Friday, March 26, 2010

Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy giveaway

Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy
Curiouser and Curiouser
Series Editor: William Irwin
Editor: Richard Brian Davis - my review

Description from publisher's site:
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 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.

*** Alice Book Giveaway ***

Open to all.

Offer ends April 11, 2010 --> extended to May 1, 2010 to coincide with Alice Muchness day


Visit publisher's site and tell me which other philosophy book peaks your interest.

Comment below with your answer.

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* prize giveaway
Courtesy of John Wiley & Sons
Thanks Connie!

* part of Alice in Whatsitland


  1. Batman and Philosphy looks awesome!

  2. I would love to read Lost and Philosophy.
    amandarwest at gmaildotcom

  3. What an interesting series of books! I've been captivated by philosphy ever since I first read Plato while taking a Humanities course in high school.

    Now, while most of the titles sound great, since we love the 'Office' at my house, I'd really enjoy Office and Philosophy (might have to actually BUY that one!) ... unless they had a 'Zombieland & Philosphy' that I happened to miss hehe

    Thanks for another terrific giveaway - u Rock! :D

  4. Talk about a lazy typist - can't believe I misspelled 'philosophy TWICE ... :p my bad

  5. Either True Blood, Lost, or Twilight. They all look great!


  6. Oh, wow, The Daily Show and Philosophy sounds like it would be awesome. I may have to buy that book.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    anthy_stl [ATT] yahoo [DOTT] com

  7. I think that Family Guy and Philosophy would have to be entertaining!

    They all look pretty cool but I don't watch most of those shows, though I really wish I could watch True Blood.

    Thanks for the great giveaway! :)

  8. Looks like they have a lot of great books. I think Battlestar Galactica or Twilight and Philosophy would be fun to read.

    akaleistar (at) gmail (dot) com

  9. I'd love to read Twilight And Philosophy!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  10. Hehe. My pick would be South Park and Philosophy :)

    bunnybx at gmail dot com

  11. I love Watchmen! I am a graphic novel fanatic!
    Now I will have to buy the Watchmen and Philosophy book!


  12. I like the darkness of Batman.
    I will go with that book.

    educhico AT gmail DOT com

  13. I would love to read 30 Rock and Philosophy. Sounds interesting.


  14. I would love to read House.


  16. I would love to read House. I watch all the shows ;) i need a good book for summer at the beach :)
    jkys8675309 at yahoo dot com

  17. I would like to read X-Men and Philosophy, I bet it has some great insights into human nature :)

  18. The Office and Philosophy peaks my interest.


  19. True Blood and Philosophy looks good!

  20. Final Fantasy!
    I have all the games!
    Never thought of it alongside philosophy!

    joanapatriciadias AT gmail DOT com

  21. Office is a wonderful series, so I am going with that one.
    I think it might thruly surprise me.

    agcestrela [@] gmail [.] com

  22. Terminator
    With all the time travel decisions and tribulations, it's philosophy should be a blast!

  23. Watchmen, definetly!
    It's such a great book with so many hidden meanings and innuendos!


  24. Ah, ah!
    The Daily Show and Philosophy should be a blast!

    39.5susy AT gmail DOT com

  25. :O I love Alice in Wonderland, I am an avide collector of Alice in Wonderland books and this would be so interesting to have in my collection :) I checked out the site and saw even though I am not a Twilight Fan, it would be interesting to look at the Twilight and Philosophy book.


  26. there salot and honestly id read them all tho i think if id haveto pick just one would be the family guy cause well that show is seriously funny

  27. I'm so curious about this book! (I LOVE Alice in Wonderland.) Heores and Lost and Philosophy sound interesting.
    Thank you for making this giveaway international!
    Giada M

    fabgiada @

  28. True Blood and Philosophy sounds neat! I loved the book series.

  29. True Blood and Philosophy.

  30. Oooh, True Blood and Philosophy. I think Family Guy and Philosophy would also be very entertaining!

  31. i think dr. who and philosophy would be an interesting read...

  32. House and Philosophy would be great to read.
    I love House.


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