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Title The Hobbit and philosophy : for when you've lost your dwarves, your wizard, and your way / edited by Gregory Bassham and Eric Bronson.
Published Hoboken : Wiley, c2012.
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 Floor4  PR6039.O32 H6336 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description x, 262 p. ; 23 cm.
Content Type text
Format volume
Series The Blackwell philosophy and pop culture series
Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The adventurous Hobbit / Gregory Bassham -- "The road goes ever on and on": a Hobbit's Tao / Michael C. Brannigan -- Big hairy feet: a Hobbit's guide to enlightenment / Eric Bronson -- Bilbo Baggins: the cosmopolitan Hobbit / Dennis Knepp -- The glory of Bilbo Baggins / Charles Taliaferro and Craig Lindahl-Urben -- Pride and humility in The Hobbit / Laura Garcia -- "My precious": Tolkien on the perils of possessiveness / Anna Minore and Gregory Bassham -- Tolkien's just war / David Kyle Johnson -- "Pretty fair nonsense": art and beauty in The Hobbit / Philip Tallon -- Hobbitus Ludens: why Hobbits like to play and why we should, too / David L. O'Hara -- "The lord of magic and machines": Tolkien on magic and technology / W. Christopher Stewart -- Inside The Hobbit: Bilbo Baggins and the paradox of fiction / Amy Kind -- Philosophy in the dark: The Hobbit and hermeneutics / Tom Grimwood -- Some Hobbits have all the luck / Randall M. Jensen -- The consolation of Bilbo: providence and free will in Middle-Earth / Grant Sterling -- Out of the frying pan: courage and decision making in Wilderland / Jamie Carlin Watson -- There and back again: a song of innocence and experience / Joe Kraus.
Subject Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. Hobbit.
Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973 -- Philosophy.
Fantasy fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
Philosophy in literature.
Related Names Bassham, Gregory, 1959- editor of compilation.
Bronson, Eric, 1971- editor of compilation.
ISBN 0470405147 (pbk.)
9780470405147 (pbk.)
OCLC number 779740279