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Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: "It's My Own Invention" Yeah, Right! ix Introduction: You're Late for a Very Important Date 1 PART ONE "WAKE UP, ALICE DEAR" 1 Unruly Alice: A Feminist View of Some Adventures in Wonderland 7 Megan S. Lloyd 2 Jam Yesterday, Jam Tomorrow, but Never Jam Today: On Procrastination, Hiking, and . . . the Spice Girls? 19 Mark D. White 3 Nuclear Strategists in Wonderland 33 Ron Hirschbein 4 "You're Nothing but a Pack of Cards!": Alice Doesn't Have a Social Contract 47 Dennis Knepp PART TWO "THAT'S LOGIC" 5 "Six Impossible Things before Breakfast" 61 George A. Dunn and Brian McDonald 6 Reasoning Down the Rabbit-Hole: Logical Lessons in Wonderland 79 David S. Brown 7 Three Ways of Getting It Wrong: Induction in Wonderland 93 Brendan Shea 8 Is There Such a Thing as a Language? 107 Daniel Whiting PART THREE "WE'RE ALL MAD HERE" 9 Alice, Perception, and Reality: Jell-O Mistaken for Stones 125 Robert Arp 10 How Deep Does the Rabbit-Hole Go?: Drugs and Dreams, Perception and Reality 137 Scott F. Parker 11 Perspectivism and Tragedy: A Nietzschean Interpretation of Alice's Adventure 153 Rick Mayock 12 Wishing It Were Some Other Time: The Temporal Passage of Alice 167 Mark W. Westmoreland PART FOUR "WHO IN THE WORLD AM I?" 13 Serious Nonsense 183 Charles Taliaferro and Elizabeth Olson 14 "Memory and Muchness": Alice and the Philosophy of Memory 197 Tyler Shores CONTRIBUTORS: Pawns and Pieces: As Arranged before Commencement of Game 213 INDEX: "Down, Down, Down": What You Will Find at the Bottom 219

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RICHARD BRIAN DAVIS is an associate professor of philosophy at Tyndale University College and the coeditor of 24 and Philosophy. WILLIAM IRWIN is a professor of philosophy at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the bestselling The Simpsons and Philosophy and has overseen recent titles, including Batman and Philosophy, House and Philosophy, and Watchmen and Philosophy.

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