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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Philosophy of Walking. Chapters 1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 12, & 19.

*Quiz Questions come from each chapter shown above*

Quiz Questions

  1. Walking is not a what?
  2. What kind of freedom happens by walking?
  3. Outside is a transition; what does it separate?
  4. What was Rousseau claimed to be? 
  5. What is the first energy you feel when walking? 
  6. Why is Outside no longer a transition? 

Discussion Questions

  1. Which philosophy of walking did you find most interesting?
  2. Do you think philosophies of walking can change/new over time?
  3. Do you agree, like many philosophers, that walking in solitude is the best form of walking?
  4. As mentioned in chapter one, Frederic Gros says that walking is not a sport. Do you agree in fact, that walking is not a sport? 

Darren Sirikoun
Section #10


  1. *I'm writing this as a test comment, please ignore this.*


  2. Quiz Answers:

    1. A sport

    2. The beginning of chapter two states "there is a sxxxxxxx freedom that comes from walking" I cannot tell what the word is from the photo of the book.

    3. The thing that separates almost any obstacle form here and there

    4. Incapable of thinking properly, of composing, creating and or finding inspiration except when walking.

    5. ** Very difficult to read** Your own body in motion

    Discussion questions:

    1. I thought it was interesting when they pointed out it's no longer a walk, it's referred to as a "trek". I kinda laughed because I say the same, "lets go for a hike", although there are times when I want to go for a "walk" I may say let's walk the dogs at 8pm.

    2. Things are always changing and evolving, although I do think history repeats itself in some aspect. I think the peripatetic style still holds true, when the body is in motion is when the energy is released the book says.

    3. There is something special about being alone and collecting/thinking about your thoughts. It depends on what I am wanting to think about if I want to be alone or not. If I am stressed out; I want to get outdoors and be with others that I love. If I have a big decision to make, I want to be outdoors but actually just sit. Because if I walk far, I have to walk back, ha.

    4. I do not consider walking as a sport, I do enjoy walking but I'm not going to call it a sport. I'm aware of competitions being held for mile walks and quite frankly some people in those competitions can walk nearly as fast as I run!

    Additional Book Reading Questions:

    1. "Walking is not a sport, putting one foot in front of the other is ________."

    2. "To walk, you need to start with two legs. The rest is _______."

    3. Walking means being outside or in the "fresh ______."

    4. Rousseau claimed to walk from 16 to _____ years old.

    5. Chapter 12 what was his essay called?

    Additional Discussion questions.

    1. How many steps do you take per day? If you have an iphone you can view the health app, view your steps on there. It does it automatically.

    2. Do you own a fit bit to help track your steps?

    3. Do you care how many steps you take per day?

    4. Why is the number 10k steps in a day the one that the world has told us to "hit" per day?

    5. Is walking more important than lifting weights?

    6. Can you think and gather thoughts while lifting weights or are you better when going for a walk?

    7. What's your favorite area to walk? Neighborhood, the greenway, the mountains?

    8. Do you like to be alone or with a group of people when you walk?