More Dr. Seuss and Philosophy - by Jacob M Held (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 288Genre: PhilosophySub-Genre: EssaysFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Rowman & Littlefield PublishersAge Range: AdultAuthor: Jacob M HeldLanguage: English About the Book 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. Book Synopsis 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 Review Quotes "Philosophical Wisdom! Whimsey! And Fun! Open this book and see what they've done! These sages have gathered and bundled such thought, They've made you a book that needs to be bought!"--Tom Morris, bestselling author of If Aristotle Ran General Motors, Philosophy for Dummies, and The Oasis Within"Aristotle, Socrates, Kant, and...Theodore Geisel? In this volume, Jacob Held and his talented band of contributing authors--sometimes, in the familiar rhyme, mind you--pay homage to the author otherwise known as Dr. Seuss. In convincing but still light-hearted ways, they explain how a hatted cat, a grinning grinch, colored fish, an egg-sitting elephant, and star-bellied sneetches playfully conveyed valuable insights about the good life and living well with others. In doing so, they show how Dr. Seuss was indeed something of a philosopher. Learning has never been so fun, you just need to know how!"--Dean A. Kowalski, author of "Joss Whedon as Philosopher""Horton heard a Who, and I was forever changed by the realization that there might be whole worlds, adjacent to or embedded within our own, of which most folks are completely unaware. Now that I am a responsible grownup, such thoughts are often displaced by practical matters of more immediate concern. As a professional philosopher, however, I am contractually obligated to invoke the sense of wonder that once came so spontaneously. Reading the essays in More Dr. Seuss and Philosophy reminded me exactly why I was drawn to philosophy in the first place. Regardless of age or occupation, this collection will invite both your inner child and your inner philosopher to ponder the meaning of life, the role of friendship, the nature of humanity, and many other timeless and timely questions."--Mimi Marinucci, Eastern Washington University"For generations, Dr. Seuss has guided children through the thorny thickets of life. With the help of Socrates and Sneetches, this book guides adults on the quest for the meaning of life, friendship, and compassion. A must-read for lovers of wisdom and lovers of the Lorax."--William Irwin, author of Seinfeld and Philosophy, The Simpsons and Philosophy, and The Matrix and Philosophy About the Author Jacob Held has written extensively on philosophy and popular culture, having edited Dr. Seuss and Philosophy and Roald Dahl and Philosophy, coedited James Bond and Philosophy, and contributed to volumes on the Beatles, South Park, and Watchmen, to name a few. He teaches philosophy at the University of Central Arkansas and lives in Conway, Arkansas.
Dr. Seuss and Philosophy - (Great Authors and Philosophy) by Jacob M Held (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 260Genre: PhilosophySub-Genre: Ethics & Moral PhilosophySeries Title: Great Authors and PhilosophyFormat: PaperbackPublisher: Rowman & Littlefield PublishersAge Range: AdultAuthor: Jacob M HeldLanguage: English About the Book 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 suc... Book Synopsis Since Theodor 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' 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. Review Quotes If you are a person who likes to ask "Why?" But who finds the philosophers just a bit dry, Then this book's for you, since it's not so abstruse, When your guide to Deep Thinkers is--the wise Dr. Seuss!--Thomas Cathcart, author of Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar and Heidegger and a Hippo Walk through Those Pearly GatesThis is a unique book. I would not have imagined anyone imagining doing such a thing--but these philosophers did. They imagined it, and they did it. And it is published. You can hold it in your hand, or even read it. Oy vey!--Daniel PinkwaterFew people realize how philosophical picture books are. Dr. Seuss and Philosophy should help change that. Readers should not miss Jacob Held's wonderful introductionary poem in which he channels Dr. Seuss. It's a real treasure!--Thomas Wartenberg, Professor of Philosophy, Mt. Holyoke College About the Author Jacob M. Held is assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Central Arkansas. He has written extensively on philosophy and popular culture, having coedited James Bond and Philosophy and contributed to volumes on the Beatles, South Park, and Watchmen, to name a few.