Pooh and the Philosophers
|Pooh and the Philosophers|
|Author||John Tyerman Williams|
Pooh and the Philosophers is a novel by John Tyerman Williams, published by Dutton, 1996, using A. A. Milne's character Winnie-the-Pooh and a part of the "Wisdom of Pooh" series. It is not a fictional story like many of the Pooh novels but tells of how all of Western philosophy from the last 3000 years is the long preparation for Winnie the Pooh. The book is both humorous and intellectual whether the author intended it to be or not.
The first chapter, entitled "What this book is about" the author explains how philosophy fits into Pooh. Then, throughout the rest of the book Williams explains a number of philosophical theories using many different Pooh quotations such as René Descartes's "I think therefore I am" and takes them down to a very simple level.