Running with the Pack

Thoughts From the Road on Meaning and Mortality

Mark Rowlands

Published: 7 March 2013
Trade Paperback, Demy HB
138x216mm, 224 pages
ISBN: 9781847082022

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Published: 6 March 2014
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 224 pages
ISBN: 9781847082633

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'Most of the serious thinking I have done over the past twenty years has been done while running.'

Mark Rowlands has run for most of his life. He has also been a professional philosopher. And for him the two - running and philosophising - are inextricably connected. In Running with the Pack he tells us about the most significant runs of his life - from the entire day he spent running as a boy in Wales, to the runs along French beaches and up Irish mountains with his beloved wolf Brenin, and through Florida swamps more recently with his dog Nina. Intertwined with this honest, passionate and witty memoir are the fascinating meditations that those runs triggered. He ends by describing running a mid-life marathon with absolutely no training. Woven throughout the book are profound meditations on mortality, midlife and the meaning of life. This is a highly original and moving book that will make the philosophically inclined want to run, and those who love running become intoxicated by philosophical ideas.

About the author

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Mark Rowlands was born in Newport, Wales. He is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami and the author of sixteen books, including the bestselling The Philosopher and the Wolf and Running With the Pack both published by Granta Books. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. More about the author

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