Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone

Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone

Editor(s): Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza, Michael W. Austin

Published Online: 5 AUG 2010 12:00AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444330274

Online ISBN: 9781444324679

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324679

Series Editor(s): Fritz Allhoff

About this Book

Covering interesting and varied philosophical terrain, Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone explores in a fun but critical way the rich philosophical, cultural, and existential experiences that arise when two wheels are propelled by human energy.

  • Incorporates or reflects the views of high-profile and notable past-professional cyclists and insiders   such as Lennard Zinn, Scott Tinley, and Lance Armstrong
  • Features contributions from the areas of cultural studies, kinesiology, literature, and political science as well as from philosophers
  • Includes enlightening essays on the varieties of the cycling experience, ranging from the ethical issues of success, women and cycling, environmental issues of commuting and the transformative potential of cycling for personal growth
  • Shows how bicycling and philosophy create the perfect tandem
  • Includes a foreword by Lennard Zinn, author and owner of Zinn Cycles Inc.

Table of contents

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    1. Getting in Gear (pages 1–10)

      Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza and Michael W. Austin

  1. Stage 1: The Varieties of Cycling Experience

  2. Stage 2: Velo Virtues

    1. Chapter 8

      Riding Like a Girl (pages 81–93)

      Catherine A. Womack and Pata Suyemoto

  3. Re-Cycling

  4. Stage 4: Spinning Wisdom

  5. Stage 5: Fair Play on Two Wheels

  6. Stage 6: Pedaling Circles

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