By Jacob M. Held
Due to the fact Theodore Geisel released his first children's e-book in 1937 below the pseudonym Dr. Seuss, teenagers and adults alike were captivated by means of the captivating and laconic stories of whimsical characters and resourceful worlds. yet Dr. Seuss' tales are greater than simply catchy poems; they generally combat with critical philosophical and ethical dilemmas, if it is Horton learning 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 existence in Oh the locations You'll move, the character of data in McElligot's Pool, Postmodernity in On past Zebra, enterprise 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 attracted to philosophy will locate this e-book to be exciting and enlightening.
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11 In order to redeem this life we must get past pessimism. We must overcome the view that life is to be cured in favor of the notion that it is to be celebrated. We can’t change what life is, but we can change how we react to and interpret it. ) Instead of renouncing life and becoming ascetics, instead of quieting our wills and giving in to the unrelenting pain of life, and instead of resigning ourselves to the inevitable pitfalls of life and just bearing through it, Nietzsche advocates self-creation and affirmation.
Trouble). The child has a choice to make: Should he follow the doorman and endure another treacherous journey to another supposedly problem-free town? The message is clear, there is no Solla Sollew, and there is no Boola Boo Ball. There is no place on earth or in Seussdom where you can go and escape your problems. Suffering is a fact of human existence; running is no use. There’s no where you can go to avoid the inevitable pitfalls of life. So if you can’t run away or otherwise remove all the problems from your life and you want to redeem your existence in the face of this intractable pain, what do you do?
The remainder of this chapter can’t fix that. I can’t provide a comprehensive account of Nietzsche’s philosophy. What I can do is provide a window into how he saw the world and how his perspective is an answer to Schopenhauer’s pessimism. Nietzsche approaches philosophy like an artist approaches a canvas. His task is to paint a picture of life that is affirmative; a yes-saying in opposition to the asceticism, life denial of nay-saying pessimists like Schopenhauer. And in this regard his vision finds voice in Dr.
Dr. Seuss and Philosophy: Oh, the Thinks You Can Think! by Jacob M. Held