Climbing - Philosophy for Everyone Because It's There

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-08-09
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Climbing & Philosophy presents a collection of intellectually stimulating new essays that address the philosophical issues relating to risk, ethics, and other aspects of climbing that are of interest to everyone from novice climbers to seasoned mountaineers. Represents the first collection of essays to exclusively address the many philosophical aspects of climbing Includes essays that challenge commonly accepted views of climbing and climbing ethics Written accessibly, this book will appeal to everyone from novice climbers to seasoned mountaineers Includes a foreword written by Hans Florine

Author Biography

Stephen E. Schmid is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Rock County. Fritz Alloff is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Western Michigan University, as well as a Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University's Centre for Applied Philosophy and public Ethics.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Philosophizing Into the Void: An Introduction to Climbing - Philosophy for Everyonep. 1
Tying In: Why Risk Climbingp. 11
Climbing and the Stoic Conception of Freedomp. 13
Risk and Reward: Is Climbing Worth It?p. 24
Why Climb?p. 37
Jokers on the Mountain: In Defense of Gratuitous Riskp. 49
Quest for the Summit: Cultivating the Climberp. 65
High Aspirations: Climbing and Self-Cultivationp. 67
More than Meets the "I": Values of Dangerous Sportp. 81
Mountaineering and the Value of Self-Sufficiencyp. 93
It Ain't Fast Food: An Authentic Climbing Experiencep. 106
Zen and the Art of Climbingp. 117
Cutting the Rope: Climbing Ethicsp. 131
Freedom and Individualism on the Rocksp. 133
Hold Manufacturing: Why You May be Wrong about What's Rightp. 145
The Ethics of Free Soloingp. 158
Making Mountains Out of Heaps: Environmental Protection One Stone at a Timep. 169
Mixed Climbing: Philosophy on Varied Terrainp. 181
From Route Finding to Redpointing: Climbing Culture as a Gift Economyp. 183
Are You Experienced? What you don't know about your Climbing Experiencep. 195
What is a Climbing Grade Anyway?p. 206
The Beauty of a Climbp. 218
Climbing Glossaryp. 230
Notes on Contributorsp. 237
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