"I Pedal, therefore I am"

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The beautiful thing about philosophical analysis is that it can be applied to just about everything, from the most crucial questions of our existence, to the lores, chores, pleasures and pains of everyday life. Historically, philosophers have occupied themselves with general and fundamental problems, and basically they still do. Possibly, it’s the difficulties to obtain financial support for theoretical research, the utility of which sometimes escapes even the most insightful non-philosopher, that have led to what we might term as popularization of philosophizing, thus making it more accessible. This has been going on for a couple of decades, and even philosophers who are not themselves participating in this process seem to be overwhelmingly positive to it, and it is easy to see why. In these times of dumbing down, even popularized philosophy contributes to intellectual stimulation and intensification. Today there are a number of popular philosophy book series from English language publishers that dissects everything from wine and porn to cannabis and Christmas with philosophical tools (and Ockham’s razor is not always one of them). Wiley Blackwell sent three such anthologies to idrottsforum.org; a book on hunting was reviewed in last fall, and in this update books on climbing and cycling are reviewed. The latter, Cycling: A Philosophical Tour de Force is compiled by Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza and Michael W. Austin. We asked our cycling and doping expert Ask Vest Christiansen of Aarhus University to read it, and his critical gaze finds and highlights the most cogent and convincing contributions.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Tidsskriftidrottsforum.org
Vol/bind145
Antal sider3
ISSN1652-7224
StatusUdgivet - 25 jan. 2012

    Forskningsområder

  • cycling, Philosophy, Sport

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