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The Resource Surfing with Sartre : an aquatic inquiry into a life of meaning, Aaron James

Surfing with Sartre : an aquatic inquiry into a life of meaning, Aaron James

Label
Surfing with Sartre : an aquatic inquiry into a life of meaning
Title
Surfing with Sartre
Title remainder
an aquatic inquiry into a life of meaning
Statement of responsibility
Aaron James
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • A philosopher and avid surfer discusses his ideas about freedom, being, phenomenology, morality, epistemology, and the values of "leisure capitalism."
  • "The existentialist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre once declared that 'water skiing is the ideal limit of aquatic sports.' The avid surfer and lavishly credentialed academic philosopher Aaron James vigorously disagrees, and in Surfing with Sartre he expounds the thinking surfer's view of the matter, elucidating such philosophical categories as freedom, being, flow, phenomenology, morality, epistemology, and even the emerging values of what he terms 'leisure capitalism.' In developing his unique surfer-philosophical worldview, he draws from his own experience of surfing and from surf culture and lingo and engages with philosophers from Aristotle to Wittgenstein, noting many relevant details from their lives. In the process, he speaks to readers in search of personal and social meaning in our current anxious moment by way of doing real, authentic philosophy. In or out of the water."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
James, Aaron
Dewey number
201/.679732
Index
index present
LC call number
B936
LC item number
.J36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sartre, Jean-Paul
  • Philosophy, American
  • Surfing
  • Sports
  • Sartre, Jean-Paul
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • Philosophy, American
  • Sports
  • Surfing
Label
Surfing with Sartre : an aquatic inquiry into a life of meaning, Aaron James
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This book is about surfing, and not -- Epistemology in action -- What the surfer knows -- Freedom -- Control -- Metaphysics -- Flow -- Being -- Transcendence -- Political philosophy -- Society -- Nature -- Work -- Under a fortunate sun
Control code
962890365
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780385540735
Lccn
2017000670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027393233
System control number
(OCoLC)962890365
Label
Surfing with Sartre : an aquatic inquiry into a life of meaning, Aaron James
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This book is about surfing, and not -- Epistemology in action -- What the surfer knows -- Freedom -- Control -- Metaphysics -- Flow -- Being -- Transcendence -- Political philosophy -- Society -- Nature -- Work -- Under a fortunate sun
Control code
962890365
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
336 pages
Isbn
9780385540735
Lccn
2017000670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027393233
System control number
(OCoLC)962890365

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