If it is well known that Tolkien is essentially a philologist, in fact, it is also true that inside his works, both literary and philological, there are plenty of truly authentic philosophical themes to be found, such as Power, Evil, Death and Deathlessness, Paganism, Christianity, and the relationship of the latter to the former themes, Time and Memory, Technology and Nature, the origin of Myth and Language, and many more.
Moreover the authors of this book have read almost all books on the subject, and even as far as meetings and conventions are concerned, we can say that this book is the very first to be entirely dedicated to the theme of Tolkien and Philosophy.
The book is the result of the congress on Tolkien and Philosophy, held in Modena in May 2010, thanks the joined effort of Istituto Filosofico di Studi Tomistici and Associazione Romana di Studi Tolkieniani.
This book has the same level of quality that you can expect of all editions released by Walking Tree Publishers and as usual the cover illustration, "The Phial of Galadriel", is by Anke Eißmann. It is a very interesting read and together with the amazing bibliography the first source when it goes about Tolkien and Philosophy.
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