Walking with Plato: A Philosophical Hike Through the British Isles

Author(s): Gary Hayden

Philosophy, Politics & Current Affairs

"If one keeps on walking, everything will be alright." So said Danish writer Soren Kierkegaard, and so thought philosophy buff Gary Hayden as he set off on Britain's most challenging trek: to walk from John O'Groats to Land's End. But it wasn't all quaint country lanes, picture-postcard villages and cosy bed and breakfasts. In this humorous, inspiring and delightfully British tale, Gary finds solitude and weary limbs bring him closer to the wisdom of the world's greatest thinkers. Recalling Rousseau's reverie, Bertrand Russell's misery, Plato's love of beauty and Epicurus' joy in simplicity, Walking with Plato offers a breath of fresh, country air and clarity for anyone craving an escape from the humdrum of everyday life.


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"A compelling reminder that serious reading sustains-even transforms-lived experience." pre -- Booklist "Truly amusing anecdotes and lovely writing" Publisher's Weekly 'Gary Hayden is the armchair traveller's ideal companion as he tramps "end to end" from northern Scotland to Land's End. He is an adroit peripatetic teacher.' -- Daniel Klein, bestselling author of Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It and Travels with Epicurus "Part travelogue, part philosophical notebook, Hayden's chronicle lifts the spirits with its lightness of touch." -- Mark Vernon, author of Plato's Podcasts: The Ancients' Guide to Modern Living

Gary Hayden is an English journalist and popular philosopher. He has written for several publications including The Times Educational Supplement, The Scotsman and Singaporean newspaper The Straits Times. He is the author of You Kant Make It Up!: Strange Ideas from History's Great Philosophers. He lives near Tokyo, Japan.

General Fields

  • : 9781780746562
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Oneworld Publications
  • : 0.312
  • : April 2016
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 20mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : October 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Gary Hayden
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 100
  • : 224