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The Lord of the rings and philosophy: : one book to rule them all, (ebook)

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The Lord of the rings and philosophy: : one book to rule them all
Title
The Lord of the rings and philosophy:
Title remainder
one book to rule them all
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Language
eng
Summary
The Lord of the Rings is intended to be applicable to the real world of relationships, religion, pleasure, pain, and politics. Tolkien himself said that his grand tale of wizards, orcs, hobbits, and elves was aimed at truth and good morals in the actual world.Analysis of the popular appeal of The Lord of the Rings (on websites and elsewhere) shows that Tolkien fans are hungry for discussion of the urgent moral and cosmological issues arising out of this fantastic epic story. Can political power be wielded for good, or must it always corrupt? Does technology destroy the truly human? Is it morally wrong to give up hope? Can we find meaning in chance events? In The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy, seventeen young philosophy professors, all of them ardent Tolkien fans and most of them contributors to the four earlier volumes in the Popular Culture and Philosophy series, address some of these important issues and show how clues to their solutions may be found in the imaginary world of Middle-earth. The book is 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
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Midwest
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1959-
  • 1971-
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  • Bassham, Gregory
  • Bronson, Eric
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
Popular culture and philosophy
Series volume
volume 5
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  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
  • Philosophy in literature
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adult
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The Lord of the rings and philosophy: : one book to rule them all, (ebook)
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multicolored
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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
Isbn
9780812698060
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11808896
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remote
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11808896
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MWT11808896
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The Lord of the rings and philosophy: : one book to rule them all, (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
9780812698060
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11808896
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11808896
System control number
MWT11808896
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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