New PDF release: Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy: Curiouser and Curiouser

By Richard Brian Davis

ISBN-10: 0470590246

ISBN-13: 9780470590249

The ideal significant other to Lewis Carroll's vintage ebook and director Tim Burton's March 2010 remake of Alice in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has interested teenagers and adults alike for generations. Why does Lewis Carroll introduce us to such oddities as blue caterpillars who smoke hookahs, cats whose grins stay after their heads have pale away, and a White Queen who lives backwards and recalls forwards? Is all of it simply nonsense? used to be Carroll lower than the impression? This e-book probes the deeper underlying that means within the Alice books, and divulges an international wealthy with philosophical lifestyles classes. Tapping into a few of the maximum philosophical minds that ever lived?Aristotle, Hume, Hobbes, and Nietzsche?Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy explores life's final questions throughout the eyes of possibly the main endearing heroine in all of literature.

* seems to be at compelling concerns similar to belief and truth in addition to how common sense fares in an international of lunacy, the Mad Hatter, clocks, and temporal passage
* bargains new insights into favourite Alice in Wonderland characters and scenes, together with the Mad Hatter and his tea occasion, the violent Queen of Hearts, and the grinning Cheshire Cat

Accessible and exciting, Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy will increase your event of Alice's undying adventures with new that means and enjoyable.

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Socrates himself wrote nothing. He talked instead. He frequently hung out at the Athenian agora. That Greek word is usually translated as “marketplace,” but that might make it sound like he spent his days at the grocery store. It’s better to think of Socrates in the town square. Many older small towns in America (ones that grew prior to World War II) still have a town square. indd 49 11/23/09 8:52:57 AM 50 DENNIS KNEPP everything important happens. That’s where they have public parties (like Fourth of July fireworks).

I’m mad. ” said Alice. indd 36 11/23/09 8:52:08 AM N U C L E A R S T R AT E G I S T S I N W O N D E R L A N D 37 Like Alice, you’ll have to crash the party—especially if you need a haircut. Only like-minded men are invited. 10 Strategists answer with Churchill’s encomium to apocalyptic weapons. In the world according to Churchill, the prospect of mutually assured destruction ushers in a miracle surpassing the promise of Christianity—peace on Earth without goodwill toward men. ”11 Philosophers are a little touchy about language and logic: eloquence is no substitute for dubious reasoning.

But am I ready to move to Utah? I understand they do have jazz there. Millgram, “Virtue for Procrastinators,” 159. Hmm . . I guess it is possible to use the words “Bono” and “rocks” in the same sentence. Millgram, “Virtue for Procrastinators,” 159. Carroll, Alice’s Adventures, 57. Thus saith Humpty Dumpty. See Carroll, Through the LookingGlass, 185. Now that’s what I call a Slick ending. 11/23/09 8:24:34 AM N UCLEAR STRATEG ISTS I N WON DE R LAN D Ron Hirschbein Alice laughed. ” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen.

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