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Philosophy and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Philosophy and the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Paperback)

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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.

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 MICHELE 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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