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The Hobbit and philosophy : for when you've lost your dwarves, your wizard, and your way

Author: Gregory Bassham; Eric Bronson
Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley, 2012.
Series: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Contains over fifteen essays that discuss philosophical topics in J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit" providing new insights into the characters and plot.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Bassham; Eric Bronson
ISBN: 9780470405147 0470405147 9781118220191 1118220196 9781118233894 1118233891 9781118258552 111825855X
OCLC Number: 779740279
Description: x, 262 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The adventurous Hobbit / Gregory Bassham --
"The road goes ever on and on": a Hobbit's Tao / Michael C. Brannigan --
Big hairy feet: a Hobbit's guide to enlightenment / Eric Bronson --
Bilbo Baggins: the cosmopolitan Hobbit / Dennis Knepp --
The glory of Bilbo Baggins / Charles Taliaferro and Craig Lindahl-Urben --
Pride and humility in The Hobbit / Laura Garcia --
"My precious": Tolkien on the perils of possessiveness / Anna Minore and Gregory Bassham --
Tolkien's just war / David Kyle Johnson --
"Pretty fair nonsense": art and beauty in The Hobbit / Philip Tallon --
Hobbitus Ludens: why Hobbits like to play and why we should, too / David L. O'Hara --
"The lord of magic and machines": Tolkien on magic and technology / W. Christopher Stewart --
Inside The Hobbit: Bilbo Baggins and the paradox of fiction / Amy Kind --
Philosophy in the dark: The Hobbit and hermeneutics / Tom Grimwood --
Some Hobbits have all the luck / Randall M. Jensen --
The consolation of Bilbo: providence and free will in Middle-Earth / Grant Sterling --
Out of the frying pan: courage and decision making in Wilderland / Jamie Carlin Watson --
There and back again: a song of innocence and experience / Joe Kraus.
Series Title: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Responsibility: edited by Gregory Bassham and Eric Bronson.
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