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Philosophy and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Editors: Joll, N. (Ed.)

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy provides an excellent way of looking at some intriguing issues in philosophy, from vegetarianism and Artificial Intelligence to God, space and time. This is an entertaining yet thought provoking volume for students, philosophers and fans of The Hitchhiker's series.

About the authors

ANDREW ABERDEIN Associate Professor of Humanities and Communication at Florida Institute of Technology, USA TIMOTHY CHAPPELL Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Ethics Centre at The Open University and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of Moral Philosophy in The University of St Andrews, UK BARRY DAINTON Professor of Philosophy, University of Liverpool, UK MICHÈLE FRIEND Assistant Professor of Philosophy at George Washington University, USA JERRY GOODENOUGH Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of East Anglia and an Associate Lecturer of the Open University, UK ELOISE HARDING Teaching assistant in the Philosophy Department at the University of Stirling, UK AMY KIND Associate Professor of Philosophy and Chair, Department of Philosophy, Claremont McKenna College, California, USA ALEXANDER PAWLAK BEN SAUNDERS Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Stirling, UK

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'...very readable and mind-expanding collection...' - PD Smith, The Guardian


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Joll, Nicholas

    Pages 1-24

  • ‘Eat Me’: Vegetarianism and Consenting Animals

    Saunders, Ben (et al.)

    Pages 27-49

  • Mostly Harmless? Hitchhiker’s and the Ethics of Entertainment

    Joll, Nicholas

    Pages 50-72

  • Life, the Universe, and Absurdity

    Kind, Amy

    Pages 75-100

  • The Wowbagger Case: Immortality and What Makes Life Meaningful

    Chappell, Timothy

    Pages 101-126

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophy and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Editors
  • N. Joll
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-39265-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-230-39265-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-29112-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 308
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