memorable experience with special appeal for runners, pet lovers and the philosophically inclined.

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Above average
Reviewed by James Vincent on Apr 05 2013

Some readers may find the pace of Running with the Pack somewhat slow but Rowlands’ provoking thoughts will certainly spur more exploration.

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