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Should the Cheshire Cat's grin make us reconsider the nature ofreality?
Can Humpty Dumpty make words mean whatever he says theymean?
Can drugs take us down the rabbit-hole?
Is Alice a feminist icon?
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland has fascinated childrenand adults alike for generations. Why does Lewis Carroll introduceus to such oddities as a blue caterpillar who smokes a hookah, acat whose grin remains after its head has faded away, and a WhiteQueen who lives backward and remembers forward? Is it all justnonsense? Was Carroll under the influence? This book probes thedeeper underlying meaning in the Alice books and reveals a worldrich with philosophical life lessons. Tapping into some of thegreatest philosophical minds that ever lived—Aristotle, Hume,Hobbes, and Nietzsche—Alice in Wonderland and Philosophyexplores life's ultimate questions through the eyes of perhaps themost endearing heroine in all of literature.
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WILLIAM IRWIN is a professor of philosophy at King'sCollege in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He originated the philosophyand popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the bestsellingThe Simpsons and Philosophy and has overseen recent titles,including Batman and Philosophy, House andPhilosophy, and Watchmen and Philosophy.