Climbing - Philosophy for Everyone: Because It's There
August 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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Acknowledgments (Stephen E. Schmid).
Philosophizing Into the Void: An Introduction to Climbing – Philosophy for Everyone (Stephen E. Schmid).
PART I TYING IN: Why Risk Climbing.
1 Climbing and the Stoic Conception of Freedom (Kevin Krein).
2 Risk and Reward: Is Climbing Worth It? (Paul Charlton).
3 Why Climb? (Joe Fitschen).
4 Jokers on the Mountain: In Defense of Gratuitous Risk (Heidi Howkins Lockwood).
PART II QUEST FOR THE SUMMIT: Cultivating the Climber.
5 High Aspirations: Climbing and Self-Cultivation (Brian Treanor).
6 More than Meets the “I”: Values of Dangerous Sport (Pam R. Sailors).
7 Mountaineering and the Value of Self-Sufficiency (Philip A. Ebert and Simon Robertson).
8 It Ain't Fast Food: An Authentic Climbing Experience (Ben Levey).
9 Zen and the Art of Climbing (Eric Swan).
PART III CUTTING THE ROPE: Climbing Ethics.
10 Freedom and Individualism on the Rocks (Dane Scott).
11 Hold Manufacturing: Why You May Be Wrong About What's Right (William Ramsey).
12 The Ethics of Free Soloing (Marcus Agnafors).
13 Making Mountains Out of Heaps: Environmental Protection One Stone at a Time (Dale Murray).
PART IV MIXED CLIMBING: Philosophy on Varied Terrain.
14 From Route Finding to Redpointing: Climbing Culture as a Gift Economy (Debora Halbert).
15 Are You Experienced? What You Don’t Know About Your Climbing Experience (Stephen M. Downes).
16 What Is a Climbing Grade Anyway? (Richard G. Graziano).
17 The Beauty of a Climb (Gunnar Karlsen).
Notes on Contributors.
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