Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone: A Philosophical Tour de Force

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Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza, Michael W. Austin
John Wiley & Sons, Jan 11, 2011 - Philosophy - 288 pages
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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.

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A Test of Ones Mettle
Lance Armstrong and True Success
Riding Like a Girl
Bicycling and the Simple Life
When Two Wheels Meet Four
Cycling and Philosophical Lessons Learned the Hard Way
Pushing the Envelope
The Pirate and PerformanceEnhancing
Is the Cannibal a Good Sport?
Riding into Awe
Stretched Elastics the Tour de France
Life Cycles and the Stages of a Cycling Life
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About the author (2011)

Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, and Allen and Pat Kelley Faculty Scholar at Linfield College, Oregon. He has published in the journals Sports, Ethics, and Philosophy and Proteus. He is a category 2 racer.

Michael W. Austin is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University, where he works primarily in ethics.  He has published Conceptions of Parenthood: Ethics and the Family (2007), Running and Philosophy: A Marathon for the Mind (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007), and Football and Philosophy: Going Deep (2008).

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Fritz Allhoff is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Western Michigan University, as well as a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University’s Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics.  In addition to editing the Philosophy for Everyone series, Allhoff is the volume editor or co-editor for several titles, including Wine & Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007), Whiskey & Philosophy (with Marcus P. Adams, Wiley, 2009), and Food & Philosophy (with Dave Monroe, Wiley-Blackwell, 2007).

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