Princeton University Library Catalog

Discworld and philosophy : reality is not what it seems / edited by Nicolas Michaud.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Chicago : Open Court, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
xii, 316 pages : illustration ; 23 cm.
Series:
  • Popular culture and philosophy ; v. 101. [More in this series]
  • Popular culture and philosophy ; volume 101
Summary note:
Pour yourself glass of Three Wizard's Chardonnay, Winkle's Old Peculiar, or Soggy Mountain Dew, pull up a three-legged chair, and for Om's sake, stay out of the bathtub! Keep and eye open for the octarine flashes that would indicate magic is trying to escape from the pages and be ready to grab something made of copper in order to ground uncontrolled magic without harmful incident (Some would Consider the Copper Safeguard Unnecessary) You are now ready to dive into Discworld and Philosophy and join a group of philosophical Discworld fans as they explore truth, history, death, luck, morality, and reality in the magical inverse of the Disc.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-305) and index.
Contents:
  • Rewriting your chem -- More golems than you might think / Vanessa Frohlich -- Golem morality in the modern world / Matthew Skene -- We willna be fooled again! We free anarchists! / Michael Kugler -- The liberating power of Nanny Ogg's bouncing bosom / Vanessa Frohlich -- The truth shall make ye fret / Jamie Carlin Watson -- Truth, logic, and law are nice, but someone still has to do the wash -- The absurdity of the luggage / Brandon Kempner -- Pratchett's Republic / Brandon Kempner -- Honesty trumps cleverness: Sam Vimes and commonsense philosophy / Matthew Skene -- Why would you put a con artist in charge of the money? / Don Fallis -- Lord Vetinari's friendly guide to tyranny / Daniel Malloy -- Some things are necessary, not personal -- Can a leopard change its shorts? / Daniel Malloy -- Becoming Vetinari: personal identity on the Discworld / Jeremy Pierce -- How to be a dwarf / Daniel Malloy -- Being one's me: (witchy) personal identity on the Discworld / Trip McCrossin.
  • Ye canna' ken what ye canna' ken -- The serious monk's guide to re-writing history / John V. Karavitis -- Getting at the truth / Douglas Jordan -- Sin, my young man, is when you treat people as things / Kamil Karas -- Probably quantum -- Fate on the Discworld and Roundworld / Jeremy Pierce -- The alchemy of flat worlds -- The intersection of science and philosophy, the seediest corner in Ankh-Morpork / Daniel Miori -- Welcome to my world / Christopher Ketcham -- Cocking a snook at Death, and getting away with it: does the personification of death make it less scary? / Daniel Miori -- I'd rather stay an orangutan because that's why Discworld exists / Nicolas Michaud.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 081269919X
  • 9780812699197
OCLC:
919104390
Editor:
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