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


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

By Fritz Allhoff (Editor), Patrick Goold (Editor), John Rousmaniere (Foreword by)

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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

Editor Patrick Goold is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Virginia Wesleyan College. His current research focuses on defining rationality. He is co-editor with Steven Emmanuel of the Blackwell anthology Modern Philosophy from Descartes to Nietzsche. Patrick is passionate about sailing, and, in addition to maintaining a small daysailer and a cruising boat of his own, frequently crews on the boats of others. The bays and sounds of Virginia and North Carolina are his home waters but he has sailed the length of the East Coast of the United States from Hilton Head to Long Island Sound, made a Bermuda crossing, done club racing in Brittany, and cruised in the Lesser Antilles. Series Editor Fritz Allhoff is an Associate 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, he is also the volume editor or co-editor for several titles, including Wine and Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007), Whiskey and Philosophy (with Marcus P. Adams, Wiley, 2009), and Food and Philosophy (with Dave Monroe, Wiley-Blackwell, 2007). His academic research interests engage various facets of applied ethics, ethical theory, and the history and philosophy of science.
Product Details ISBN: 9780470671856
ISBN-10: 0470671858
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: July 10th, 2012
Pages: 224
Language: English
Series: Philosophy for Everyone