Dr. Seuss and Philosophy

Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

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Author: Jacob M. Held

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442203129

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Dr. Seuss, children and adults alike have been captivated by the charming and laconic tales of whimsical characters and imaginative worlds. But Dr. Seuss' stories are more than just catchy poems; they often wrestle with serious philosophical and moral dilemmas, whether it is Horton discovering the very essence of life or the Lorax teaching us about morality. Dr. Seuss and Philosophy explores philosophical concepts such as the nature of the good life in Oh the Places You'll Go, the method and value of thinking critically in Oh the Thinks You Can Think, and morality and ethics in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, among many others. Anyone who loves Dr. Seuss or is interested in philosophy will find this book to be intriguing and enlightening.

More Dr. Seuss and Philosophy

Additional Hunches in Bunches

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Author: Jacob M. Held

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1538101343

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Dr. Seuss and Philosophy delighted thousands of readers by demonstrating the insights of these children’s classics through a playful engagement with the philosophical tradition. In More Dr. Seuss and Philosophy readers will be offered a vision of the good life through the world of Dr. Seuss. Whether it’s stoicism and care of the self in Did I ever Tell you How Lucky you Are?, facing our own mortality in You’re Only Old Once, or the value of compassion, building communities, and resolving conflicts in the parables of Horton the elephant, King Derwin of Didd, or the Butter Battle Book, the essays in this book focus on living well through the wisdom of Dr. Seuss and other philosophers. Contributions by Elizabeth Butterfield, Cam Cobb, Timothy M. Dale, Joseph J. Foy, Kevin Guilfoy, Jacob M. Held, Glenn Jellenik, Sharon Kaye, Dennis Knepp, Rob Main, Bertha Alvarez Manninen, Jennifer L. McMahon, Matthew F. Pierlott, Janelle Pötzsch, Benjamin Rider, and Aeon J. Skoble

Wonder Woman and Philosophy

The Amazonian Mystique

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Author: Jacob M. Held,William Irwin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119280753

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Wonder Woman and Philosophy: The Amazonian Mystique explores a wide range of philosophical questions surrounding the most popular female superhero of all time, from her creation as feminist propaganda during World War II up to the first female lead in the blockbuster DC movie-franchise. The first book dedicated to the philosophical questions raised by the complex and enduringly iconic super-heroine Fighting fascism with feminism since 1941, considers the power of Wonder Woman as an exploration of gender identity and also that of the human condition – what limits us and what we can overcome Confronts the ambiguities of Wonder Woman, from her roles as a feminist cause and fully empowered woman, to her objectification as sexual fantasy Topics explored include origin stories and identity, propaganda and art, altruism and the ethics of care, Amazonians as transhumanists, eroticism and graphic novels, the crafting of a heroine, domination, relationships, the ethics of killing and torture, and many more.

Stephen King and Philosophy

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Author: Jacob M. Held

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442269766

Category: Philosophy

Page: 328

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Haunting us with such unforgettable stories as The Shining, The Shawshank Redemption, Salem’s Lot, Carrie, The Green Mile, and Pet Sematary, Stephen King has been an anchor of American horror, science fiction, psychological thrillers, and suspense for more than forty years. His characters have brought chills to our spines and challenged our notions of reality while leaving us in awe of the perseverance of the human spirit. The first book in the new Great Authors and Philosophy series, Stephen King and Philosophy reveals some of the deeper issues raised by King’s work. From retribution, freedom, and moral relativity, to death and insanity, the chapters of this book expose how King’s stories access the questions and fears that haunt each of us in the middle of the night.

Philosophy in Children's Literature

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Author: Peter R. Costello

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739168231

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 325

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"This book seeks to join the ongoing, interdisciplinary approach to children's literature by means of sustained readings of individual texts by means of important works in the history of philosophy. Its inclusion of authors from both various departments--philosophy, literature, religion, and education--and various countries is an attempt to show how traditional boundaries between disciplines might become more permeable and how philosophy offers important insights to this interdisciplinary, critical conversation"--provided by publisher.

Roald Dahl and Philosophy

A Little Nonsense Now and Then

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Author: Jacob M. Held

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442222530

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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For generations the elements of humor, poignancy, fantasy, and unfettered morality found within acclaimed children’s author Roald Dahl’s most famous tales have captivated both children and adults. Classics like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Matilda, and The BFG may initially appear to be yarns spun for the amusement of the adolescent mind, however, upon digging deeper one uncovers a treasure trove of philosophical richness that is anything but childish, but in fact reveals the true existential weight, and multi-layered meaning of some of our favorite children’s stories. Editor Jacob M. Held has collected the insights of today’s leading philosophers into the significances, messages, and greater truths at which Dahl’s rhythmic writing winks, revealing a whole new way to appreciate the creation of a man and mind to which readers of all ages are still drawn.

What Philosophy Can Tell You about Your Lover

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Author: Sharon M. Kaye

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 0812697634

Category: Philosophy

Page: 243

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Twenty-five philosophy professors discuss jealousy, feminism, desire, freedom, soul mates, pornography and whether the good life can be attained without true love as they uncover the connections between philosophy and romantic love. Original.

Dr Seuss Philosophy

Witty Quotes by Dr Seuss

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Author: Sreechinth C

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781523251216

Category:

Page: 24

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Theodor Seuss Geisel, popularly known as Dr. Seuss is famous for his children books and illustration. The pseudonym 'Dr. Seuss' was taken during his reign in Dartmouth College and the University of Oxford. The quotations made by him have some sort of uniqueness and most of it resonate his love towards children. Even if you are an adult, when you go through this book, you may feel nostalgia. Before he left us, overpowered by oral cancer, he had produced enough materials for children and adults to keep him in their memories.

The Political Philosophy Behind Dr. Seuss's Cartoons and Poetry

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Author: Earnest J. Bracey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781495503092

Category:

Page: N.A

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This collection of essays is an exceptional introduction to the political philosophy of Dr. Seuss through analysis of some of his most beloved work. This inquiry presents a way of understanding our society, our government, its policies and how we have evolved and progressed as a nation as seen through the eyes of one of America's most superb cartoonists and one of its greatest writers of contemporary children's literature.

The Philosophy of Pornography

Contemporary Perspectives

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Author: Lindsay Coleman,Jacob M. Held

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781442275614

Category:

Page: 302

View: 699

Even as it skirts mainstream contemporary culture, pornography remains a social taboo; there still exist strong biases both in favor and against it. With chapters addressing imagination, gender, power relationships, truth claims, aesthetics, and both pro and anti-porn slants, this book presents a balanced view of pornography in modern society.