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The Resource The Lord of the rings and philosophy : one book to rule them all, edited by Gregory Bassham and Eric Bronson

The Lord of the rings and philosophy : one book to rule them all, edited by Gregory Bassham and Eric Bronson

Label
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
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gregory Bassham and Eric Bronson
Title variation
  • One book to rule them all
  • 1 book to rule them all
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Can power be wielded for good, or must it always corrupt? Does technology destroy the truly human? Is beer essential to the good life? The Lord of the Rings raises many such searching questions, and this book attempts some answers. 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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6039.O32
LC item number
L6356 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1959-
  • 1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Bassham, Gregory
  • Bronson, Eric
Series statement
Popular culture and philosophy
Series volume
v. 5
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
  • Tolkien, J. R. R.
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Middle Earth (Imaginary place)
  • Philosophy in literature
Label
The Lord of the rings and philosophy : one book to rule them all, edited by Gregory Bassham and Eric Bronson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The ring. The rings of Tolkien and Plato : lessons in power, choice, and morality / Eric Katz -- The cracks of doom : the threat of emerging technologies and Tolkien's rings of power / Theodore Schick -- "My precious" : Tolkien's fetishized ring / Alison Milbank -- pt. 2. The quest for happiness. Tolkien's six keys to happiness / Gregory Bassham -- The quests of Sam and Gollum for the happy life / Jorge J.E. Gracia -- "Farewell to Lórien" : the bounded joy of existentialists and elves / Eric Bronson -- pt. 3. Good and evil in Middle-earth. Überhobbits : Tolkien, Nietzsche, and the will to power / Douglas K. Blount -- Tolkien and the nature of evil / Scott A. Davison -- Virtue and vice in The Lord of the rings / Aeon J. Skoble -- pt. 4. Time and mortality. Choosing to die : the gift of mortality in Middle-earth / Bill Davis -- Tolkien, modernism, and the importance of tradition / Joe Kraus -- Tolkien's green time : environmental themes in The Lord of the rings / Andrew Light -- pt. 5. Ends and endings. Providence and the dramatic unity of The Lord of the rings / Thomas Hibbs -- Talking trees and walking mountains : Buddhist and Taoist themes in The Lord of the rings / Jennifer L. McMahan and B. Steve Csaki -- Sam and Frodo's excellent adventure : Tolkien's journey motif / J. Lenore Wright -- Happy endings and religious hope : The Lord of the rings as an epic fairy tale / John J. Davenport
Control code
sky205950503
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 240 pages
Isbn
9780812695458
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003015450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ab 08/16
Label
The Lord of the rings and philosophy : one book to rule them all, edited by Gregory Bassham and Eric Bronson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. The ring. The rings of Tolkien and Plato : lessons in power, choice, and morality / Eric Katz -- The cracks of doom : the threat of emerging technologies and Tolkien's rings of power / Theodore Schick -- "My precious" : Tolkien's fetishized ring / Alison Milbank -- pt. 2. The quest for happiness. Tolkien's six keys to happiness / Gregory Bassham -- The quests of Sam and Gollum for the happy life / Jorge J.E. Gracia -- "Farewell to Lórien" : the bounded joy of existentialists and elves / Eric Bronson -- pt. 3. Good and evil in Middle-earth. Überhobbits : Tolkien, Nietzsche, and the will to power / Douglas K. Blount -- Tolkien and the nature of evil / Scott A. Davison -- Virtue and vice in The Lord of the rings / Aeon J. Skoble -- pt. 4. Time and mortality. Choosing to die : the gift of mortality in Middle-earth / Bill Davis -- Tolkien, modernism, and the importance of tradition / Joe Kraus -- Tolkien's green time : environmental themes in The Lord of the rings / Andrew Light -- pt. 5. Ends and endings. Providence and the dramatic unity of The Lord of the rings / Thomas Hibbs -- Talking trees and walking mountains : Buddhist and Taoist themes in The Lord of the rings / Jennifer L. McMahan and B. Steve Csaki -- Sam and Frodo's excellent adventure : Tolkien's journey motif / J. Lenore Wright -- Happy endings and religious hope : The Lord of the rings as an epic fairy tale / John J. Davenport
Control code
sky205950503
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xi, 240 pages
Isbn
9780812695458
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2003015450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ab 08/16

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