Philosophy and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Palgrave Macmillan

This is the 'philosophy and. .' book that really needed to be written – because it is about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. For (to paraphrase the great man himself) Hitchhiker's is not above a little philosophy in the same way that the sea is not above the sky. Moreover: this edited collection combines accessibility – and some humour – with rigour. It contains an introduction, nine chapters, a glossary, and multiple indexes. Topics covered include the meaning of life (and '42'), vegetarianism, the ethics of entertainment, artificial intelligence, multiple worlds, God, and philosophical method.
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About the author

NICHOLAS JOLL has taught philosophy at several universities including the University of Hertfordshire, UK, where he is currently a Visiting Lecturer, and the Open University, UK. His publications include several papers on the philosophy of T.W Adorno and two pieces on the philosophy of philosophy.
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Palgrave Macmillan
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Jul 3, 2012
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Performing Arts / Television / General
Philosophy / General
Social Science / Media Studies
Social Science / Popular Culture
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