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The Sopranos And Philosophy

Author : Richard Greene
ISBN : 9780812698084
Genre : Philosophy
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This collection of essays by philosophers who are also fans does a deep probe of the Sopranos, analyzing the adventures and personalities of Tony, Carmella, Livia, and the rest of television's most irresistible mafia family for their metaphysical, epistemological, value theory, eastern philosophical, and contemporary postmodern possibilities. No prior philosophical qualificationsor mob connections are required to enjoy these musings, which are presented with the same vibrancy and wit that have made the show such a hit.
Category: Philosophy

The Philosopher S Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015079668045
Genre : Philosophy
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Vols. for 1969- include a section of abstracts.
Category: Philosophy

The Philosophy Of Tv Noir

Author : Steven Sanders
ISBN : 9780813181561
Genre : Performing Arts
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Film noir reflects the fatalistic themes and visual style of hard-boiled novelists and many émigré filmmakers in 1940s and 1950s America, emphasizing crime, alienation, and moral ambiguity. In The Philosophy of TV Noir, Steven M. Sanders and Aeon J. Skoble argue that the legacy of film noir classics such as The Maltese Falcon, Kiss Me Deadly, and The Big Sleep is also found in episodic television from the mid-1950s to the present. In this first-of-its-kind collection, contributors from philosophy, film studies, and literature raise fundamental questions about the human predicament, giving this unique volume its moral resonance and demonstrating why television noir deserves our attention. The introduction traces the development of TV noir and provides an overview and evaluation of the book's thirteen essays, each of which discusses an exemplary TV noir series. Realism, relativism, and integrity are discussed in essays on Dragnet, Naked City, The Fugitive, and Secret Agent. Existentialist themes of authenticity, nihilism, and the search for life's meaning are addressed in essays on Miami Vice, The Sopranos, Carnivale, and 24. The methods of crime scene investigation in The X-Files and CSI are examined, followed by an exploration of autonomy, selfhood, and interpretation in The Prisoner, Twin Peaks, The X-Files, and Millennium. With this focus on the philosophical dimensions of crime, espionage, and science fiction series, The Philosophy of TV Noir draws out the full implications of film noir and establishes TV noir as an art form in its own right.
Category: Performing Arts

The Beatles And Philosophy

Author : Michael Baur
ISBN : UOM:39015064203766
Genre : Philosophy
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"A collection of essays explores philosophical aspects of the Beatles' music, lyrics, and political acitivities. Topics addressed include: skepticism and epistemology, the philosophy of love, altered consciousness and drug culture, and Marxism and socialphilosophy"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Philosophy

Dexter And Philosophy

Author : Richard Greene
ISBN : 9780812697261
Genre : Philosophy
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What explains the huge popular following for Dexter, currently the most-watched show on cable, which sympathetically depicts a serial killer driven by a cruel compulsion to brutally slay one victim after another? Although Dexter Morgan kills only killers, he is not a vigilante animated by a sense of justice but a charming psychopath animated by a lust to kill, ritualistically and bloodily. However his gory appetite is controlled by “Harry’s Code,” which limits his victims to those who have gotten away with murder, and his job as a blood spatter expert for the Miami police department gives him the inside track on just who those legitimate targets may be. In Dexter and Philosophy, an elite team of philosophers don their rubber gloves and put Dexter’s deeds under the microscope. Since Dexter is driven to ritual murder by his “Dark Passenger,” can he be blamed for killing, especially as he only murders other murderers? Does Dexter fit the profile of the familiar fictional type of the superhero? What part does luck play in making Dexter who he is? How and why are horror and disgust turned into aesthetic pleasure for the TV viewer? How essential is Dexter’s emotional coldness to his lust for slicing people up? Are Dexter’s lies and deceptions any worse than the lies and deceptions of the non-criminals around him? Why does Dexter long to be a normal human being and why can’t he accomplish this apparently simple goal?
Category: Philosophy

The Grateful Dead And Philosophy

Author : Steven Gimbel
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123279460
Genre : Philosophy
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Twenty philosophical essays about the Grateful Dead phenomenon evaluates the bad, its lyrics, and its influence from a variety of ancient and modern perspectves to consider how it fits into broader trends of American thought. Original.
Category: Philosophy

Ipod And Philosophy

Author : D. E. Wittkower
ISBN : UOM:39015082686802
Genre : Philosophy
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"Essays examine philosophical aspects of the iPod portable audio player, focusing on its status as a cultural icon and object with many meanings"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Philosophy

Pink Floyd And Philosophy

Author : George A. Reisch
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123353844
Genre : Philosophy
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"Essays critically examine philosophical concepts and problems in the music and lyrics of the band Pink Floyd"--Provided by publisher.
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Jimmy Buffett And Philosophy

Author : Erin McKenna
ISBN : UOM:39015080831723
Genre : Music
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An examination of the philosophical aspects of Jimmy Buffett's music, presented in a series of articles that also explores the ways in which to approach philosophy from a perspective of Buffett's works, evaluates key questions about ancient and contemporary philosophers from Epicurus and Diogenes to John Dewey and Judith Butler. Original.
Category: Music

James Bond And Philosophy

Author : Jacob M. Held
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123591815
Genre : Bond, James (Fictitious character)
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Fifteen witty, thought-provoking essays discuss hidden issues in James Bond's world, from his carnal pleasures to his license to kill. Among the lively topics explored are Bond's relation to existentialism, his objectification of women, and more. A reference guide to all the Bond movies rounds out the book.
Category: Bond, James (Fictitious character)

The Tao Of Bada Bing

Author : David Chase
ISBN : 1566492785
Genre : Performing Arts
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Presents selected quotes from each episode of the Sopranos juxtaposed against quotes from the Tao Te Ching.
Category: Performing Arts

Film And The Emotions

Author : Peter A. French
ISBN : UOM:39076002891138
Genre : Emotions in motion pictures
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Category: Emotions in motion pictures

A Community Of Inquiry

Author : Patrick Kiaran Dooley
ISBN : UOM:39015074223549
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Examines the connections between American philosophy and literature. This title includes discussion of subjects ranging from Stephen Crane's metaphysics to business ethics in William Dean Howells, pragmatic religion in Willa Cather and Harold Frederic, John Steinbeck's philosophy of work, and Norman Maclean's philosophy of community.
Category: Literary Criticism

Everything I Know I Learned From Tv

Author : Mark Rowlands
ISBN : STANFORD:36105121585363
Genre : Performing Arts
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Argues that philosophy hasn't died in our modern cultureless culture; it has merely relocated. Looks at 8 American TV shows, all broadcast in Australia.
Category: Performing Arts

The Philosophy Of Martin Scorsese

Author : Mark T. Conard
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124175105
Genre : Performing Arts
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In The Philosophy of Martin Scorsese, an impressive cast of contributors explores the complex themes and philosophical underpinnings of Martin Scorsese's films. One of the most significant filmmakers in the history of American cinema, Scorsese is the creative force behind films such as GoodFellas, Taxi Driver, The Last Temptation of Christ, The Aviator, and The Age of Innocence. The contributing authors use Scorsese's films as vehicles for exploration of philosophical concepts such as friendship and egoism, vigilantism, libertarianism, Buddhist ethics, desire and self-restraint, madness, the criminal mind, beatitude and unhappiness, and the absurd.
Category: Performing Arts

Quentin Tarantino And Philosophy

Author : Richard Greene
ISBN : 9780812697094
Genre : Performing Arts
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The films of Quentin Tarantino are ripe for philosophical speculation, raising compelling questions about justice and ethics, violence and aggression, the nature of causality, and the flow of time. In this witty collection of articles, no subject is too taboo for the writers to tackle. From an aesthetic meditation on the use of spraying blood in Kill Bill to the conundrum of translation and reference in Vincent and Jules' discussion about French Big Macs in Pulp Fiction, Tarantino and Philosophy shies away from nothing. Is The Bride a heroic figure, even though she’s motivated solely by revenge? How is Tarantino able to create a coherent story when he jumps between past, future, and present? The philosophers in this book take on those questions and more in essays as provocative as the films themselves.
Category: Performing Arts

Philosophy And The Interpretation Of Pop Culture

Author : William Irwin
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122850121
Genre : Philosophy
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Containing thirteen articles, this book makes the case to philosophers that popular culture is worthy of their attention. It considers popular art forms such as movies, television shows, comic books, children's stories, photographs, and rock songs.
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The Legend Of Zelda And Philosophy

Author : Luke Cuddy
ISBN : STANFORD:36105112178350
Genre : Philosophy
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"Chapters address philosophical aspects of the video game The Legend of Zelda and video game culture in general"--Provided by publisher.
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The Wizard Of Oz And Philosophy

Author : Randall E. Auxier
ISBN : UOM:39015082760755
Genre : Philosophy
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"Essays explore philosophical themes in the Wizard of Oz saga, comprising the books by L. Frank Baum, the 1939 film, the novel Wicked, and related films and plays"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Philosophy