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ISBN 0-8126-9545-3

$17.95   paper

256 pages

(Sept 2003)

The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy

One Book to Rule Them All

Edited by Gregory Bassham and Eric Bronson
Volume 5 in the Popular Culture and Philosophy® series

Can power be wielded for good, or must it always corrupt? Does technology destroy the truly human? Is beer essential to the good life? The Lord of the Rings raises many such searching questions, and this book attempts some answers. Divided into five sections concerned with power and the Ring, the quest for happiness, good and evil in Middle-earth, time and mortality, and the relevance of fairy tales, The ord of the Rings and Philosophy mines Tolkien's fantasy worlds for wisdom in areas including the menace of technology, addiction and fetishism, the vitality of tradition, the environmental implications of Tolkien's thought, Middle-earth's relationship to Buddhism and Taoism, and more.

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