Tuesday, 1 May 2018
Walking With Plato: A Philosophical Hike Through The Biritsh Isles (Travelogue) by Gary Hayden
Hardback: "If one keeps on walking, everything will be alright.”
So said Danish writer Søren 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 was not 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 (2016) offers a breath of fresh, country air and clarity for anyone craving an escape from the humdrum of everyday life.
About the author: 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.