This Is The Philosophy And Book That Really Needed To Be Written Because It Is About The Hitchhiker S Guide To The Galaxy For To Paraphrase The Great Man Himself Hitchhiker S Is Not Above A Little Philosophy In The Same Way That The Sea Is Not Above The Sky Moreover This Edited Collection Combines Accessibility And Some Humor With Rigor It Contains An Introduction, Nine Chapters, A Glossary, And Multiple Indexes Topics Covered Include The Meaning Of Life And , Vegetarianism, The Ethics Of Entertainment, Artificial Intelligence, Multiple Worlds, God, And Philosophical Method I registered a book at BookCrossing.com Really interesting dive into philosophy from the perspective of one of my favourite works of literature I highly enjoyed this book We are philosophers Though we may not be With these lines, Douglas Adams effortlessly both sums and sends up the business of philosophy No wonder editor Nicholas Joll was inspired to base a book of philosophical essays around his work.This is a serious attempt to examine both philosophy in a Hitch Hiker s context and Hitch Hiker s in a philosophical one There are nine essays in total, divided between four sections Ethics , The Meaning of Life , Metaphysics and Artificial Intelligence , and Logic, Method and Satire My personal favourites were the chapter on the ethics of eating animals that want to be eaten, and that on the artificial intelligence of Marvin.For an imprint of Macmillan there s a Trillian joke in there somewhere , the printing and proofreading were a little poor It should also be made clear that this isn t a Christmas novelty book you won t need a brain the size of a planet, but the content does require concentration.
Nicholas Joll was born in, and grew up in, Hertfordshire He has spent a lot of time studying philosophy, and quite a lot of time teaching it He likes to think that he has other interests too, though and one of those is reading non philosophy He combined these two interests by editing the book Philosophy and the Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy Other interests include cooking, pubbing, musi
- 308 pages
- Philosophy and The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
- Nicholas Joll
- 05 November 2017 Nicholas Joll