Just in time for the release of Tim Burton’s take on Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland, FilmFetish is giving away two copies of a recent addition to the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series titled Alice in Wonderful and Philosophy: Curiouser and Curiouser.
The book explores life’s ultimate questions through the eyes of perhaps the most endearing heroine in all of literature, looking 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.
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- 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.
This book has not been approved, licensed, or sponsered by an entity or person involved in creating or producing Alice in Wonderland, the novels or films.
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.
About the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series
A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, and a healthy helping of popular culture clears the cobwebs from Kant. Philosophy has had a public relations problem for a few centuries now. This series aims to change that, showing that philosophy is relevant to your life–and not just for answering the big questions like “To be or not to be?” but for answering the little questions: “To watch or not to watch House?” Thinking deeply about TV, movies, and music doesn’t make you a “complete idiot.” In fact it might make you a philosopher, someone who believes the unexamined life is not worth living and the unexamined cartoon is not worth watching.
To learn more about the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, visit www.andphilosophy.com.
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