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The Wizard of Oz and Philosophy: Wicked Wisdom of the West
     

The Wizard of Oz and Philosophy: Wicked Wisdom of the West

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by Randall Auxier, Phil Seng
 

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From the bedtime story by L. Frank Baum to the classic 1939 film, no story has captured the imaginations of generations of children — and adults — like The Wizard of Oz. The story of Dorothy’s journey through Oz, the colorful characters, places, songs, and dialogue have permeated popular culture around the world. The contributors to this

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From the bedtime story by L. Frank Baum to the classic 1939 film, no story has captured the imaginations of generations of children — and adults — like The Wizard of Oz. The story of Dorothy’s journey through Oz, the colorful characters, places, songs, and dialogue have permeated popular culture around the world. The contributors to this volume take a very close look at The Wizard of Oz and ask the tough questions about this wonderful tale. They wonder if someone can possess a virtue without knowing it, and if the realm of Oz was really the dream or if Kansas was the dream. Why does water melt the Wicked Witch of the West and why does Toto seem to know what the other characters can’t seem to figure out? The articles included tackle these compelling questions and more, encouraging readers to have discussions of their own.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812697827
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/31/2011
Series:
Popular Culture and Philosophy
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
611 KB

Meet the Author

Randall E. Auxier is Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He is the editor of the prestigious Library of Living Philosophers and is co-editor of Bruce Springsteen and Philosophy.

Phil Seng is an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

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Steve Wheeler More than 1 year ago
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