The Hobbit and Philosophy
for When You've Lost Your Dwarves, Your Wizard, and Your Way

 

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The Hobbit and Philosophy
for When You've Lost Your Dwarves, Your Wizard, and Your Way

by Gregory Bassham (Author)
by Eric Bronson (Author)
William Irwin (Editor)

 

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A philosophical exploration of J.R.R. Tolkien's belovedclassic just in time for the December 2012 release of PeterJackson's new film adaptation, The Hobbit: An UnexpectedJourney <p>J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is one of the best-lovedfantasy books of all time and the enchanting "prequel" to TheLord of the Rings.




* Draws on the insights of some of the world's deepest thinkers,from Confucius, Plato, and Aristotle to Immanuel Kant, WilliamBlake, and contemporary American philosopher Thomas Nagel <p>From the happy halls of Elrond's Last Homely House to Gollum's"slimy island of rock," this is a must read for longtimeTolkien fans as well as those discovering Bilbo Baggins and hisadventures "there and back again" for the first time.


 

ISBN 470405147
ISBN13 9780470405147
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Format Paperback
Publication date 19/10/2012
Pages 272
Weight (grammes) 368
Published in United Kingdom
Height (mm) 228
Width (mm) 153

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Thag You Very Buch x <
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Introduction: Never Laugh at Live Philosophers 1 Gregory Bassham and Eric Bronson <
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PART ONE DISCOVER YOUR INNER TOOK <
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1 The Adventurous Hobbit 7 Gregory Bassham <
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The Road Goes Ever On and On
: A Hobbit
sTao 20 Michael C. Brannigan <
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3 Big Hairy Feet: A Hobbit
s Guide to Enlightenment32 Eric Bronson <
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4 Bilbo Baggins: The Cosmopolitan Hobbit 45 Dennis Knepp <
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PART TWO THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE SLIMY <
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5 The Glory of Bilbo Baggins 61 Charles Taliaferro and Craig Lindahl-Urben <
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6 Pride and Humility in The Hobbit 74 Laura Garcia <
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My Precious
: Tolkien on the Perils ofPossessiveness 90 Anna Minore and Gregory Bassham <
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8 Tolkien
s Just War 103 David Kyle Johnson <
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Pretty Fair Nonsense
: Art and Beauty in TheHobbit 118 Philip Tallon <
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10 Hobbitus Ludens: Why Hobbits Like to Play and Why We Should,Too 129 David L. O
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PART THREE RIDDLES AND RINGS <
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The Lord of Magic and Machines
: Tolkien onMagic and Technology 147 W. Christopher Stewart <
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12 Inside The Hobbit: Bilbo Baggins and the Paradox of Fiction161 Amy Kind <
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13 Philosophy in the Dark: The Hobbit and Hermeneutics 176 Tom Grimwood <
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PART FOUR BEING THERE AND BACK AGAIN <
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14 Some Hobbits Have All the Luck 193 Randall M. Jensen <
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15 The Consolation of Bilbo: Providence and Free Will inMiddle-Earth 206 Grant Sterling <
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16 Out of the Frying Pan: Courage and Decision Making inWilderland 218 Jamie Carlin Watson <
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17 There and Back Again: A Song of Innocence and Experience235 Joe Kraus <
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CONTRIBUTORS: Our Most Excellent and Audacious Contributors251 <
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INDEX: The Moon Letters 257