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By Jerry L. Walls, Gregory Bassham

The Chronicles of Narnia sequence has entertained thousands of readers, either youngsters and adults, because the visual appeal of the 1st ebook in 1950. right here, students flip the lens of philosophy on those undying stories. Engagingly written for a lay viewers, those essays think of a wealth of themes founded at the moral, non secular, mythic, and ethical resonances within the adventures of Aslan, the Pevensie kids, and the remainder of the colourful forged.

• Do the mind-blowing occasions in Narnia provide readers a simplistic view of human selection and choice making?
• Does Aslan supply an answer to the matter of evil?
• What does the nature of Susan inform readers approximately Lewis's view of gender?
• How does Lewis tackle the Nietzschean “master morality" embraced by means of many of the villains of the Chronicles?

With those and a variety of different questions, this provocative booklet takes a clean view of the area of Narnia and expands readers' adventure of it.

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Hume argues that one is never justified in accepting the report of a miracle. Although there are obvious parallels between purported miracles and Lucy’s testimony, I’ve not included a discussion of Hume in this essay because it is essential to his argument that a miracle is a violation of a law of nature. But Lucy makes no claim to have experienced a literal miracle. For all she is claiming, her adventure in Narnia has an explanation that is perfectly in keeping with natural laws. narnia & philosophy 2012_narnia & philosophy 2/13/12 10:50 AM Page 30 30 Thomas D.

P. 58. , p. 59. ”5 Her point is that virtuous seekers of truth will not seek to understand things merely as a means to accomplish further goals. Rather, they will value an accurate understanding of the world as an end in itself. Importantly, a search for truth is not the same thing as the attempt to ensure that one never holds any false beliefs. Some philosophers have made this mistake. K. ” The misguided attempt to avoid at all costs holding any false beliefs was the downfall of the renegade dwarfs in The Last Battle.

When the newly-created Talking Animals begin to speak, the human witnesses are amazed to find that they can understand them. Everyone, that is, except Uncle Andrew. All he can hear is barkings, howlings, and the like (MN, Chapter 10, p. 75). But why? Why wasn’t Uncle Andrew able to understand like everyone else? This is the sort of question asked by virtue epistemologists. And as we shall see, virtue epistemology can shed a great deal of light on the puzzle before us. But before looking at the insights that virtue epistemology can bring us, let’s get clear on what virtue epistemology is.

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