Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker Galaxy

Our third session in year two of the series focuses on Douglas Adam’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy series, which he called a “trilogy in five parts.”  We will be discussing the narrative world he created in that series, and several of the key philosophical themes featured in those works.

The talk took place Thursday, March 9 at the Brookfield Public Library.  Here is the videorecording of the talk:

The philosophical themes I focused upon during the talk were:

  • the nature of comedy
  • the meaning of life
  • a galaxy that doesn’t quite make sense
  • the guide within the galaxy
  • mucking up the time-streams

I’ll be building this page out more fully in the coming weeks.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide Series


For those who would like to purchase or otherwise acquire the books, here are some Amazon links to them.

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