The Meaning of Travel

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The Meaning of Travel
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Bog, hardback
Udgivelsesdato:
13-02-2020
Sprog:
Engelsk
Sidetal:
288
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"This is the finest kind of travel: not just across continents, but through time, space and our infinite minds. The journey is the joy, and Emily Thomas a terrific guide." - Mike ParkerHow can we think more deeply about travel? This was the question that inspired Emily Thomas journey into the philosophy of travel. Part philosophical ramble, part travelogue, The Meaning of Travel begins in the Age of Discovery, when philosophers first started taking travel seriously. It meanders forward to consider Montaigne on otherness, John Locke on cannibals, and Henry Thoreau on wilderness.On our travels with Thomas, we discover the dark side of maps, how the philosophy of space fuelled mountain tourism, and why you should wash underwear in woodland cabins... We also confront profound issues, such as the ethics of 'doom tourism (travel to 'doomed' glaciers and coral reefs), and the effect of space travel on human significance in a leviathan universe.The first ever history of the places where history and philosophy meet, this book will reshape your understanding of travel.

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Udgivelsesdato:
13-02-2020
ISBN13:
9780198835400
Vægt:
328 g
Dybde:
26 mm
Bredde:
132 mm
Højde:
197 mm
Format:
Hardback
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Bibliotekernes beskrivelse The first ever history of the places where history and philosophy meet, from the Age of Discovery in the sixteenth century to contemplation of how space travel will affect our understanding of who we are in the twenty-first. This book will reshape your understanding of travel. 25 illustrations

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