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Title Alice in Wonderland and philosophy : curioser and curioser / edited by Richard B. Davis
Published Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 227 pages) : illustrations
Series The Blackwell philosophy and pop culture series
Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Contents Unruly Alice : a feminist view of some adventures in Wonderland / Megan S. Lloyd -- Jam yesterday, jam tomorrow, but never jam today : on procrastination, hiking, and-- the Spice Girls? / Mark D. White -- Nuclear strategists in Wonderland / Ron Hirschbein -- "You're nothing but a pack of vards!" : Alice doesn't have a social contract / Dennis Knepp -- "Six impossible things before breakfast" / George A. Dunn and Brian McDonald -- Reasoning down the rabbit-hole : logical lessons in Wonderland / David S. Brown -- Three ways of getting it wrong : induction in Wonderland / Brendan Shea -- Is there such a thing as a language? / Daniel Whiting -- Alice, perception, and reality : Jell-o mistaken for stones / Robert Arp -- How deep does the tabbit-hole go? : drugs and dreams, perception and reality / Scott R. Parker -- Perspectivism and tragedy : a Nietzschean interpretation of Alice's adventure / Rick Mayock -- Wishing it were some other time : the temporal passage of Alice / Mark W. Westmoreland -- Serious nonsense / Charles Taliaferro and Elizabeth Olson -- "Memory and muchness" : Alice and the philosophy of memory / Tyler Shores
Summary "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"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Carroll, Lewis, 1832-1898. Alice's adventures in Wonderland.
Literature -- Philosophy.
Philosophy in literature.
Form Electronic book
Author Davis, Richard Brian, 1963-
ISBN 0470590246 (electronic bk.)
9780470590249 (electronic bk.)