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I surf, therefore I am : a philosophy of surfing

Author: Peter Kreeft
Publisher: South Bend, Ind. : St. Augustine's Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"This is the first book about surfing ever written by a philosopher. The author, a 70-year-old surfanatic, has been Professor of Philosophy at Boston College for over 40 years and has written 50 other books on philosophy, religion, and culture. But compared to this one, the others are nothing but straw." "It gives ten compelling existential. reasons why everyone should surf: reasons from the great philosophers:  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Kreeft
ISBN: 9781587313776 1587313774
OCLC Number: 175054017
Description: vi, 121 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: Ten reasons why everyone should surf --
Because it makes you happy (Aristotle) --
Because it makes you mystical (Buddha) --
Because it makes you peaceful (Confucius and Lao Tzu) --
Because it makes you good (Moses) --
Because it makes you Christ-like (Jesus) --
Because it makes you heavenly (Plato) --
Because it makes you sexy (Freud) --
Because it makes you rich (Machiavelli) --
Because it makes you wise (Socrates) --
Because anyone can do it (George Morey) --
The bodyboard and the printing press --
A defense of the bodyboard (a manifesto) --
Bodyboarding for beginners : seven lessons --
How to wait --
How to wipe out --
How to find a good wave --
Two easy ways to catch waves --
Seven kinds of rides --
How to ride down the wave face --
How to get in the green room.
Responsibility: Peter Kreeft.
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"This is the first book about surfing ever written by a philosopher. The author, a 70-year-old surfanatic, has been Professor of Philosophy at Boston College for over 40 years and has written 50 other books on philosophy, religion, and culture. But compared to this one, the others are nothing but straw." "It gives ten compelling existential. reasons why everyone should surf: reasons from the great philosophers: Moses, Buddha, Confucius, Lao Tzu, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Jesus, Machiavelli, Freud, and George Morey. It explains how surfing is the easiest and most delightful way in the world to attain what you most deeply long for, for it can make you good, mystical, peaceful, wise, heavenly, happy, sexy, and even rich."--Jacket.

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