Richard Brian Davis's Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy: Curiouser and Curiouser PDF

By Richard Brian Davis

ISBN-10: 0470590246

ISBN-13: 9780470590249

Definitely the right better half to Lewis Carroll's vintage e-book and director Tim Burton's March 2010 remake of Alice in Wonderland

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has involved 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 light away, and a White Queen who lives backwards and recalls forwards? Is all of it simply nonsense? used to be Carroll below the impression? This ebook probes the deeper underlying which means within the Alice books, and divulges an international wealthy with philosophical existence classes. Tapping into a number 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 at compelling matters corresponding to notion and fact in addition to how good judgment fares in a global 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 celebration, the violent Queen of Hearts, and the grinning Cheshire Cat

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

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So don’t worry about the facts. There are none. ”6 There are no facts about nuclear war-fighting, and (as we shall see) the “fact” that nuclear arsenals necessarily prevent war is based upon a common fallacy. ”8 Strategists aren’t silent. They call their make-believe stories “scenarios”—it gives them gravitas. Lewis Carroll wrote a similar genre of literary nonsense—but he realized what he was doing. indd 35 11/23/09 8:52:08 AM 36 RON HIRSCHBEIN We must make haste if we’re to catch the rabbit. There’s no time to master Nuclear Jabberwocky.

2 Despite thinking that the jury was against him before the trial began, Socrates accepted the guilty verdict—on the charge of corrupting the youth— and its terrible penalty: death. But why so? Because he agreed to live by their rules even without explicitly saying so. He was born there, raised there, educated there, and protected there. He even fought in the army defending Athens. He never left and he never tried to change the laws. In short, Socrates made a social contract with Athens—an implicit agreement to follow their laws no matter what the outcome.

Burton . . ) 12. Moore, Principia Ethica, 214. indd 31 11/23/09 8:24:33 AM 32 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. indd 32 MARK D. WHITE it to mean—neither more nor less” (Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, 190). Moore, Principia Ethica, 216. Carroll, Through the Looking-Glass, 176. Chrisoula Andreou, “Understanding Procrastination,” Journal for the Theory of Social Behavior 37 (2007), 183. ” in his Essays on Actions and Events (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1980), 21–42.

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