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  • Taschenbuch: 224 Seiten
  • Verlag: Granta Books (7. März 2013)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 1847082025
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847082022
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,5 x 1,5 x 21,6 cm
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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, also published by Granta. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages. His website is, and he blogs at


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2 von 3 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich Von Franz Wanzenböck am 13. Dezember 2013
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Ein typisches ich-laufe-ab-und-zu-und-darum-muss-ich-darüber-schreiben-Geschwafel (wie so viele andere Erscheinungen auf diesem Gebiet). Geschichten aus der längst vergangenen Kindheit werden ausgegraben und vor dem Leser breitgewalzt bis dieser von der Müdigkeit übermannt wird. Die Geschichten sind derart langweilig, dass ich mich nicht mehr darauf konzentrieren konnte und das Buch nach 1/3 der Durststrecke weggelegt habe.
Muss man nicht haben. Gott bewahre mich davor, dass ich auch einmal so ein Buch schreibe (bin selbst Marathonläufer).
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A Good Run 12. November 2013
Von Michael LaBossiere - Veröffentlicht auf
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Like Mark Rowlands, I am a runner, a known associate of canines, and a philosopher in Florida. This probably makes me either well qualified as a reviewer or hopelessly biased.

While the book centers on the intrinsic value of running, it also addresses the broader topics of moral value and the meaning of life. While Rowlands references current theories of evolutionary biology, he is engaging in philosophy of the oldest school--the profound and difficult struggle to grasp the Good.

Decisively avoiding the punishing style that often infects contemporary philosophy, Rowlands' well-crafted tale invites the reader into his thoughts and reflections. While Rowlands runs with canines rather than his fellow "big arsed apes" his writing has the pleasant feel of the well-told running story. While the tale covers a span of decades, it is nicely tied together by his account of his first marathon.

Since the book is about running and philosophy, there is the question of whether or not the book is too philosophical for runners and too "runsophical" for philosophers. Fortunately, Rowlands clearly presents the philosophical aspects of the work in a way that steers nicely between the rocks of being too technical for non-philosophers and being too simplistic for philosophers. As such, non-philosophers and philosophers should find the philosophical aspects both comprehensible and interesting.

In regards to the running part, Rowlands takes a similar approach: those who know little of running are provided with the needed context while Rowlands's skill ensures that he still captures the attention of veteran runners. This approach ensures that those poor souls who are unfamiliar with both running and philosophy will still find the book approachable and comprehensible.

While the narrative centers on running, the book is a run across the fields of value and the hills of meaning. In addition to these broad themes, Rowlands presents what seems to be the inevitable non-American's critique of American values. However, Rowlands's critique of American values (especially our specific brand of instrumentalism) is a friend's critique: someone who really likes us, but is worried about some of our values and choices. Lest anyone think that Rowlands is solely critiquing America, his general concern is with the contemporary view of value as being purely instrumental. Against this view he endeavors to argue for intrinsic value. Not surprisingly, he claims that running has intrinsic value in addition to its obvious instrumental value. While this claim generally seems self-evident to runners, in the context of philosophy it must be proven and Rowlands sets out to do just that.

Interestingly, he begins with a little known paper by Moritz Schlick in which he contends that play has intrinsic value. He then moves to Bernard Suits's account of what it is to be game and notes that running is a form of play; that is, it involves picking an inefficient means of achieving a goal for the sake of engaging in the activity. Running is not a efficient way of getting around in an age of cars, but runners often run for the sake of running-thus running can be a game.

As Rowlands tells the reader, his approach is not strictly linear and he takes interesting, but relevant, side trips into such matters as the nature of the self and of love. These side trips are rather like going off the main trail in a run--but, of course, one is really still on the run.

Near the end of this run, Rowlands goes back to the origins of philosophy in ancient Greece. He notes that the gods, such as Zeus, showed us that play is an essential part of what is best. The philosophers showed us that the most important thing is to love the good. The athletes taught us that running is play and therefore has intrinsic value.

He ends his run with a discussion of joy, which is the recognition of things with intrinsic value. As he says, dogs and children understand joy but when we become adults we lose our understanding--but this need not be a permanent loss.

While Rowlands's case is well reasoned, he does face the serious challenge of establishing intrinsic value within the context of what I call the MEM (mechanistic, evolutionary, and materialist) world. Many ancient (and later) philosophers unashamedly helped themselves to teleological and metaphysical foundations for the Good. While this generated problems, this approach could seemingly ground intrinsic value. While I agree with Rowlands's conclusion, I am in less agreement with his attempt to establish intrinsic value in his chosen world view. But, it is a good run and I respect that.

Like a long run, Rowlands' book covers a great deal of ground. Also like a long run, it is well worth finishing. Plus there are dogs (the most philosophical of animals).

Disclaimer: I received a free review copy of the book.
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From feet to brain 27. Mai 2013
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A book that stimulates the mind to think about life, the meaning of life and philosophical approach of emotions which savors the thinking man. Prompted by the musclular -biological function of the body, logic is being activated and goes into the comparison process , distinguishing the different philosophical interpretations of human existence. Written in a way that touches the emotion but feeds the thought. Something that we need more and more.
I recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading as food for the mind
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A stretch for the brain as well as the legs 10. Juni 2013
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The passages about running and running with the pack were incredibly well written and fascinating. I found the philosophical passages a little more challenging ....but we're worth the extra brainpower. I would however have liked to have seen more of a balance - more about actually running with the pack.
The highlights for me were the passages about Brenin and more of these would have made it a five star read. Guess I'll have to read Philosopher and the Wolf for that!
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Are you a runner, dog owner and thinker? Then you'll enjoy this book. 7. Januar 2014
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I haven't finished the book yet, but being a runner and owner of many dogs, this is an easy book to digest. You can get lost in some of the philosophy wanderings, but he does a good job getting them tied in to running, canines and all things related.

My favorite part of the book that really hit home was (I'm paraphrasing) "A good long run where you think is not yet a good long run. Thoughts will come on their own once you get into the run". This really resonates with me in more areas than just running, but it's ideas like this that make this book enjoyable.
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Rich, Deep, and Meaty: The Most Highlighted Book on My Kindle 12. Dezember 2013
Von Mark Matthews - Veröffentlicht auf
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This book is rich, deep and meaty. As a fan of anything that can capture the essence of running in words, I dashed into this book. It gave me as much as I could have hoped for.

The author starts the novel at the starting chute of a marathon being "undercooked" having not trained for many weeks. Yet still he is going to run and acknowledges lying to himself about just running a portion to see how he feels. He knows full well he's going to keep going, and we get to hear his mental meanderings along the way.

The author goes back again and again to running for the sake of running and not for the end results of something else. Running is where we find play and remember things we have only known as a child. Getting wrapped up in the run itself is something that makes this life worthwhile.

You won't find the typical "Just Do It,""Run Strong", or some Prefontaine or Sheehan slogans (both of whom I love) that will serve as mantras. What you will find are perhaps some of the deepest critical thinking of running you will ever read. Many parts will stick with me.

I loved his examination of the question "what do I think about when I run" and referred to this material for a blog post. If there is any mantra that the book left me with, it will be the idea that every run has its own heart beat you get lost in, and if you do happen to be thinking too much during a run, that means it has gone bad, or has not yet 'gone right.' 'The Heart-beat of the run' will be tattooed in your memory after reading how the author's descriptions.

I also loved the author pondering his decline of athleticism and mounting running injuries. No trite cliches to offer comfort, just more philosophical discourse on mortality. Yes, we are all a running tragedy, born as runners to get slower before we die, but first becoming more often injured as we age, never to fully recover. Soon we will run less, and eventually stop running altogether. This may be the only book where you will see Sartre's nihilist thoughts examined alongside a marathon route, and to help find meaning in running injuries and our tragic human predicament. While I may tell myself "my brain is just an organ asking me to slow, I don't have to listen to it", this author brings out not just philosophy 101, but snippets of Grad class.

This is not pop-culture philosophy, this is Socratic dialogue, and some of his mental discourse was incredibly interesting to follow. Other times I got bored, skimmed, found myself outside of the heartbeat of the read, but after a few more miles it got right back in a groove I could totally keep pace with. When he spoke of the animals he ran with, it was clear the power of 'running with the pack' had on him, but at times it was like being shown one too many pictures of a parent's newborn.You can admire their love, but you only need one picture or two, not the whole photo album.
Overall, it was when the author was showing his heart in this book,

and not his brain, that I was really enjoying it. But both the way he thought about running, and the feelings it creates, have resonated with me. As I write this, passages are still being deciphered in my head, clarified, and the book is one you can pick up again and again and find wonderful new morsels.

It is difficult to do such a meaty book justice in a review. If it is any indication, "Running With the Pack" is of the most highlighted books on my kindle. While I was reading it, I wanted to tell others about it, get their thoughts and opinions, and this is a sign it took a hold of me.

-Mark Matthews, author of The Jade Rabbit and Chasing the Dragon: Running to Get High
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