Pooh and the Philosophers - John Tyerman WilliamsMethuen, 1996, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages very gently age-tanned.
Reprint. [First: 1995] From the cover: “In this witty and elegant jeu d’esprit John Tyerman Williams sets out to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that the whole of Western philosophy — from the cosmologists of ancient Greece to Existentialism in this century — may be found in Winnie-the-Pooh and The House at Pooh Corner. He shows how the Great Bear explains and illuminates the most profound ideas of the great thinkers, from Plato and Anaximander to Hume, Kant and Heidegger. Reminding us of Nietzsche’s doctrine of the Great Recurrence, Williams throws fresh light on Pooh’s circular pursuit of the Woozle — not to mention the Empirical test of a pot of honey, right to the bottom. This entertaining and instructive excursion through previously uncharted areas of the world of Pooh will be a delight and a revelation to lovers of the Bear as well as to students of philosophy. Even Pooh’s most ardent fans may have hitherto underestimated his cosmic importance; this book will confirm, however, once and for all, what many will long have suspected: that Pooh is a Bear of Enormous Brain.”
Illustrated by Ernest H. Shepard. Size: 6¾" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 184 pages.