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The Lord of the rings and philosophy : one book to rule them all

Author: Gregory Bassham; Eric Bronson
Publisher: Chicago : Open Court ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by Publishers Group West, (2004 printing) ©2003.
Series: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Can power be wielded for good, or must it always corrupt? Does technology destroy the truly human? Is beer essential to the good life? The Lord of the Rings raises many such searching questions, and this book attempts some answers. Divided into five sections concerned with power and the Ring, the quest for happiness, good and evil in Middle-earth, time and mortality, and the relevance of fairy tales, The Lord of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Bassham; Eric Bronson
ISBN: 0812695453 9780812695458
OCLC Number: 926781087
Description: xi, 240 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The ring. The rings of Tolkien and Plato : lessons in power, choice, and morality / Eric Katz --
The cracks of doom : the threat of emerging technologies and Tolkien's rings of power / Theodore Schick --
"My precious" : Tolkien's fetishized ring / Alison Milbank --
pt. 2. The quest for happiness. Tolkien's six keys to happiness / Gregory Bassham --
The quests of Sam and Gollum for the happy life / Jorge J.E. Gracia --
"Farewell to Lórien" : the bounded joy of existentialists and elves / Eric Bronson --
pt. 3. Good and evil in Middle-earth. Überhobbits : Tolkien, Nietzsche, and the will to power / Douglas K. Blount --
Tolkien and the nature of evil / Scott A. Davison --
Virtue and vice in The Lord of the rings / Aeon J. Skoble --
pt. 4. Time and mortality. Choosing to die : the gift of mortality in Middle-earth / Bill Davis --
Tolkien, modernism, and the importance of tradition / Joe Kraus --
Tolkien's green time : environmental themes in The Lord of the rings / Andrew Light --
pt. 5. Ends and endings. Providence and the dramatic unity of The Lord of the rings / Thomas Hibbs --
Talking trees and walking mountains : Buddhist and Taoist themes in The Lord of the rings / Jennifer L. McMahan and B. Steve Csaki --
Sam and Frodo's excellent adventure : Tolkien's journey motif / J. Lenore Wright --
Happy endings and religious hope : The Lord of the rings as an epic fairy tale / John J. Davenport.
Series Title: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 5.
Responsibility: edited by Gregory Bassham and Eric Bronson.
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Can power be wielded for good, or must it always corrupt? Does technology destroy the truly human? Is beer essential to the good life? The Lord of the Rings raises many such searching questions, and this book attempts some answers. Divided into five sections concerned with power and the Ring, the quest for happiness, good and evil in Middle-earth, time and mortality, and the relevance of fairy tales, The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy mines Tolkien's fantasy worlds for wisdom in areas including the menace of technology, addiction and fetishism, the vitality of tradition, the environmental implications of Tolkien's thought, Middle-earth's relationship to Buddhism and Taoism, and more.

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