The Meaning of Travel

The Meaning of Travel

  • Author : Emily Thomas
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Travel
  • Total Pages : 208
  • ISBN-10 : 0192572318
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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 Parker How 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.

The Meaning of Travel

The Meaning of Travel [Emily Thomas]

  • Author : Emily Thomas
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Travel
  • Total Pages : 208
  • ISBN-10 : 0192572326
"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 … GET BOOK
The Art of Travel

The Art of Travel [Alain de Botton]

  • Author : Alain de Botton
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 0141930268
The Art of Travel is Alain de Botton's travel guide with a difference: an exploration of why we travel and what we learn when we do As seen on Channel 4 Fe … GET BOOK
Witcraft

Witcraft [Jonathan Rée]

  • Author : Jonathan Rée
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 768
  • ISBN-10 : 0300248806
An ambitious new history of philosophy in English that broadens the canon to include many lesser-known figures Ludwig Wittgenstein once wrote that “philo … GET BOOK
Sophie's World

Sophie's World [Jostein Gaarder]

  • Author : Jostein Gaarder
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 544
  • ISBN-10 : 1466804270
One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is en … GET BOOK
The Philosopher

The Philosopher [Justin E. H. Smith]

  • Author : Justin E. H. Smith
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 1400880572
What would the global history of philosophy look like if it were told not as a story of ideas but as a series of job descriptions—ones that might have be … GET BOOK
Life Intense

Life Intense [Tristan Garcia]

  • Author : Tristan Garcia
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 192
  • ISBN-10 : 1474437133
Our lives today are oppressed by the demand that we live, feel and experience with ever greater intensity. We are enticed to try exotic flavors and smells; … GET BOOK
Abroad

Abroad [Paul Fussell]

  • Author : Paul Fussell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Travel
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 0199878536
A book about the meaning of travel, about how important the topic has been for writers for two and a half centuries, and about how excellent the literature … GET BOOK
The Ethics of Capitalism

The Ethics of Capitalism [Daniel Halliday,John Thrasher]

  • Author : Daniel Halliday,John Thrasher
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0190096233
Can capitalism have moral foundations? Though this question may seem strange in today's world of vast economic disparities and widespread poverty, discussi … GET BOOK
Metasemantics

Metasemantics [Alexis Burgess,Brett Sherman]

  • Author : Alexis Burgess,Brett Sherman
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 0191027197
Metasemantics comprises new work on the philosophical foundations of linguistic semantics, by a diverse group of established and emerging experts in the ph … GET BOOK
No Baggage

No Baggage [Clara Bensen]

  • Author : Clara Bensen
  • Publisher : Running Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 0762460059
One Dress, Three Weeks, Eight Countries—Zero Baggage Newly recovered from a quarter-life meltdown, Clara Bensen decided to test her comeback by signing u … GET BOOK
Three Rings

Three Rings [Daniel Mendelsohn]

  • Author : Daniel Mendelsohn
  • Publisher : University of Virginia Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 128
  • ISBN-10 : 0813944678
In this genre-defying book, best-selling memoirist and critic Daniel Mendelsohn explores the mysterious links between the randomness of the lives we lead a … GET BOOK
The Philosopher Queens

The Philosopher Queens [Rebecca Buxton,Lisa Whiting]

  • Author : Rebecca Buxton,Lisa Whiting
  • Publisher : Unbound Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : N.A
  • ISBN-10 : 178352829X
Where are the women philosophers? The answer is right here. The history of philosophy has not done women justice: you’ve probably heard the names Plato, … GET BOOK
The Crowd

The Crowd [Gustave Le Bon]

  • Author : Gustave Le Bon
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Political Science
  • Total Pages : 139
  • ISBN-10 : 1596059931
The rise of mass media has changed the way societies think, and that they can think as a whole. French psychologist and sociologist GUSTAVE LE BON (1841-19 … GET BOOK
Absolute Time

Absolute Time [Emily Thomas]

  • Author : Emily Thomas
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0192535285
What is time? This is one of the most fundamental questions we can ask. Traditionally, the answer was that time is a product of the human mind, or of the m … GET BOOK
Growing Young

Growing Young [Marta Zaraska]

  • Author : Marta Zaraska
  • Publisher : Appetite by Random House
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Psychology
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 0525610197
NATIONAL BESTSELLER A smart, research-driven case for why optimism, kindness, and strong social networks will help us live to 100. From the day her daughte … GET BOOK
The Consolations of Philosophy

The Consolations of Philosophy [Alain De Botton]

  • Author : Alain De Botton
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 030783350X
From the author of How Proust Can Change Your Life, a delightful, truly consoling work that proves that philosophy can be a supreme source of help for our … GET BOOK
Wanderlust

Wanderlust [Rebecca Solnit]

  • Author : Rebecca Solnit
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 1101199555
A passionate, thought provoking exploration of walking as a political and cultural activity, from the author of the memoir Recollections of My Nonexistence … GET BOOK
The World in a Selfie

The World in a Selfie [Marco D'Eramo]

  • Author : Marco D'Eramo
  • Publisher : Verso Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 1788731107
A spirited critique of the cultural politics of the tourist age. Or, why we are all tourists who hate tourists We've all been tourists at some point in our … GET BOOK
Super Fly

Super Fly [Jonathan Balcombe]

  • Author : Jonathan Balcombe
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Nature
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 0525506047
Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for Natural History and a New York Times Editors Choice Pick "After reading Super Fly, you will never take a fly … GET BOOK
Evil in Modern Thought

Evil in Modern Thought [Susan Neiman]

  • Author : Susan Neiman
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 392
  • ISBN-10 : 1400873665
A compelling look at the problem of evil in modern thought, from the Inquisition to global terrorism Evil threatens human reason, for it challenges our hop … GET BOOK
Some Thoughts Concerning Education

Some Thoughts Concerning Education [John Locke]

  • Author : John Locke
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 185
  • ISBN-10 :
"Some Thoughts Concerning Education" by John Locke. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From … GET BOOK
The Problems of Philosophy

The Problems of Philosophy [Bertrand Russell]

  • Author : Bertrand Russell
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 128
  • ISBN-10 : 0191500763
'Is there any knowledge in the world which is so certain that no reasonable man could doubt it?' Philosophy is the attempt to answer such ultimate question … GET BOOK
The Soul of the Marionette

The Soul of the Marionette [John Gray]

  • Author : John Gray
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 192
  • ISBN-10 : 1429953195
Compared with that of humans, the life of the marionette looks more like an enviable state of freedom In his brilliantly enjoyable and freewheeling new boo … GET BOOK
Travels with Epicurus

Travels with Epicurus [Daniel Klein]

  • Author : Daniel Klein
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Travel
  • Total Pages : 176
  • ISBN-10 : 1101603011
Advice on achieving a fulfilling old age from one of the bestselling authors of Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar . . . After being advised by his denti … GET BOOK
Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations

Philosophy for Life and Other Dangerous Situations [Jules Evans]

  • Author : Jules Evans
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1608682307
When philosophy rescued him from an emotional crisis, Jules Evans became fascinated by how ideas invented over two thousand years ago can help us today. He … GET BOOK
A Philosophy of Struggle

A Philosophy of Struggle [Leonard Harris]

  • Author : Leonard Harris
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1350084212
Collating, for the first time, the key writings of Leonard Harris, this volume introduces readers to a leading figure in African-American and liberatory th … GET BOOK
Around the World in 80 Trains

Around the World in 80 Trains [Monisha Rajesh]

  • Author : Monisha Rajesh
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Travel
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 1408869780
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELLER AWARD FOR BEST TRAVEL BOOK SHORTLISTED FOR THE STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 'Monisha Rajesh ha … GET BOOK
Metaphysical Emergence

Metaphysical Emergence [Jessica M. Wilson]

  • Author : Jessica M. Wilson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 0192556975
Both the special sciences and ordinary experience suggest that there are metaphysically emergent entities and features: macroscopic goings-on (including mo … GET BOOK
The Philosophy Book

The Philosophy Book [DK]

  • Author : DK
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 1465441069
What existed before the Universe was created? Where does self-worth come from? Do the ends always justify the means? The Philosophy Book answers the most p … GET BOOK
Philosophy of Globalization

Philosophy of Globalization [Concha Roldán,Daniel Brauer,Johannes Rohbeck]

  • Author : Concha Roldán,Daniel Brauer,Johannes Rohbeck
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 480
  • ISBN-10 : 3110491680
Not so long ago, it seemed the intellectual positions on globalization were clear, with advocates and opponents making their respective cases in decidedly … GET BOOK
Being and Having

Being and Having [Gabriel Marcel]

  • Author : Gabriel Marcel
  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 1446547523
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishin … GET BOOK
Anti-Education

Anti-Education [Friedrich Nietzsche]

  • Author : Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 160
  • ISBN-10 : 1590178955
AN NYRB Classics Original In 1869, at the age of twenty-four, the precociously brilliant Friedrich Nietzsche was appointed to a professorship of classical … GET BOOK
Philosophy for Everyone

Philosophy for Everyone [Matthew Chrisman,Duncan Pritchard,Guy Fletcher,Elinor Mason,Jane Suilin Lavelle,Michela Massimi,Alasdair Richmond,Dave Ward]

  • Author : Matthew Chrisman,Duncan Pritchard,Guy Fletcher,Elinor Mason,Jane Suilin Lavelle,Michela Massimi,Alasdair Richmond,Dave Ward
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 174
  • ISBN-10 : 1315449757
Philosophy for Everyone begins by explaining what philosophy is before exploring the questions and issues at the foundation of this important subject. Key … GET BOOK
Conversations of Socrates

Conversations of Socrates [Xenophon]

  • Author : Xenophon
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 0141915447
After the execution of Socrates in 399 BC, a number of his followers wrote dialogues featuring him as the protagonist and, in so doing, transformed the gre … GET BOOK
Everything Matters!

Everything Matters! [Ron Currie]

  • Author : Ron Currie
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Fiction
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 1101050926
"Startlingly talented . . . he survives the inevitable, apt comparisons to Kurt Vonnegut and writes in a tenderly mordant voice all his own." -Janet Maslin … GET BOOK
Why Travel?

Why Travel? [Niblett, Matthew,Beuret, Kris]

  • Author : Niblett, Matthew,Beuret, Kris
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 1529216397
Supported by the Independent Transport Commission (ITC): a registered charity Why travel? What motivations underpin the journeys we make? And how can we ma … GET BOOK
The Lockean Mind

The Lockean Mind [Jessica Gordon-Roth,Shelley Weinberg]

  • Author : Jessica Gordon-Roth,Shelley Weinberg
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 620
  • ISBN-10 : 1351583808
John Locke (1632–1704) is considered one of the most important philosophers of the modern era and the first of what are often called ‘the Great British … GET BOOK
Philosophy by Women

Philosophy by Women [Elly Vintiadis]

  • Author : Elly Vintiadis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 184
  • ISBN-10 : 1000203247
What is philosophy, why does it matter, and how would it be different if women wrote more of it? At a time when the importance of philosophy, and the human … GET BOOK
Philosophy for Passengers

Philosophy for Passengers [Michael Marder]

  • Author : Michael Marder
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Total Pages : 240
  • ISBN-10 : 0262369710
A philosophical guide to passengerhood, with reflections on time, space, existence, boredom, our sense of self, and our sense of the senses. While there ar … GET BOOK