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Hobbit Virtues: Rediscovering Virtue Ethics Through J. R. R. Tolkien's the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings

作者 Christopher A. Snyder
出版社 Ingram International Inc
商品描述 Hobbit Virtues: Rediscovering Virtue Ethics Through J. R. R. Tolkien's the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings:,Aresponsetoourfracturedpoliticaldiscourse,HobbitV

內容簡介

內容簡介 A response to our fractured political discourse, Hobbit Virtues speaks to the importance of "virtue ethics" by examining the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien--with particular attention to his hobbits. Tolkien's works resonate with so many readers in part because Bilbo, Frodo, Sam, Merry, and Pippin demonstrate Classical, Judeo-Christian, Medieval, and even Hindu and Confucian virtues. Tolkien ennobles the small, the humble, and the marginalized in his Middle-earth writings and presents leaders who are hesitant to exercise power, are courteous, and value wisdom and learning. Each chapter in Hobbit Virtuesconsists of a wide-ranging discussion of a single virtue, exemplified by a character in Middle-earth, explaining its philosophical or theological roots and how the virtue is still relevant in a modern democracy. It will also include appendices where readers can find passages in Tolkien's and Lewis's works that discuss virtue ethics, and a glossary of virtues from ancient to modern, East to West. Tolkien's readers come from many different religious and secular backgrounds and the pleasure and profundity of Hobbit Virtues is that mutual respect for public virtues is, especially now, necessary for a well-functioning pluralistic society.

作者介紹

作者介紹 Christopher A. Snyder is Founding Dean of the Shackouls Honors College at Mississippi State University. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Oxford in England. He is the author of The Making of Middle-earth: A New Look Inside the World of J.R.R. Tolkien and Gatsby's Oxford: Scott, Zelda, and the Jazz Age Invasion of Britain: 1904-1929.

商品規格

書名 / Hobbit Virtues: Rediscovering Virtue Ethics Through J. R. R. Tolkien's the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings
作者 / Christopher A. Snyder
簡介 / Hobbit Virtues: Rediscovering Virtue Ethics Through J. R. R. Tolkien's the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings:,Aresponsetoourfracturedpoliticaldiscourse,HobbitV
出版社 / Ingram International Inc
ISBN13 / 9781643134109
ISBN10 /
EAN / 9781643134109
誠品26碼 /
尺寸 / 18.5X18.3X2.3CM
重量(g) / 476.3
尺寸 / 18.5X18.3X2.3CM
頁數 / 272
裝訂 / H:精裝
級別 / N:無
語言 / 3:英文

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