The Princess Bride and Philosophy: Inconceivable! (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

3.53 avg rating
( 19 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780812699142: The Princess Bride and Philosophy: Inconceivable! (Popular Culture and Philosophy)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The Princess Bride is the 1987 satirical adventure movie that had to wait for the Internet and DVDs to become the most quoted of all cult classics. The Princess Bride and Philosophy is for all those who have wondered about the true meaning of Inconceivable!,” why the name Roberts” uniquely inspires fear, and whether it’s a miracle to restore life to someone who is dead, but not completely dead.

The Princess Bride is filled with beliefs that go beyond the evidence, and philosophy can help us to decide when such beliefs can be justified.

Westley, Buttercup, Prince Humperdinck, Inigo Montoya, the giant Fezzik, and the Sicilian Vizzini keep on reappearing in these pages as examples of philosophical ideas. Is it right for Montoya to kill the six-fingered man, even though there is no money in the revenge business? What’s the best way to deceive someone who knows you’re trying to deceive him? Are good manners a kind of moral virtue? Could the actions of the masked man in black truly be inconceivable even though real? What does ethics have to say about Miracle Max’s pricing policy? How many shades of meaning can be conveyed by As You Wish”?

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Richard Greene is a professor of philosophy at Weber State University in Utah. He is the co-editor of many volumes in the Popular Culture and Philosophy series, the most recent being Girls and Philosophy.

Rachel Robison-Greene is the co-editor of Dexter and Philosophy and The Golden Compass and Philosophy. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. They both live in Ogden, UT.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Richard Greene and Rachel Robison-Greene
ISBN 10: 0812699149 ISBN 13: 9780812699142
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0812699149

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Greene, Richard
Published by Pgw (2015)
ISBN 10: 0812699149 ISBN 13: 9780812699142
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Pgw, 2015. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780812699142

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.05
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Greene, Richard & Rachel Robison-Greene
Published by Open Court (2015)
ISBN 10: 0812699149 ISBN 13: 9780812699142
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AVON HILL BOOKS
(Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Open Court, 2015. Softcover. Condition: New. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 288 pp; Popular Culture and Philosophy. Seller Inventory # 34241

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Published by Open Court
ISBN 10: 0812699149 ISBN 13: 9780812699142
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Open Court. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0812699149. Seller Inventory # Z0812699149ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Published by Open Court
ISBN 10: 0812699149 ISBN 13: 9780812699142
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Open Court. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0812699149. Seller Inventory # Z0812699149ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Published by Open Court
ISBN 10: 0812699149 ISBN 13: 9780812699142
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Open Court. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0812699149. Seller Inventory # Z0812699149ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Published by Open Court
ISBN 10: 0812699149 ISBN 13: 9780812699142
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Open Court. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0812699149. Seller Inventory # Z0812699149ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Published by Open Court
ISBN 10: 0812699149 ISBN 13: 9780812699142
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Open Court. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0812699149. Seller Inventory # Z0812699149ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Published by Open Court
ISBN 10: 0812699149 ISBN 13: 9780812699142
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Open Court. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0812699149. Seller Inventory # Z0812699149ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Published by Open Court
ISBN 10: 0812699149 ISBN 13: 9780812699142
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Open Court. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0812699149. Seller Inventory # Z0812699149ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book