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“Sit as little as possible; do not believe any idea that was not born in the open air and of free movement — in which the muscles do not also revel. All prejudices emanate from the bowels.” – Nietzsche, Ecce Homo


Enlightenment Philosophy:

J.J. Rousseau – Reveries of a Solitary Walker


Early American Philosophy:

R.W. Emerson – Nature

H.D. Thoreau – Walking

H.D. Thoreau – Autumnal Tints

Mary Austin – The Land of Little Rain

A. Leopold – Thinking Like a Mountain

J. Muir – A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf


Existentialist Philosophy:

F. Nietzsche – The Wanderer and his Shadow (From Human, All Too Human)


Eastern Philosophies:

Various – The Dao of Hiking

T. N. Hanh – The Long Road Turns to Joy: A Guide to Walking Meditation


Native American Philosophies:

Brian Burkhart - Indigenizing Philosophy through the Land

Michael Tlanusta Garrett – Every Footstep is the Journey on Our Sacred Trail

Robin Wall Kimmerer – Gathering Moss: A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses

Robin Wall Kimmerer – "Allegiance to Gratitude" from Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants

Robin Wall Kimmerer – "The Honorable Harvest" from Braiding Sweetgrass

Winona LaDuke - Voices from White Earth


Contemporary African American Philosophies:

J. Francis - Planetwalker

bell hooks - Earthbound: on solid ground

Carolyn Finney – Black Faces. White Spaces.

Camille T. Dungy - What to Eat, What to drink, and What to Leave for Poison (from Black Nature)

Philosophical Thoughts from Scientists:

Carl Sagan - "You are Here" [Ch. 1 from The Pale Blue Dot]

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