In a broad sense, philosophy is an activity people undertake when they seek to understand fundamental truths about themselves, the world in which they live, and their relationships to the world and to each other.
The book is a collection of essays by writers, professors, Ph.D. candidates and well, philosophers. Each essay looks at a different idea or subject in Alice in Wonderland and surveys it based on its philosophical truths or lack thereof.
TRUTH OF GWEN: I still don’t get philosophy. This book penetrated a bit deeper than it would have 20 years ago, but that still ain’t saying much.
I feel sad because I know that many of you were looking forward to this review. All I can say is if you enjoy logic and philosophy, this would be a great book. If you are like me, just don’t need to understand the deeper truths and hidden meanings of life, pass on this baby like the plague. If you don’t “get” philosophy, this probably won’t help.
Now, I am going to crawl away slowly with the awful knowledge that I am nowhere near as deep as I thought I was…….If you care to explain all to me, I am listening.
Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy: Curiouser and Curiouser (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Wiley; Original edition (January 12, 2010)