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Staff Review: Philosophy & The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Philosophy & The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
Editor: Nicholas Joll
Palgrave Macmillan

Are you interested in diving into the nebulous black hole that is philosophy, but you don’t know where to start?  As the cover of the aforementioned mentioned Guide recommends – DON’T PANIC!  Let an alien on a fact-finding mission, a two-headed hedonist and a complete dork be your guides.

Nicholas Joll has assembled a crack team of philosophers and with the help of Douglas Adams’ delightful characters debates real-world philosophical conundrums – the ethics of eating meat, violence for entertainment’s sake, what makes life meaningful, for starters – and makes it all a little more accessible to the those who’re already well familiar with the Hitchhiker’s milieu. Just remember to have your towel with you at all times.

Find the book here, and buy at your local bookshop.

Staff BioSue Behrent photo

Sue Behrent
Inventory Controller

I’ve always regretted not being talented enough to play 92 games of football for Brazil like Pelé. But I can process a stock order like nobody’s business. Seriously.

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3 Comments Post a comment
  1. Thank you for the review! Please note, though, that you are using the *draft* cover of the book. The actual cover is used in my signature picture. Thanks.

    July 23, 2013
    • Sorry about that Nicholas – the cover has now been updated. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

      July 23, 2013
  2. Well, thank you – and feel free to delete these posts if you like.

    July 31, 2013

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