What was it like to travel in the times of Byron, Montaigne, Bacon or Thoreau? Was traveling a privilege of wealthy white males? What does Grand Tour mean? What does it really mean to travel in the times of mass tourism? What are the ultimate reasons to travel for a today’s woman or man? Do we travel for leisure or to seek the knowledge, to experience the sublime chill of the unknown? Can we still find an unknown in the globalised, homogenising world? What are the ethical problems of traveling?
Traveling as a social phenomena will be the subject of an online debate with Emily Thomas, author of the book The Meaning of Travel: Philosophers Abroad. Dr. Emily Thomas is associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Durham University, UK.
Project Eleuzína is supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council