By Jacob M. Held
On account that Theodore Geisel released his first children's e-book in 1937 below the pseudonym Dr. Seuss, childrens and adults alike were captivated by means of the fascinating and laconic stories of whimsical characters and creative worlds. yet Dr. Seuss' tales are greater than simply catchy poems; they typically strive against with severe philosophical and ethical dilemmas, if it is Horton researching the very essence of existence or the Lorax educating us approximately morality. Dr. Seuss and Philosophy explores philosophical conceptssuch because the nature of the nice lifestyles in Oh the areas You'll cross, the character of information in McElligot's Pool, Postmodernity in On past Zebra, company and the surroundings within the Lorax, and ethical personality in How the Grinch Stole Christmas, between many others. somebody who loves Dr. Seuss or is drawn to philosophy will locate this booklet to be exciting and enlightening.
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