Philosophy and Terry Pratchett

Philosophy and Terry Pratchett

By: Jacob M. Held (editor), James South (editor)Paperback

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Philosophy and Terry Pratchett is the first attempt by philosophers to explore themes in Sir Terry Pratchett's writings. It will appeal to both specialists and fans of Pratchett with serious essays written in a manner accessible to anyone who enjoys, or is curious about, Pratchett's work.

About Author

Jennifer Jill Fellows, University of British Columbia, Canada Susanne E. Foster, Marquette University, USA Kevin Guilfoy, Carroll University, USA Joseph Keeping, York University in Toronto, Canada Tuomas W. Manninen, Arizona State University, USA Erica L. Neely, Ohio Northern University, USA Andrew Rayment, Chiba University, Japan Jay Ruud, University of Central Arkansas, USA Ben Saunders, University of Southampton, UK Dietrich Schotte, Institut of Philosophy at Marburg, Germany Martin Vacek, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Slovakia


Introduction; James B. South PART I: SELF-PERCEPTION, NARRATIVE, AND IDENTITY 1. A Golem is not Born, but Rather Becomes, a Woman: Gender on the Disc; Jacob M. Held 2. 'Nothing Like a Bit of Destiny to Get the Old Plot Rolling:' A Philosophical Reading of Wyrd Sisters ; James B. South 3. 'Feigning to Feign:' Pratchett and the Maskerade; Andrew Rayment 4. 'Knowing things that other people don't know is a form of magic:' Lessons in Headology and Critical Thinking from The Lancre Witch; Tuomas W. Manninen PART II: SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY 5. Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy on the Discworld; Kevin Guilfoy 6. Plato, the Witch and the Cave: Granny Weatherwax and the Moral Problem of Paternalism; Dietrich Schotte 7. Equality and Difference: Just because the Disc is flat, doesn't make it a Level Playing Field for All; Ben Saunders PART III: ETHICS AND GOOD LIFE 8. Millennium Hand and Shrimp: On the Importance of Being in the Right Trouser Leg of Time; Susanne E. Foster 9. Categorically Not Cackling: The Will, Moral Fictions and Witchcraft; Jennifer Jill Fellows 10. The Care of the Reaper Man: Death, the Auditors, and the Importance of Individuality; Erica L. Neely 11. 'YES, SUSAN, THERE IS A HOGFATHER:' Hogfather and the Existentialism of Soren Kierkegaard; J. Keeping PART IV: LOGIC AND METAPHYSICS 12. On the Possibility of the Discworld; Martin Vacek 13. Pratchett's The Last Continent and the Act of Creation; Jay Ruud

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  • ISBN13: 9781137360151
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 310
  • ID: 9781137360151
  • weight: 353
  • ISBN10: 1137360151

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