The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy: The Lion, the Witch, and the Worldview

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Gregory Bassham, Jerry L. Walls
Open Court Publishing, 2005 - 302 páginas
Pushing through some mothballed fur coats in a wardrobe in a disused room of an old London house, Lucy and the other Pevensie children found themselves in a strange and wonderful country, populated by creatures unknown in our world. Philosophy, too, can take us into a magical new place with its own peculiar delights and dangers. Here twenty-four philosophers and Narnia fans relate some of the things they have witnessed in the weird world of Narnia and the even weirder world of philosophy. Philosophy, it turns out, can be as addictive as the White Witch's turkish delight, though hopefully not always so frustrating. Under what conditions should we believe a story that runs counter to all our experience? Does might make right or are there objective moral rules? Would Albert Einstein have made any sense of the claim that time can flow at different rates in different worlds? If a boy is turned into a dragon, is the dragon still the same person as the boy? Can salvation be found in many religions or only in one? Do animals -- even the ones that don't talk -- have souls? These puzzles and more are bravely attacked in The Chronicles of Narnia and Philosophy. - Publisher.
 

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Excellent; 22 chapters written by 'adventurers' on different philisophical points within "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis. Ler resenha completa

Conteúdo

Why Uncle Andrew Couldnt Hear
15
Puddleglum versus
41
Part II
65
Work Vocation and the Good Life in Narnia
79
The Tao of Narnia
94
Is It Good to Be Bad? Immoralism in Narnia
119
Configuring the Moral
143
Part III
167
Personal Identity
180
Lewiss
193
Religion and
219
The Atonement in Narnia
245
Freeing
260
Lewis on Animal Salvation
273
The Adventurers
287
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