Climbing - Philosophy for Everyone

Climbing - Philosophy for Everyone

Editor(s): Stephen E. Schmid

Published Online: 3 AUG 2010 12:00AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781444334869

Online ISBN: 9781444327717

DOI: 10.1002/9781444327717

Series Editor(s): Fritz Allhoff

About this Book

Climbing - Philosophy for Everyone presents a collection of intellectually stimulating new essays that address the philosophical issues relating to risk, ethics, and other aspects of climbing that are of interest to everyone from novice climbers to seasoned mountaineers.

  • Represents the first collection of essays to exclusively address the many philosophical aspects of climbing
  • Includes essays that challenge commonly accepted views of climbing and climbing ethics
  • Written accessibly, this book will appeal to everyone from novice climbers to seasoned mountaineers
  • Includes a foreword written by Hans Florine
  • Shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature, 2010

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Tying In - Why Risk Climbing

  2. Part II: Quest for the Summit - Cultivating the Climber

  3. Part III: Cutting the Rope - Climbing Ethics

  4. Part IV: Mixed Climbing - Philosophy on Varied Terrain

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