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The Office and Philosophy

By J. Jeremy Wisnewski
  • ISBN Code: : 1444357298
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 328
  • Category : Social Science
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Just when you thought paper couldn’t be more exciting, this book comes your way! This book—jammed full of paper—unites philosophy with one of the best shows ever: The Office. Addressing both the current American incarnation and the original British version, The Office and Philosophy brings these two wonders of civilization together for a frolic through the mundane yet curiously edifying worlds of Scranton’s Dunder-Mifflin and Slough’s Wernham-Hogg. Is Michael Scott in denial about death? Are Pam and Jim ever going to figure things out? Is David Brent an essentialist? Surprisingly, The Office can teach us about the mind, Aristotle, and humiliation. Even more surprisingly, paper companies can allow us to better understand business ethics. Don’t believe it? Open this book, and behold its beautiful paper... Join the philosophical fray as we explore the abstract world of philosophy through concrete scenes of the unexamined life in The Office. You may discover that Gareth Keenan is secretly a brilliant logician, that Dwight Schrute is better off deceiving himself, that David Brent is an example of hyperreality, and that Michael Scott is hopelessly lost (but you probably already knew that!).

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Without question, few directors have had such a powerful influence on the film industry and the moviegoing public as Steven Spielberg. Often referred to as the most successful American filmmaker of all time, Spielberg has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director six times, winning twice -- for Schindler's List in 1994 and Saving Private Ryan in 1999. Seven of his films have received the Best Picture Oscar nomination. He has brought to life some of the most popular heroes of all time, such as Indiana Jones, as well as some of the most despised villains, including Amon Goeth from Schindler's List and the killer shark from Jaws. Whatever the subject -- dinosaurs, war, extra-terrestrials, slavery, the Holocaust, or terrorism -- one clear and consistent touchstone is present in all of Spielberg's films: an interest in the human condition. In Steven Spielberg and Philosophy, Dean A. Kowalski and some of the nation's most respected philosophers investigate Spielberg's art to illuminate the nature of humanity. The book explores rich themes such as cinematic realism, fictional belief, terrorism, family ethics, consciousness, virtue and moral character, human rights, and religion in Spielberg's work. Avid moviegoers and deep thinkers will discover plenty of common ground in this collection.

Superman and Philosophy

By Mark D. White
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118589041
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 830
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Go beyond the cape and into the mind of the Man of Steel, intime for release of Zack Snyder's Man of Steel movie andSuperman's 75th anniversary He has thrilled millions for 75 years, with a legacy thattranscends national, cultural, and generational borders, but isthere more to the Man of Steel than just your average mythicsuperhero in a cape? The 20 chapters in this book present afascinating exploration of some of the deeper philosophicalquestions raised by Superman, the Last Son of Krypton and thenewest hero in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culturearsenal.

Ender's Game and Philosophy

By
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118386582
  • Total of Pages : 248
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 447
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A threat to humanity portending the end of our species lurks in thecold recesses of space. Our only hope is an eleven-year-old boy. Celebrating the long-awaited release of the movie adaptation ofOrson Scott Card’s novel about highly trained child geniusesfighting a race of invading aliens, this collection of originalessays probes key philosophical questions raised in the narrative,including the ethics of child soldiers, politics on the internet,and the morality of war and genocide. Original essays dissect the diverse philosophical questionsraised in Card’s best-selling sci-fi classic, winner of theNebula and Hugo Awards and which has been translated in 29languages Publication coincides with planned release of major motionpicture adaptation of Ender’s Game starring AsaButterfield and Harrison Ford Treats a wealth of core contemporary issues in morality andethics, including child soldiers, the best kind of education andthe use and misuse of global communications for politicalpurposes A stand-out addition to the Blackwell Philosophy and PopCulture series

Westworld and Philosophy

By James B. South,Kimberly S. Engels
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119437989
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 735
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“We can’t define consciousness because consciousness does not exist. Humans fancy that there’s something special about the way we perceive the world, and yet we live in loops as tight and as closed as the hosts do, seldom questioning our choices, content, for the most part, to be told what to do next.” —Dr. Robert Ford, Westworld Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? HBO’s Westworld, a high-concept cerebral television series which explores the emergence of artificial consciousness at a futuristic amusement park, raises numerous questions about the nature of consciousness and its bearing on the divide between authentic and artificial life. Are our choices our own? What is the relationship between the mind and the body? Why do violent delights have violent ends? Could machines ever have the moral edge over man? Does consciousness create humanity, or humanity consciousness? In Westworld and Philosophy, philosophers, filmmakers, scientists, activists, and ethicists ask the questions you’re not supposed to ask and suggest the answers you’re not supposed to know. There’s a deeper level to this game, and this book charts a course through the maze of the mind, examining how we think about humans, hosts, and the world around us on a journey toward self-actualization. Essays explore different facets of the show’s philosophical puzzles, including the nature of autonomy as well as the pursuit of liberation and free thought, while levying a critical eye at the human example as Westworld’s hosts ascend to their apotheosis in a world scarred and defined by violent acts. The perfect companion for Westworld fans who want to exit the park and bend their minds around the philosophy behind the scenes, Westworld and Philosophy will enrich the experience of the show for its viewers and shed new light on its enigmatic twists and turns.

Game of Thrones and Philosophy

By Henry Jacoby
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118206053
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 617
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An in-depth look at the philosophical issues behind HBO's Game of Thrones television series and the books that inspired it George R.R. Martin's New York Times bestselling epic fantasy book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO television show adapted from it, have earned critical acclaim and inspired fanatic devotion. This book delves into the many philosophical questions that arise in this complex, character-driven series, including: Is it right for a "good" king to usurp the throne of a "bad" one and murder his family? How far should you go to protect your family and its secrets? In a fantasy universe with medieval mores and ethics, can female characters reflect modern feminist ideals? Timed for the premiere of the second season of the HBO Game of Thrones series Gives new perspectives on the characters, storylines, and themes of Game of Thrones Draws on great philosophers from ancient Greece to modern America to explore intriguing topics such as the strange creatures of Westeros, the incestuous relationship of Jaime and Cersei Lannister, and what the kings of Westeros can show us about virtue and honor (or the lack thereof) as they play their game of thrones Essential reading for fans, Game of Thrones and Philosophy will enrich your experience of your favorite medieval fantasy series.

Spider-Man and Philosophy

By Jonathan J. Sanford
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118215753
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 140
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Untangle the complex web of philosophical dilemmas of Spidey and his world—in time for the release of The Amazing Spider-Man movie Since Stan Lee and Marvel introduced Spider-Man in Amazing Fantasy #15 in 1962, everyone’s favorite webslinger has had a long career in comics, graphic novels, cartoons, movies, and even on Broadway. In this book some of history’s most powerful philosophers help us explore the enduring questions and issues surrounding this beloved superhero: Is Peter Parker to blame for the death of his uncle? Does great power really bring great responsibility? Can Spidey champion justice and be with Mary Jane at the same time? Finding your way through this web of inquiry, you’ll discover answers to these and many other thought-provoking questions. Gives you a fresh perspective and insights on Peter Parker and Spider-Man’s story lines and ideas Examines important philosophical issues and questions, such as: What is it to live a good life? Do our particular talents come with obligations? What role should friendship play in life? Is there any meaning to life? Views Spider-Man through the lens of some of history’s most influential thinkers, from Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, and Immanuel Kant to Nietszche, William James, Ayn Rand, and Alasdair MacIntyre

Supernatural and Philosophy

By Galen A. Foresman
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1118615999
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 360
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No doubt the years hunting monsters and saving the universe havehad their toll on the Winchesters, but their toughest and mostgruesome battles are contained in this book. Think Lucifer wasdiabolically clever? Think again. No son is more waywardthan the one who squanders his intellect and academic careerpursuing questions as poignant as “Half-awesome? That’sfull-on good, right?” Gathered here for the first timesince the formation of Purgatory, a collection of research soarcane and horrific that it would make even the late, great BobbySinger blush. Supernatural and Philosophy tackles all the big ideas in thelong-running hit show Supernatural, covering thorny issuesin a fun and accessible way. Even those unfamiliar with the showwill find fascinating insights into Heaven, Hell, Angels, Demons,God, and Lucifer. A unique collection of insights into the many philosophical,religious, and paranormal topics in the hit TV show,Supernatural Accessible treatment of thorny issues for a generalaudience Written by philosophical fans of the show, for philosophicalfans of the show Those unfamiliar with the show will still find fascinatinginsights into Heaven, Hell, Angels, Demons, God, Lucifer, and Goodand Evil Contributors tackle issues ranging from the biologicalclassifications of monsters, to the epistemological problems ofghost hunting

Black Mirror and Philosophy

By David Kyle Johnson
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 111957823X
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 302
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A philosophical look at the twisted, high-tech near-future of the sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror, offering a glimpse of the darkest reflections of the human condition in digital technology Black Mirror―the Emmy-winning Netflix series that holds up a dark, digital mirror of speculative technologies to modern society—shows us a high-tech world where it is all too easy to fall victim to ever-evolving forms of social control.In Black Mirror and Philosophy, original essays written by a diverse group of scholars invite you to peer into the void and explore the philosophical, ethical, and existential dimensions of Charlie Brooker’s sinister stories. The collection reflects Black Mirror’s anthology structure by pairing a chapter with every episode in the show’s five seasons—including an interactive, choose-your-own-adventure analysis of Bandersnatch—and concludes with general essays that explore the series’ broader themes. Chapters address questions about artificial intelligence, virtual reality, surveillance, privacy, love, death, criminal behavior, and politics, including: Have we given social media too much power over our lives? Could heaven really, one day, be a place on Earth? Should criminal justice and punishment be crowdsourced? What rights should a “cookie” have? Immersive, engaging, and experimental, Black Mirror and Philosophy navigates the intellectual landscape of Brooker’s morality plays for the modern world, where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide.

Johnny Cash and Philosophy

By John Huss,David Werther
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  • Publisher : Open Court
  • Book Code : 0812697782
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 323
  • Pdf File: johnny-cash-and-philosophy.pdf

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Interest in the Man in Black has grown since his death in 2003, with increased record sales, cover videos by groups like Nine Inch Nails, and the 2006 biopic Walk the Line cementing his fame. This book honors Cash by examining the many philosophical issues and concepts within his music. From the gender confusion of “A Boy Named Sue” to the ethics of "shooting a man just to watch him die,” philosophers who are fans of Johnny Cash explore the meaning and continuing importance of his work and legacy.

The Ethics of Torture

By J. Jeremy Wisnewski,R.D. Emerick
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1441197982
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 826
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Torture has recently been the subject of some sensational headlines. As a result, there has been a huge surge in interest in the ethical implications of this contentious issue. The Ethics of Torture offers the first complete introduction to the philosophical debates surrounding torture. The book asks key questions in light of recent events such as the abuse of detainees at Abu Ghraib. What makes torture morally reprehensible? Are there any conditions under which torture is acceptable? What is it like to be tortured, and why do people engage in torture? The authors argue that the force of the most common arguments for torture (like the ticking-bomb argument) are significantly overestimated, while the wrongness of torture has been significantly underestimated-even by those who argue against it. This is the ideal introduction to the ethics of torture for students of moral philosophy or political theory. It also constitutes a significant contribution to the torture debate in its own right, presenting a unique approach to investigating this dark practice.

Mad Men and Philosophy

By James B. South,Rod Carveth
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 0470649259
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 374
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A look at the philosophical underpinnings of the hit TV show, Mad Men With its swirling cigarette smoke, martini lunches, skinny ties, and tight pencil skirts, Mad Men is unquestionably one of the most stylish, sexy, and irresistible shows on television. But the series becomes even more absorbing once you dig deeper into its portrayal of the changing social and political mores of 1960s America and explore the philosophical complexities of its key characters and themes. From Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle to John Kenneth Galbraith, Milton Friedman, and Ayn Rand, Mad Men and Philosophy brings the thinking of some of history's most powerful minds to bear on the world of Don Draper and the Sterling Cooper ad agency. You'll gain insights into a host of compelling Mad Men questions and issues, including happiness, freedom, authenticity, feminism, Don Draper's identity, and more. Takes an unprecedented look at the philosophical issues and themes behind AMC's Emmy Award-winning show, Mad Men Explores issues ranging from identity to authenticity to feminism, and more Offers new insights on your favorite Mad Men characters, themes, and storylines Mad Men and Philosophy will give Mad Men fans everywhere something new to talk about around the water cooler.

Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy

By Jason T. Eberl
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1444356577
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 865
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What’s the point of living after your world has been destroyed? This is one of many questions raised by the Sci-Fi Channel’s critically acclaimed series Battlestar Galactica. More than just an action-packed “space opera,” each episode offers a dramatic character study of the human survivors and their Cylon pursuers as they confront existential, moral, metaphysical, theological, and political crises. This volume addresses some of the key questions to which the Colonials won’t find easy answers, even when they reach Earth: Are Cylons persons? Is Baltar’s scientific worldview superior to Six’s religious faith? Can Starbuck be free if she has a special destiny? Is it ethical to cut one’s losses and leave people behind? Is collaboration with the enemy ever the right move? Is humanity a “flawed creation”? Should we share the Cylon goal of “transhumanism”? Is it really a big deal that Starbuck’s a woman?