Dr. Seuss and Philosophy: Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

Dr. Seuss and Philosophy: Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!

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by Jacob M. Held
     
 

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Dr. Seuss' stories are more than just catchy poems; they often wrestle with serious philosophical and moral dilemmas, whether it is Horton discovering the very essence of life or the Lorax teaching us about morality. Dr. Seuss and Philosophy explores philosophical concepts such as the nature of the good life in Oh the Places You'll Go, the method and value of thinking… See more details below

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Dr. Seuss' stories are more than just catchy poems; they often wrestle with serious philosophical and moral dilemmas, whether it is Horton discovering the very essence of life or the Lorax teaching us about morality. Dr. Seuss and Philosophy explores philosophical concepts such as the nature of the good life in Oh the Places You'll Go, the method and value of thinking critically in Oh the Thinks You Can Think, and morality and ethics in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, among many others. Anyone who loves Dr. Seuss or is interested in philosophy will find this book to be intriguing and enlightening.

Editorial Reviews

Daniel Pinkwater
This is a unique book. I would not have imagined anyone imagining doing such a thing—but these philosophers did. They imagined it, and they did it. And it is published. You can hold it in your hand, or even read it. Oy vey!
Thomas Cathcart
If you are a person who likes to ask "Why?"
But who finds the philosophers just a bit dry,
Then this book's for you, since it's not so abstruse,
When your guide to Deep Thinkers is—the wise Dr. Seuss!
Thomas Wartenberg
Few people realize how philosophical picture books are. Dr. Seuss and Philosophy should help change that. Readers should not miss Jacob Held's wonderful introductionary poem in which he channels Dr. Seuss. It's a real treasure!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442203112
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/17/2011
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
505,304
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

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