Mailbox Monday # 3

Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page and is leading to a towering pile of books in my bedroom.

This week Julie at FSB Associates sent me Alice In Wonderland and Philosophy. This book is part of The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series and it comes at a perfect time with Alice opening in theaters last weekend. I have always loved Lewis Carrol’s Alice and when I complete the review I might have to make it part of an Alice in Wonderland themed week!

Here is a quick taste of the book:

“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 mind 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.” (back cover)



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