The Resource Discworld and philosophy: : reality is not what it seems, (ebook)

Discworld and philosophy: : reality is not what it seems, (ebook)

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Discworld and philosophy: : reality is not what it seems
Title
Discworld and philosophy:
Title remainder
reality is not what it seems
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eng
Summary
In Discworld, unlike our own frustrating Roundworld, everything makes sense. The world is held up by elephants standing on the back of a swimming turtle who knows where he's going, the sun goes round the world every day, so it doesn't have to be very hot, and things always happen because someone intends them to happen. Millions of fans are addicted to Pratchett's Discworld, and the interest has only intensified since Pratchett's recent death and the release of his final Discworld novel, The Shepherd's Crown, in September 2015. The philosophical riches of Discworld are inexhaustible, yet the brave explorers of Discworld and Philosophy cover a lot of ground. From discussion of Moist von Lipwig's con artistry showing the essential con of the financial system, to the examination of everyone's favorite Discworld character, the murderous luggage, to the lawless Mac Nac Feegles and what they tell us about civil government, to the character Death as he appears in several Discworld novels, Discworld and Philosophy gives us an in-depth treatment of Pratchett's magical universe. Other chapters look at the power of Discworld's witches, the moral viewpoint of the golems, how William de Worde's newspaper illuminates the issue of censorship, how fate and luck interact to shape our lives, and why the more simple and straightforward Discworld characters are so much better at seeing the truth than those with enormous intellects but little common sense
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Midwest
Dewey number
923/.914
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Michaud, Nicolas
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
Popular culture and philosophy
Series volume
volume 101
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  • Pratchett, Terry
  • Pratchett, Terry
  • Discworld (Imaginary place)
  • Philosophy in literature
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adult
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Discworld and philosophy: : reality is not what it seems, (ebook)
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780812699234
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11800762
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remote
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11800762
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MWT11800762
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Discworld and philosophy: : reality is not what it seems, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780812699234
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11800762
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11800762
System control number
MWT11800762
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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