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Sunday, October 8 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Sand, Surf, and Sartre: Wisdom in the Waves

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The wide open skies, the saltwater on your face, the rush of the drop-in, dolphins cavorting next to you… some find in surfing a path to enlightenment, or at the very least a reason to explore the philosophies of living. Journalist Jaimal Yogis (All Our Waves Are Water: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride) and U.C. Irvine philosophy professor Aaron James (Surfing with Sartre: An Aquatic Inquiry Into a Life of Meaning) talk about their perspectives. FREE

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Aaron James

Aaron James is a Harvard educated philosophy professor, and author of the bestselling Assholes: A Theory. In Surfing with Sartre he explores philosophical categories like freedom, being, phenomenology, morality, epistemology, and even the emerging values of what he terms "leisure capitalism." In developing his unique surfer-philosophical worldview, he draws from his own experience of surfing and from surf culture and lingo, and includes many relevant details from the lives of the philosophers, from Aristotle to Wittgenstein, with whose thought he engages... Read More →
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Jaimal Yogis

Jaimal Yogis is a journalist (Washington Post, ESPN Magazine and more) and author of Saltwater Buddha, a coming-of-age memoir about running away to Hawaii at sixteen to surf, nearly becoming a Zen monk, and winding up at Columbia Journalism School. In All Our Waves Are Water, which the BBC deemed a... Read More →



Sunday October 8, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mollusk Surf Shop & Gallery 4500 Irving St., San Francisco, CA 94122

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