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Dr. Seuss and philosophy : oh, the thinks you can think!

Author: Jacob M Held
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dr. Seuss and Philosophy explores philosophical concepts such as the nature of the good life in Oh the Places You'll Go, the nature of knowledge in McElligot's Pool, Postmodernity in On Beyond Zebra, business and the environment in The Lorax, and moral character in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, among many others.
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Named Person: Seuss, Dr.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob M Held
ISBN: 9781442203112 1442203110 9781442203129 1442203129
OCLC Number: 681502284
Description: xxii, 260 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Oh, the places you'll go! : the examined, happy life / Benjamin Rider --
My troubles are going to have troubles with me : Schopenhauer, pessimism, and Nietzsche / Jacob M. Held --
Gertrude McFuzz should've read Marx, or sneetches of the world unite / Jacob M. Held --
Socratic Seuss : intellectual integrity and truth-orientation / Matthew F. Pierlott --
Neither here, nor there, nor anywhere? / Randall E. Auxier --
McElligot's pool : epistemology (with fish!) / Ron Novy --
On beyond modernity, or Conrad and a postmodern alphabet / Jacob M. Held --
From there to here, from here to there, diversity is everywhere / Tanya Jeffcoat --
What would you do if your mother asked you? : a brief introduction to ethics / Jacob M. Held and Eric N. Wilson --
Horton hears you, too! : Seuss and Kant on respecting persons / Dean A. Kowalski --
Pragmatist ethics with John Dewey, Horton, and the lorax / Thomas M. Alexander --
The Grinch's change of heart : whodunit? / Anthony Cunningham --
Thidwick the big-hearted bearer of property rights / Aeon J. Skoble --
Rebellion in Sala-ma-sond : the social contract and a turtle named Mack / Ron Novy --
Whose egg is it, really? : property rights and distributive justice / Henry Cribbs --
It's not personal, it's just bizzyneuss : business ethics, the company, and its stakeholders / Matthew F. Pierlott --
Speaking for business, speaking for trees : business and environment in The lorax / Johann A. Klaassen and Mari-Gretta G. Klaassen --
Dr. Seuss meets philosophical aesthetics / Dwayne Tunstall.
Other Titles: Doctor Seuss and philosophy
Responsibility: edited by Jacob M. Held.

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Dr. Seuss and Philosophy explores philosophical concepts such as the nature of the good life in Oh the Places You'll Go, the nature of knowledge in McElligot's Pool, Postmodernity in On Beyond Zebra, business and the environment in The Lorax, and moral character in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, among many others.

Since Theodore Geisel published his first children's book in 1937 under the pseudonym Dr. Seuss, children and adults alike have been captivated by the charming and laconic tales of whimsical characters and imaginative worlds. But Dr. Seuss's 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 nature of knowledge in McElligot's Pool, postmodernity in On Beyond Zebra, business and the environment in The Lorax, and moral character 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.

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