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The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy : One Book to Rule Them All
by Gregory Bassham and Eric Bronson


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This volume looks at the deeper issues raised by The Lord of the Rings such as: 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? and Can we find meaning in chance events?  Read more...


 
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Overview

This volume looks at the deeper issues raised by The Lord of the Rings such as: 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? and Can we find meaning in chance events?

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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  • ISBN-13: 9780812695458
  • ISBN-10: 0812695453
  • Publisher: Open Court
  • Publish Date: September 2003
  • Page Count: 336
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.9 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds

Series: Popular Culture & Philosophy #1

Related Categories

Books > Philosophy > Good & Evil
Books > Literary Criticism > English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Books > Literary Criticism > Science Fiction & Fantasy

 
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