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By Richard Brian Davis

ISBN-10: 0470590246

ISBN-13: 9780470590249

The fitting spouse 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 youngsters 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 recollects forwards? Is all of it simply nonsense? was once Carroll less than the effect? This publication probes the deeper underlying which 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 in the course of the eyes of might be the main endearing heroine in all of literature.

* appears at compelling concerns reminiscent of conception and truth in addition to how common sense fares in an international of lunacy, the Mad Hatter, clocks, and temporal passage
* deals new insights into favourite Alice in Wonderland characters and scenes, together with the Mad Hatter and his tea social gathering, the violent Queen of Hearts, and the grinning Cheshire Cat

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

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You can avoid such indiscretions by candy-coating your conversation with sophisticated euphemisms. Remember, strategists are wannabe realists allergic to reality: • The United States didn’t drop atomic bombs on Japan; it used two devices—Fat Man and Little Boy—to end the war. ) • Never say “War Department”; the name was changed to Department of Defense with the advent of the Atomic Age. In fact, don’t talk of war at all—sounds like someone could get hurt. • It’s gauche to mention civilian deaths.

E. Moore, Principia Ethica (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1903), 10. 5. , 27–31. 6. , 28. This entire quote is italicized in the original—he must have really meant it. 7. Moore faces quite a conundrum, however, in that the word “organic” had rather a different meaning at the time, thanks to “philosophers, especially those who profess to have derived great benefit from the writing of Hegel” (referring to the philosopher G. W. F. Hegel, 1770– 1831, from whom I often profess to have derived great benefit, but at even greater cost).

4. G. E. Moore, Principia Ethica (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1903), 10. 5. , 27–31. 6. , 28. This entire quote is italicized in the original—he must have really meant it. 7. Moore faces quite a conundrum, however, in that the word “organic” had rather a different meaning at the time, thanks to “philosophers, especially those who profess to have derived great benefit from the writing of Hegel” (referring to the philosopher G. W. F. Hegel, 1770– 1831, from whom I often profess to have derived great benefit, but at even greater cost).

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