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Philosophy, Travel, and Place

Being in Transit

  • Ron Scapp
  • Brian Seitz
  • Addresses travel and transit from a philosophical perspective

  • Provides novel approaches that are significant and engaging to a wide readership

  • Adds to ongoing conversations about both travel and migration


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ron Scapp, Brian Seitz
    Pages 1-6
  3. Megan Craig, Edward S. Casey
    Pages 51-67
  4. bell hooks
    Pages 69-78
  5. Alphonso Lingis
    Pages 79-85
  6. Nickolas Pappas
    Pages 99-111
  7. Brian Shūdō Schroeder
    Pages 129-149
  8. Thomas Thorp
    Pages 151-168
  9. David Farrell Krell
    Pages 169-188
  10. Irene J. Klaver
    Pages 189-207
  11. James Penha
    Pages 223-226
  12. Ron Anteroinen
    Pages 261-264
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 289-301

About this book


This book continues the exploration of themes either neglected or devalued by others working in the field of philosophy and culture. The authors in this volume consider the domain of travel from the broadest and most diverse of philosophical perspectives, covering everyday topics ranging from commuting and vacation travel to immigration and forced relocation.  Our time in transit, our being in transit, and our time at rest, whether by choice or edict, has always been at issue, always been at play (and has always been in motion, if you will), for our species. The essays collected here explore the possibilities of the material impact of being able to move or stay put, as well as being forced to go or prevented from leaving.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ron Scapp
    • 1
  • Brian Seitz
    • 2
  1. 1.College of Mount Saint VincentNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Babson CollegeBabson ParkUSA

About the editors

Ron Scapp is the founding director of the Graduate Program in Urban and Multicultural Education at College of Mount Saint Vincent, where he is also a professor of humanities and teacher education. He is the author, editor, and co-editor of numerous books on education, politics, and culture.

Brian Seitz is Professor of Philosophy at Babson College. He is the author, co-author, and co-editor of many books on philosophy and culture. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Philosophy, Travel, and Place
  • Book Subtitle Being in Transit
  • Editors Ron Scapp
    Brian Seitz
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-98224-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-40486-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-98225-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 301
  • Number of Illustrations 12 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy of Man
    Popular Culture
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“Philosophy, Travel, and Place: Being in Transit is an engaging and innovative excursion into philosophical, cultural and political aspects of human movement. The essays in this anthology explore territories often ignored or overlooked by others and offer readers the possibility to rethink and reconsider travel and place in important ways.” (Ravi Perry, Chair of the Department of Political Science, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA)