Philosopher Dr Kathrine Cuccuru’s project to walk the world, without and within.
I am an academic philosopher. I attained my PhD from University College, London, United Kingdom. I have been a Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Sussex, UK, where I remain an Associate Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy. I have also been the ‘Phil Prof’ at the (then) Bader International Study Centre (now Bader College), for Queens University (Canada) at Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, UK. For more about my academic work, check out my professional website.
My primary research is on theories of the sublime, especially, the English early modern philosophical discussion, and its location with philosophical, intellectual, and political Enlightenment thought.
I am deeply interested in philosophical practice, and what it means to be a philosopher. I explore these ideas for a general audience in my blog.
The project brings together the two most important aspects of my life as professional philosopher and amateur walker.
I shall be exploring various forms of walking, but primarily be on a (somewhat, continuous) solo long distance walk, developing a philosophy of walking.
I shall also be putting philosophy theory into practice, developing my thought on the sublime, and more broadly, what is philosophy, through the experience of walking.
The basic plan is to start walking and (more or less) keep going until have reason to stop.
My initial ‘test’ walk will be as pilgrim on the Old Way, ~230miles, from Southampton to Canterbury in late October–early November 2022.
An interlude for (the first time in nearly 5 years) Christmas-New Year with my family and friends in Australia. Then, to be a flâneuse in Melbourne, and bushwalker in Victoria.
Returning to the UK in April 2023 to ramble the long distance trails from the South West Coast, through Wales, the Pennines, on to the Hebrides. And beyond…