Philosophy and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Philosophy and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Nicholas Joll Summary

This is the "philosophy and. ." book that really needed to be written – because it is about The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. For (to paraphrase the great man himself) Hitchhiker's is not above a little philosophy in the same way that the sea is not above the sky. Moreover: this edited collection combines accessibility – and some humor – with rigor. It contains an introduction, nine chapters, a glossary, and multiple indexes. Topics covered include the meaning of life (and "42"), vegetarianism, the ethics of entertainment, artificial intelligence, multiple worlds, God, and philosophical method.

Philosophy and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Philosophy and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by N. Joll Summary

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy provides an excellent way of looking at some intriguing issues in philosophy, from vegetarianism and Artificial Intelligence to God, space and time. This is an entertaining yet thought provoking volume for students, philosophers and fans of The Hitchhiker's series.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Python

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to Python by Kenneth Reitz,Tanya Schlusser Summary

The Hitchhiker's Guide to Python takes the journeyman Pythonista to true expertise. More than any other language, Python was created with the philosophy of simplicity and parsimony. Now 25 years old, Python has become the primary or secondary language (after SQL) for many business users. With popularity comes diversity—and possibly dilution. This guide, collaboratively written by over a hundred members of the Python community, describes best practices currently used by package and application developers. Unlike other books for this audience, The Hitchhiker’s Guide is light on reusable code and heavier on design philosophy, directing the reader to excellent sources that already exist.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams Summary

Adams's beloved and enduring sci-fi/comedy classic is now available in this beautiful, clothbound, elegantly presented book, filled with never-before-published material, original scripts from the BBC radio series, and much more to please any fan.

Philosophy and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Philosophy and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by N. Joll Summary

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy provides an excellent way of looking at some intriguing issues in philosophy, from vegetarianism and Artificial Intelligence to God, space and time. This is an entertaining yet thought provoking volume for students, philosophers and fans of The Hitchhiker's series.

Life, the Universe and Everything

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Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams Summary

Adams's beloved and enduring sci-fi/comedy classic is now available in this beautiful, clothbound, elegantly presented book, filled with never-before-published material, original scripts from the BBC radio series, and much more to please any fan.

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

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So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams Summary

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish is the fourth installment in Douglas Adams' bestselling cult classic, the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 'trilogy'. There is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It's not an easy thing to do, and Arthur Dent thinks he's the only human who's been able to master this nifty little trick - until he meets Fenchurch, the woman of his dreams. Fenchurch once realised how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately, she's forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God's Final Message to His Creation, they go in search of it. And, in a dramatic break with tradition, actually find it . . . With exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by Neil Gaiman.

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

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The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams Summary

Adams's beloved and enduring sci-fi/comedy classic is now available in this beautiful, clothbound, elegantly presented book, filled with never-before-published material, original scripts from the BBC radio series, and much more to please any fan.

Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

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Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency by Douglas Adams Summary

From Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, comes a wildly inventive novel—in trade paperback for the first time—of ghosts, time travel, and one detective’s mission to save humanity from extinction. DIRK GENTLY’S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCY We solve the whole crime We find the whole person Phone today for the whole solution to your problem (Missing cats and messy divorces a specialty) Douglas Adams, the “master of wacky words and even wackier tales” (Entertainment Weekly) once again boggles the mind with a completely unbelievable story of ghosts, time travel, eccentric computer geniuses, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the end of the world, and—of course—missing cats.

The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Socialization

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The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Socialization by Connie Wanberg Summary

Thousands of employees begin new jobs each year. What can organizations and individuals do to jump start the process of learning and building connections? The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Socialization provides cutting edge reviews of the research and practice of organizational socialization as well as necessary future directions for this field.

Religion and Atheism in Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"

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Religion and Atheism in Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" by Christian Schlegel Summary

Seminar paper from the year 2003 in the subject Theology - Miscellaneous, grade: A, University of Glasgow, course: Religion and Literature, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, comment: Die Arbeit wurde im Rahmen meines Auslandssemesters in Theologie geschrieben und von meinem Schottischen Dozenten mit A bewertet und in Deutschland von meinem Englisch-Prof als ANGLISTIK-LITERATUR HAUPTSEMINAR Schein anerkannt und mit 1,7 bewertet., abstract: Douglas Adams says about himself that he is not just a confessing atheist, but rather a radical atheist. This attitude leads us to the task of this seminar paper. It will examine some of the theological and philosophical elements, which appear in the text, and how the author's personal confession influenced their use. Furthermore, as a result, we will see in how far this piece of literature can be regarded as serious criticism of religion.

The Original Hitchhiker Radio Scripts

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The Original Hitchhiker Radio Scripts by Douglas Adams Summary

Contains the complete, unedited scripts from the original BBC "Hitchhiker Radio Show," as broadcast in the U.S. on National Public Radio.

The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams Summary

In one complete volume, here are the five classic novels from Douglas Adams’s beloved Hitchhiker series. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read) Seconds before the Earth is demolished for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is saved by Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised Guide. Together they stick out their thumbs to the stars and begin a wild journey through time and space. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe The moment before annihilation at the hands of warmongers is a curious time to crave tea. It could only happen to the cosmically displaced Arthur Dent and his comrades as they hurtle across the galaxy in a desperate search for a place to eat. Life, the Universe and Everything The unhappy inhabitants of planet Krikkit are sick of looking at the night sky– so they plan to destroy it. The universe, that is. Now only five individuals can avert Armageddon: mild-mannered Arthur Dent and his stalwart crew. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish Back on Earth, Arthur Dent is ready to believe that the past eight years were all just a figment of his stressed-out imagination. But a gift-wrapped fishbowl with a cryptic inscription thrusts him back to reality. So to speak. Mostly Harmless Just when Arthur Dent makes the terrible mistake of starting to enjoy life, all hell breaks loose. Can he save the Earth from total obliteration? Can he save the Guide from a hostile alien takeover? Can he save his daughter from herself? Includes the bonus story “Young Zaphod Plays It Safe” “With droll wit, a keen eye for detail and heavy doses of insight . . . Adams makes us laugh until we cry.”—San Diego Union-Tribune “Lively, sharply satirical, brilliantly written . . . ranks with the best set pieces in Mark Twain.”—The Atlantic

The Anthology at the End of the Universe

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The Anthology at the End of the Universe by Glenn Yeffeth Summary

A selection of essays dealing with every aspect of one of the most beloved science fiction series of all time contains work from some of the genre's greats, including Cory Doctorow, Stephen Baxter, and Lawrence Watt-Evans, and covers topics as varied as Vogon poetry to the idea of the Internet becoming a real-life Guide. Original.

Don't Panic

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Don't Panic by Neil Gaiman Summary

The #1 New York Times–bestselling author’s “hilarious . . . idiosyncratic . . . delightful” and definitive companion to a global phenomenon (Publishers Weekly). Douglas Adams’s “six-part trilogy,” The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy grew from a blip of a notion into an ever-expanding multimedia universe that amassed an unprecedented cult of followers and became an international sensation. As a young journalist, Neil Gaiman was given complete access to Adams’s life, times, gossip, unpublished outtakes, and files (and became privy to his writing process, insecurities, disillusionments, challenges, and triumphs). The resulting volume illuminates the unique, funny, dramatic, and improbable chronicle of an idea, an incredibly tall man, and a mind-boggling success story. In Don’t Panic, Gaiman celebrates everything Hitchhiker: the original radio play, the books, comics, video and computer games, films, television series, record albums, stage musicals, one-man shows, the Great One himself, and towels. And as Douglas Adams himself attested: “It’s all absolutely devastatingly true—except the bits that are lies.” Updated several times in the thirty years since its original publication, Don’t Panic is available for the first time in digital form. Part biography, part tell-all parody, part pop-culture history, part guide to a guide, Don’t Panic “deserves as much cult success as the Hitchhiker’s books themselves” (Time Out).

The Cosmopolitan Tradition

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The Cosmopolitan Tradition by Martha C. Nussbaum Summary

The cosmopolitan political tradition defines people not according to nationality, family, or class but as equally worthy citizens of the world. Martha Nussbaum pursues this “noble but flawed” vision, confronting its inherent tensions over material distribution, differential abilities, and the ideological conflicts inherent to pluralistic societies.

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

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Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig Summary

Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. This 25th Anniversary Quill Edition features a new introduction by the author; important typographical changes; and a Reader's Guide that includes discussion topics, an interview with the author, and letters and documents detailing how this extraordinary book came to be. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live. The narrator's relationship with his son leads to a powerful self-reckoning; the craft of motorcycle maintenance leads to an austerely beautiful process for reconciling science, religion, and humanism. Resonant with the confusions of existence, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a touching and transcendent book of life.

A Spiritual Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe

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A Spiritual Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe by Paul Rademacher Summary

"A memoir and meditation book that explores the many paths of enlightenment available to those looking beyond today's churches, temples, and synagogues"--Provided by publisher.