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Description - Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy by William Irwin

The perfect companion to Lewis Carroll's classic book and director
Tim Burton's March 2010 remake of Alice in Wonderland
Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland has fascinated children
and adults alike for generations. Why does Lewis Carroll introduce
us to such oddities as blue caterpillars who smoke hookahs, cats
whose grins remain after their heads have faded away, and a White
Queen who lives backwards and remembers forwards? Is it all just
nonsense? Was Carroll under the influence? This book probes the
deeper underlying meaning in the Alice books, and reveals a world
rich with philosophical life lessons. Tapping into some of the
greatest philosophical minds that ever lived?Aristotle, Hume,
Hobbes, and Nietzsche?Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy explores
life?s ultimate questions through the eyes of perhaps the most
endearing heroine in all of literature.

Looks at compelling issues such as perception and reality as
well as how logic fares in a world of lunacy, the Mad Hatter,
clocks, and temporal passage

Offers new insights into favorite Alice in Wonderland
characters and scenes, including the Mad Hatter and his tea party,
the violent Queen of Hearts, and the grinning Cheshire Cat

Accessible and entertaining, Alice in Wonderland and
Philosophy will enrich your experience of Alice's timeless
adventures with new meaning and fun.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470558362
ISBN-10: 0470558369
Format: Paperback / softback
(228mm x 155mm x 16mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 23-Dec-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William Irwin

RICHARD BRIAN DAVIS is an associate professor of philosophy at Tyndale University College and the coeditor of 24 and Philosophy. WILLIAM IRWIN is a professor of philosophy at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the bestselling The Simpsons and Philosophy and has overseen recent titles, including Batman and Philosophy, House and Philosophy, and Watchmen and Philosophy.

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