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First American edition.
212 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
What this book is about -- Pooh and ancient Greece -- Pooh and the seventeenth-century rationalists -- Pooh and the British empiricist tradition -- Later developments of the empiricist tradition -- Pooh and the German philosophers: Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche -- Pooh and existentialism -- Tailpiece (not Eeyore's).
In this splendidly preposterous volume, John Tyerman Williams sets out to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that the whole of Western philosophy - from the ancient Greeks to the existentialists of this century - may be found in the works of A. A. Milne. Williams shows how Pooh - referred to here as "the Great Bear" - explains and illuminates the most profound ideas of the great thinkers, from Aristotle and Plato to Sartre and Camus.