Sailing - Philosophy for Everyone: Catching the Drift of Why We Sail

Sailing - Philosophy for Everyone: Catching the Drift of Why We Sail

Editor(s): Fritz Allhoff

Published Online: 11 SEP 2012 02:59AM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470671856

Online ISBN: 9781118336465

DOI: 10.1002/9781118336465

Series Editor(s): Patrick Goold

About this Book

This volume reveals the wisdom we can learn from sailing, a sport that pits human skills against the elements, tests the mettle and is a rich source of valuable lessons in life.

  • Unravels the philosophical mysteries behind one of the oldest organized human activities
  • Features contributions from philosophers and academics as well as from sailors themselves
  • Enriches appreciation of the sport by probing its meaning and value
  • Brings to life the many applications of philosophy to sailing and the profound lessons it can teach us
  • A thought-provoking read for sailors and philosophers alike

 

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Passing Through Pain and Fear in the Place of Perpetual Undulation

  2. Part 2: The Meaning of the Boat Three Schools of Thought

  3. Part 3: Beauty and Other Aesthetic Aspects of the Sailing Experience

    1. Chapter 10

      On the Crest of the Wave (pages 109–121)

      Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza, Luísa Gagliardini Graça and José Ángel Jáuregui-Olaiz

  4. Part 4: Physics and Metaphysics for the Philosophical Sailor

    1. Chapter 14

      The Necessity of Sailing (pages 164–175)

      Tamar M. Rudavsky and Nathaniel Rudavsky-Brody

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