The Hobbit and philosophy : for when you've lost your dwarves, your wizard, and your way / edited by Gregory Bassham and Eric Bronson.

Hoboken : Wiley, 2012.
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Summary note
A philosophical exploration of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved classic?just in time for the December 2012 release of Peter Jackson's new film adaptation, The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyThe Hobbit and Philosophy is a must read for longtime Tolkien fans as well as those discovering Bilbo Baggins and his adventures "there and back again" for the first time.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • The adventurous Hobbit / Gregory Bassham
  • "The road goes ever on and on": a Hobbit's Tao / Michael C. Brannigan
  • Big hairy feet: a Hobbit's guide to enlightenment / Eric Bronson
  • Bilbo Baggins: the cosmopolitan Hobbit / Dennis Knepp
  • The glory of Bilbo Baggins / Charles Taliaferro and Craig Lindahl-Urben
  • Pride and humility in The Hobbit / Laura Garcia
  • "My precious": Tolkien on the perils of possessiveness / Anna Minore and Gregory Bassham
  • Tolkien's just war / David Kyle Johnson
  • "Pretty fair nonsense": art and beauty in The Hobbit / Philip Tallon
  • Hobbitus Ludens: why Hobbits like to play and why we should, too / David L. O'Hara
  • "The lord of magic and machines": Tolkien on magic and technology / W. Christopher Stewart
  • Inside The Hobbit: Bilbo Baggins and the paradox of fiction / Amy Kind
  • Philosophy in the dark: The Hobbit and hermeneutics / Tom Grimwood
  • Some Hobbits have all the luck / Randall M. Jensen
  • The consolation of Bilbo: providence and free will in Middle-Earth / Grant Sterling
  • Out of the frying pan: courage and decision making in Wilderland / Jamie Carlin Watson
  • There and back again: a song of innocence and experience / Joe Kraus.
  • 9781118233894 ((epub))
  • 1118233891 ((epub))
  • 9781118220191 ((pdf))
  • 1118220196 ((pdf))
  • 9781118258552 ((mobi))
  • 111825855X ((mobi))
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  • 40021454086
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