It takes some time for the emerging enlightenment self to take seriously the beauty, delight, and sometimes horror, or the urban landscape around them. Texts from the early 1700s show how Europeans begin to enjoy the freedom of a fully autonomous self - walking about taking in the world. This is confirmed in the delight expressed by Rousseau as he walks the wilds of Switzerland revelling in his own, God-free, existence. A series of walks that German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk has recently suggested is the crucible experience of the modern self.
Each session will be from 10.30am to 12.30pm with a short 10 minute water/stretch break at intermission.
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