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Dexter and Philosophy, Greene Richard, Reisch George A., Robison Rachel



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Автор: Greene Richard, Reisch George A., Robison Rachel
Название:  Dexter and Philosophy
ISBN: 9780812697179
Издательство: Open Court Publishing Company
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ISBN-10: 0812697170
Обложка/Формат: Paperback
Страницы: 288
Вес: 0.446 кг.
Дата издания: 10.05.2011
Язык: English
Размер: 153 x 228 x 19
Читательская аудитория: General (us: trade)
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Поставляется из: Англии



Mr. Robot and Philosophy

Автор: Greene Richard, Robison-Greene Rachel
Название: Mr. Robot and Philosophy
ISBN: 0812699610 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812699616
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Цена: 2633 р.
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Описание: Mr. Robot has been hailed, not only as one of the most haunting and unnerving dramas ever to appear on television, but also as the first accurate popular presentation of how computer hacking and cyberterrorism actually work. Mr. Robot and Philosophy is aimed at thoughtful fans of this addictive show who will welcome the opportunity to explore Elliot Alderson's world from a philosophical perspective.
The developing story of Mr. Robot constantly raises ethical and metaphysical issues. What happens to our personal identity when it's extended into cyberspace and an array of electronic devices? Are we in control of our online lives or are we being controlled? What does our right to privacy mean in a world where millions of people can observe what we're doing and saying? Is a virtual currency true money and could it replace traditional money? Can there be healthy forms of drug addiction? Can some types of so-called mental illness be useful and beneficial?
Does it make any sense to unleash destruction upon the existing corporate economic structures, and can we expect something better to emerge from the ruins of a digital meltdown?

Girls and Philosophy

Автор: Greene Richard, Robison-Greene Rachel
Название: Girls and Philosophy
ISBN: 0812698592 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812698596
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Описание: The drama-comedy show Girls -- often under-rated by being perceived as Sex and the City for the Millennial generation -- has made TV history and provoked controversy for its pitilessly accurate portrayal of four oddly sympathetic twenty-something female characters, notable for their self-absorption, empathy deficits, and ineptitude with relationships. Among other breakthroughs, it is the first show to depict the sex act among the alienated young as nearly always awkward and unfulfilling. In Girls and Philosophy, a team of diverse yet always sensitive, empathic, and ept philosophers approach the world of Girls from a variety of angles and philosophical points of view.

Orange Is the New Black

Автор: Greene Richard, Robison-Greene Rachel
Название: Orange Is the New Black
ISBN: 0812698991 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812698992
Издательство: Неизвестно
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The Princess Bride and Philosophy: Inconceivable!

Автор: Greene Richard, Robison-Greene Rachel
Название: The Princess Bride and Philosophy: Inconceivable!
ISBN: 0812699149 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812699142
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Boardwalk Empire and Philosophy

Автор: Greene Richard, Robison-Greene Rachel
Название: Boardwalk Empire and Philosophy
ISBN: 0812698320 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812698329
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Описание: From Machiavellian city officials to big-time mobsters, corrupt beat cops, and overzealous G-men, "Boardwalk Empire" is replete with philosophically compelling characters who find themselves in philosophically interesting situations. This book is directed at thoughtful fans of the show. Here, readers discover parallels between the events in "Boardwalk Empire" and contemporary political events. Twenty philosophers address issues in political philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, feminism, and metaphysics. Is Nucky Thomson a Machiavellian prince or a Nietzschean superman? Is Jimmy`s resentment towards Nucky justified, given that Jimmy would never have come into existence had his parents not met? What can be said about the ethics of lying in the seedy world of bootlegging? Agent Van Alden`s unique religious attitudes bring a warped sense of morality to the "Boardwalk" universe. One chapter brings to light the moral character of Van Alden`s God. Other chapters explores the roles that storytelling, deception, and gender play in the show.

Orphan Black and Philosophy

Автор: Greene Richard, Robison-Greene Rachel
Название: Orphan Black and Philosophy
ISBN: 0812699203 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812699203
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Описание: In Orphan Black, several apparently unconnected women discover that they are exact physical doubles -- they're illegally produced clones, and someone is having them killed. Law enforcement is powerless to help. The clones are forced to form their own Clone Club to defend themselves.
Orphan Black raises philosophical issues, as well as ethical and policy questions. What makes a person unique? Should we have a say in whether we're cloned? Is it immoral to generate clones with built-in defects? What does the behavior of the Clone Club tell us about the nature-nurture debate? Is it relevant that most are heterosexual, one is a lesbian, and one is a transgendered male?
Orphan Black shows us problems of biotechnology that will soon be everyday issues. What kind of a future faces us when human clones are commonplace? Will groups of clones have a tight bond of solidarity, making them a threat to democracy? If the world is going to be taken over by an evil conspiracy, would a scientific cult like Neolution or a religious cult like the Prolethians be better? Should biotech corporations be able copyright human DNA? What rules of morality apply when you can't trust the police?

Peanuts and Philosophy

Автор: Greene Richard, Robison-Greene Rachel
Название: Peanuts and Philosophy
ISBN: 0812699483 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812699487
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Описание: In "Peanuts and Philosophy," twenty philosophers, from a diverse range of perspectives, look at different aspects of the "Peanuts" canon.
How can the thoughts of children, who have yet to become grown-up, help us to become more grown up ourselves? Do we get good results from believing in something like the Great Pumpkin, even though we re disappointed every time? What can Linus s reactions to the leukemia of his friend Janice tell us about the stages of grief? Why don t we settle what s right and what s wrong by the simple method of asking Lucy? Is true happiness attainable without a warm puppy? Do some people s kites have a natural affinity for trees? Is Sally an anarchist, a nihilist, or just a contrarian? Does Linus s reliance on his blanket help him or hurt him? Is Charlie Brown s philosophy of life pathetic or inspirational?
Other topics include: how the way children think carries general lessons about transcending our limitations; the Utopian quest as illustrated by Charlie s devotion to the Little Red-Haired Girl; Snoopy s Red Baron and history as selective memory; the Head Beagle as Big Brother. And, as we would expect, Lucy s repeated cruel removal of Charlie's football has several philosophical applications.
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Twin Peaks and Philosophy: That`s Damn Fine Philosophy!

Автор: Greene Richard, Robison-Greene Rachel
Название: Twin Peaks and Philosophy: That`s Damn Fine Philosophy!
ISBN: 0812699815 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812699814
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Описание: 2017 saw the return of the weird and haunting TV show Twin Peaks, with most of the orginal cast. This book finally answers that puzzling question: What is Twin Peaks really about? The show is about madness, sanity, the borderline between them, and the necessity of some madness to make sense of sanity. It is about the imagination run wild, moving from metaphysics to pataphysics - the discipline invented by Alfred Jarry, which probes the assumption that anything can happen and discovers the laws governing events which constitute exceptions to all laws.

American Horror Story and Philosophy

Автор: Greene Richard, Robison-Greene Rachel
Название: American Horror Story and Philosophy
ISBN: 0812699726 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812699722
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Описание: Deep thinkers plumb the chilling depths of American horror

The Handmaid`s Tale and Philosophy

Автор: Robison-Greene Rachel
Название: The Handmaid`s Tale and Philosophy
ISBN: 0812699920 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780812699920
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Описание: In The Handmaid's Tale and Philosophy, philosophers give their insights into the blockbuster best-selling novel and record-breaking TV series, The Handmaid's Tale. The story involves a future breakaway state in New England, beset by environmental disaster and a plummeting birth rate, in which the few remaining fertile women are conscripted to have sex and bear children to the most powerful men, all justified and rationalized by religious fundamentalism.

Among the questions raised by this riveting and harrowing story:

The Handmaid's Tale displays the connection between sex and power. What light does this story shed on sex and power in our own society?

● The divinity of the feminine is associated with the female capacity to give birth. Is this association inherently exploitative?

● In the story, the revolution rapidly rebranded people by changing their names and placing them into functional groups with specific titles. How important is change in language to the suppression of individual freedom?

The Handmaid's Tale sees everything through the eyes of one character. How is it possible to construct a self and an identity at odds with the definition which the culture attempts to impose?

● In oppressive societies, even the most oppressed do show some freedom of choice. What is the limit of autonomy in a repressive society ruled by a fanatical ideology?

● Our present ethics of sex relies heavily on the notion of consent, but in the world of The Handmaid's Tale there is little scope for consent. How is the power of consent constricted by the broader social conditions?

● The feminist idea of Care Ethics can be used to critique various gender relationships. How does Care Ethics evaluate our own society and the society depicted in The Handmaid's Tale?

● The society portrayed in the story is marked by fierce religiosity, yet the Christian God presumably disapproves of its brutal exploitation and oppression. What is the relation between a loving Deity and the literal interpretation of scriptural passages?

● Among many dystopian stories, what makes The Handmaid's Tale particularly memorable, and what purpose is served by the contemplation of imaginary dystopias?

● Suicide is common in The Handmaid's Tale, and contemplating the possibility of suicide is even more common. Can life be worth living if the political and religious structure is thoroughly malign?

● Beneath the theocratic preaching, there is the practical suggestion that everything is being arranged for the good of society and therefore of everyone. Who gets to decide and enforce what is in society's best interests?


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