Nicholas Joll, philosopher

*Philosophy and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy* [book]

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‘[A] very readable and mind-expanding collection – The Guardian, 8/9/2012

List of contributors to the book

News

My essay ‘The Finest and the Third Worst: Aesthetics and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ has been published on the fine blog interestingliterature.com. (If you are using the Chrome browser, the text on that blog may not look good. If so, you could use another browser to view the material. I can report that in Internet Explorer it looks well.)

Julian Baggini on the World Service’s Newshour programme (via BBC Listen Again) on Hitchhiker’s and how it is philosophical. That material starts 47 minutes through.

The slides from my Hitchhiker’s Towel Day talk (at Cambridge Central Library, May 25th 2013).

Radio interview from 12/09/2012: me talking about the Hitchhiker book with Sean Moncrieff (a philosophy graduate!) on Newstalk Ireland.

Reviews

Try and Buy

Buy the Hitchhiker book (in handsome paperback or rather nice e-book) from:

Excerpts (try before you buy!)

    1. the book’s front matter (PDF file) including the preface and the contents pages (the latter being separately available as a JPG) (and this whole bundle is the one available via the ‘send to’ link in the sidebar on the right of this page) ©
    2. part of the Introduction (PDF) ©
    3. the book’s index of ‘philosophers, sages, luminaries, and other thinking persons’ (webpage) ©
    4. a larger image of the cover (in a PDF) ©

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Written by Nicholas Joll

July 23, 2012 at 3:01 PM

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