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.
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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.
The book is written by many talented authors who discuss the underlying meanings in the Alice books.
On the surface, Lewis Carroll's classic seems to be just about a young girl who travels down the rabbit hole to discover a new world and a great adventure.
In large part, an entertaining book, part of an intriguing series and certainly a must read for any serious fans of Alice in Wonderland.
Bought this as a gift for a friend who loved it. Read it cover to cover in a couple of days.Published 6 months ago by Brooke Byars
An interesting, well edited compendium of philosophical and linguistic analyses of a fascinating "childrens'" book. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Arnold E. Collins
I love Alice in Wonderland and I love philosophy. So when this book came across the screen, I had to have it.
The essays are funny and relate to everyday life.
Not sure I agree with all the philosophical arguments - but some very interesting opinions and interpretations here. Throws a whole new light of CarrollPublished 13 months ago by Derek Whorlow
Just when you think you have heard the last word on Alice, we find we have only scratched the surface. Read morePublished 17 months ago by bernie
It seems this series is hit or miss. Some of the books are great and others are just so-so. This one didn't seem to offer any great new insight into AAIW, but it did offer some... Read morePublished 18 months ago by aliigator
I loved this book. Alice in Wonderland has always been a favorite of mine and to look at it from a philosophical way was very interesting.
Well written, well researched. Read more
Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy is a book comprised of short essays by various authors. Each essay contains how Alice in Wonderland relates to philosophy in some way. Read morePublished on August 2, 2010 by Laura L. Johnson
John V. Karavitis I enjoy reading books from this series. You get re-exposed to a large number of different philosophers and philosophical topics, and the fact that the essays are... Read morePublished on July 8, 2010 by John V. Karavitis