The Present As History

The Present As History

by Nermeen Shaikh

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The Present As History by Nermeen Shaikh

While nothing can equal or replace the adventure in reading Tolkien’s masterwork, The Lord of the Rings, Peter Kreeft says that the journey into its underlying philosophy can be another exhilarating adventure.
Thus, Kreeft takes the reader on a voyage of discovery into the philosophical bones of Middle earth. He organizes the philosophical themes in The Lord of the Rings into 50 categories, accompanied by over 1,000 references to the text of Lord.Since many of the great questions of philosophy are included in the 50-theme outline, this book can also be read as an engaging introduction to philosophy. For each of the philosophical topics in Lord, Kreeft presents tools by which they can be understood. Illustrated.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231142991
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2007
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 0.67(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Nermeen Shaikh has worked at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad and the International Institute for Environment and Development in London. She works at the Asia Society in New York City.

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