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  • Title: Dr. Seuss and Philosophy: Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!
  • Author: Jacob M. Held
  • ISBN: 9781442203112
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback

  • Since Theodor Geisel published his first children s book in 1937 under the pseudonym Dr Seuss, children and adults alike have been captivated by the charming and laconic tales of whimsical characters and imaginative worlds But Dr Seuss stories are than just catchy poems they often wrestle with serious philosophical and moral dilemmas, whether it is Horton discoveSince Theodor Geisel published his first children s book in 1937 under the pseudonym Dr Seuss, children and adults alike have been captivated by the charming and laconic tales of whimsical characters and imaginative worlds But Dr Seuss stories are than just catchy poems they often wrestle with serious philosophical and moral dilemmas, whether it is Horton discovering the very essence of life or the Lorax teaching us about morality Dr Seuss and Philosophy explores philosophical concepts such as the nature of the good life in Oh, the Places You ll Go , the nature of knowledge in McElligot s Pool, postmodernity in On Beyond Zebra, business and the environment in The Lorax, and moral character in How the Grinch Stole Christmas , among many others Anyone who loves Dr Seuss or is interested in philosophy will find this book to be intriguing and enlightening.
    Jacob M. Held
    Assistant Professor of philosophy at the University of Central Arkansas specializing in legal and political philosophy, nineteenth century German philosophy, and applied ethics.


    Commentaires:

    Garima Mamgain
    I haven't exactly grown up reading Seuss but I still found this book to be a very very interesting read. Children's books often has hidden and not so hidden lessons for adults. This book helps u assess daily predicaments from a very childlike perspective. The book is divided into multiple chapters all independent of each other and I found myself skipping the ones that just didn't interest me. And delving more into ones I liked. The book leaves you with loads of homework to be done. I for one wil [...]

    Chels Patterson
    At the moment have only read 2 chapters, I fell the authors could have relied more on Dr Seuss and his thoughts backed by primary sources, rather than other famous philosophisers and whether they agreed with Seuss or if they did not. Other philosophers are not needed, I believe and may only be need to back up Seuss. Instead it seems I have read more on Neitichez views rather than Seuss. Which is still interesting, just not what I am looking for.

    Jaime Buckley
    One of my favorites to read my kids. Simon (my 4 year old) has it memorized and laughs as we read through.Dr. Suess is recommended reading for any parent/child team!

    Hours
    chapter 5 was my fav

    Cassidy Gan
    I've always love Dr.Seuss writing style ever since I was a kid. I find his work powerful yet extremely enlightening. This book did not disappoint me. Would definitely recommend to anyone who loves his insightful writing.

    Ali Rowan
    This book wasn't quite what I was expecting, but I think I enjoyed it even more for that. Instead of analyzing the works of Dr. Seuss from a philosophical perspective, the authors of the various essays in the book use Dr. Seuss's works as examples and illustrations in order to introduce the reader to various philosophies (Kant, Nietzsche, Plato, etc.) —the subject areas range from aesthetics to ethics to business. It's essentially Philosophy 101 via Dr. Seuss, and I found it an effective (and [...]

    Ashley
    Dr. Seuss's work has been readily recognized as some of the most iconic children's literature, but also some of the most poignant at providing subtle life lessons to young learners. This study of his words brings forth true philosophical adages from his simple messages of reality, optimism, and steadfastness (just to name a few). Philosophy is the study of thought and it certainly is represented soundly in this pondering study of thethinks you can think .

    Dan DalMonte
    This was a very enjoyable book that relates the stories of Dr. Seuss to philosophical themes. I actually presented one of the pieces in this book to a class I teach--it had to do with the story of Horton the elephant and Mayzie the bird and how you can approach this story from the perspective of major ethical theories such as deontological ethics, utilitarianism, and virtue ethics. This book will enhance your appreciation of Dr. Seuss as well as philosophy.

    Lynne Radcliffe
    Enjoyed reading a philosphy book that was tied into one of my favorite authors, Dr. Seuss. As I have read most of the books that were used to demonstrate a point in philosphy it was interesting to read Jacob Held's ideas.I found that this book was easier to read in "sound bites" of a chapter at a time, rather than sitting down and reading it cover to cover.

    Slytheringirl
    A very well written and interesting view of both philosophy and the works of Dr. Seuss. Once you've read this, you'll never look at those kiddie books the same again and perhaps even gain a deeper understanding of and appreciation for Sneetches, Bar-ba-loots, Green Eggs & Ham, and all things Seussian.

    Colleen
    I really enjoyed this book for the first half but then it got tiresome. I liked how he weaved the Dr Seuss world into philosophy. It definitely was a new and interesting approach for me. I love Dr Seuss but have never been a fan of philosophy so it was a great way to keep me interested. Each chapter stands alone so you could just pick and choose the topics that interest you most.

    Rebecca
    Worth reading. Though in my opinion the author had to try pretty hard to tie in the different philosophical stands with themes of the Seuss books. However it's definitely a novel approach. I took notes and maybe this poor brain will retain the various stances of the philosophers mentioned.

    Mary
    Although I prefer to interpret Dr. Seuss' writings for myself, I thoroughly enjoyed the analyses in this thought-provoking book.

    Clare Cannon
    HSa reviewed at GoodReadingGuide

    Gordon Diver
    A thought provoking read. I may not have always agreed with the positions, but sparked interesting discussions at home

    Mommalibrarian
    Pretty thin stuff. There was also a lot of repetition from the various contributors.

    Jenny
    DNFNot going to lie; While this book had some entertaining and interesting points, a lot of it is very dry. I skimmed a lot of it.

    Evan Micheals
    Given I am reading a lot of Dr Seuss this has been awesome in giving an philosophically intellectual basis to Dr Seuss.Lot of deep thinking and thoughts.

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