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    DescriptionThe 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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    Title
    Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy
    Subtitle
    Curiouser and Curiouser
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) William Irwin, By (author) Richard Brian Davis
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 227 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 328 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780470558362
    ISBN 10: 0470558369
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    LC classification: PR4611.A73 A54 2010
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Ltd
    Publication date
    15 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Chichester
    Author Information
    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 .
    Back cover copy
    Should the Cheshire Cat's grin make us reconsider the nature of reality?Can Humpty Dumpty make words mean whatever he says they mean?Can drugs take us down the rabbit-hole?Is Alice a feminist icon?"Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" has fascinated children and adults alike for generations. Why does Lewis Carroll introduce us to such oddities as a blue caterpillar who smokes a hookah, a cat whose grin remains after its head has faded away, and a White Queen who lives backward and remembers forward? 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.To learn more about the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, visit www.andphilosophy.com
    Table of contents
    ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: "It's My Own Invention"- Yeah, Right! Introduction: You're Late for a Very Important Date. PART ONE "WAKE UP, ALICE DEAR". 1 Unruly Alice: A Feminist View of Some Adventures in Wonderland (Megan S. Lloyd). 2 Jam Yesterday, Jam Tomorrow, but Never Jam Today: On Procrastination, Hiking, and ... the Spice Girls? (Mark D. White). 3 Nuclear Strategists in Wonderland (Ron Hirschbein). 4 "You're Nothing but a Pack of Cards!": Alice Doesn't Have a Social Contract (Dennis Knepp). PART TWO "THAT'S LOGIC". 5 "Six Impossible Things before Breakfast" (George A. Dunn and Brian McDonald). 6 Reasoning Down the Rabbit-Hole: Logical Lessons in Wonderland (David S. Brown). 7 Three Ways of Getting It Wrong: Induction in Wonderland (Brendan Shea). 8 Is There Such a Thing as a Language? (Daniel Whiting). PART THREE "WE'RE ALL MAD HERE". 9 Alice, Perception, and Reality: Jell-O Mistaken for Stones (Robert Arp). 10 How Deep Does the Rabbit-Hole Go?: Drugs and Dreams, Perception and Reality (Scott F. Parker). 11 Perspectivism and Tragedy: A Nietzschean Interpretation of Alice's Adventure (Rick Mayock). 12 Wishing It Were Some Other Time: The Temporal Passage of Alice (Mark W. Westmoreland). PART FOUR "WHO IN THE WORLD AM I?". 13 Serious Nonsense (Charles Taliaferro and Elizabeth Olson). 14 "Memory and Muchness": Alice and the Philosophy of Memory (Tyler Shores). CONTRIBUTORS : Pawns and Pieces: As Arranged before Commencement of Game. INDEX: "Down, Down, Down": What You Will Find at the Bottom.