Amy Schumer and Philosophy

Amy Schumer and Philosophy


  • Author : Charlene Elsby
  • Publisher : Open Court Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-10-02
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812699944


Amy Schumer and Philosophy Book Description :

Why read a book about Amy Schumer and philosophy? After all, Amy Schumer is primarily known as a comedian, though she is also an actor, writer, and producer. One reason is that it will be enlightening. Amy Schumer is one of a handful of contemporary comedians filling the role of public philosopher. To be clear, Amy herself does not claim to be offering wisdom. This volume contains seventeen fun-filled chapters. One author makes the case that Amy uses humor to encourage her audience to consider important questions, for example, she does this when she discusses the trial of Bill Cosby while evoking fond memories of The Cosby Show. She essentially asks her audience to consider whether they give priority to unconflicted entertainment over justice for rap...

Twin Peaks and Philosophy

Twin Peaks and Philosophy


  • Author : Richard Greene
  • Publisher : Open Court Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-08-07
  • Genre: Philosophy
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780812699876


Twin Peaks and Philosophy Book Description :

2017 saw the triumphant return of the weird and haunting TV show Twin Peaks, with most of the original cast, after a gap of twenty-five years. Twin Peaks and Philosophy finally answers that puzzling question: What is Twin Peaks really about? Twin Peaks is about evil in various forms, and poses the question: What’s the worst kind of evil? Can the everyday evil of humans in a small mountain town ever be as evil as the evil of alien supernatural beings? Or is the evil of non-humans actually less threatening because it’s so strange and unaccountable? And does the influence of uncanny forces somehow excuse the crimes committed by regular folks? Some Twin Peaks characters try to confine evil by sticking to their own moral code, as in the cast of Albert...

Mr  Robot and Philosophy

Mr Robot and Philosophy


  • Author : Richard Greene
  • Publisher : Open Court Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-07-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812699678


Mr Robot and Philosophy Book Description :

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’r...

The X Files and Philosophy
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The X Files and Philosophy


  • Author : Robert Arp
  • Publisher : Open Court Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-04-07
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812699708


The X Files and Philosophy Book Description :

In The X-Files and Philosophy, thirty-six fearless philosophers seek for the truth which is out there, in here, at least somewhere, or (as the postmodernists claim) nowhere. One big issue is whether the weird and unexplained happenings, including the existence of entities unknown to traditional science, might really exist. And if they did, what would be the proper way to behave towards them? Some of these entities seem to flout conventional laws of nature—but perhaps we need to allow for different, as yet undiscovered, laws. If such fabulous entities really exist, what do we owe them? And if they don’t exist, why do we imagine they do? In The X-Files, regular science is represented by Scully and usually turns out to be wrong, while open-minded cr...

American Horror Story and Philosophy

American Horror Story and Philosophy


  • Author : Richard Greene
  • Publisher : Open Court Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-12-12
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812699746


American Horror Story and Philosophy Book Description :

In American Horror Story and Philosophy, philosophers with varying backgrounds and interests explore different aspects of this popular “erotic thriller” TV show, with its enthusiastic cult following and strong critical approval. The result is a collection of intriguing and provocative thoughts on deeper questions prompted by the creepy side of the human imagination. As an “anthology show,” American Horror Story has a unique structure in the horror genre because it explores distinct subgenres of horror in each season. As a result, each season raises its own set of philosophical issues. The show’s first season, Murder House, is a traditional haunted house story. Philosophical topics expounded here include: the moral issues pertaining to featu...

The Man in the High Castle and Philosophy

The Man in the High Castle and Philosophy


  • Author : Bruce Krajewski
  • Publisher : Open Court Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-08-04
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812699685


The Man in the High Castle and Philosophy Book Description :

The Man in the High Castle is an Amazon TV show, based on the Philip K. Dick novel, about an “alternate present” (beginning in the 1960s) in which Germany and Japan won World War II, with the former Western US occupied by Japan, the former Eastern US occupied by Nazi Germany, and a small “neutral zone” between them. A theme of the story is that in this alternative world there is eager speculation, fueled by the illicit newsreel, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, about how the world would have been different if America had won the war. In The Man in the High Castle and Philosophy, twenty-two professional thinkers look at philosophical issues raised by this ongoing enterprise in “alternative history.” One question is whether it really made a prof...

Hexis

Hexis


  • Author : Charlene Elsby
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-02-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1944866523


Hexis Book Description :

I'm not relentless. "Relentless" makes it sound like there's something called "relent" and that I'm lacking it. In that sense, I'm not relentless, but perhaps I'm unrelenting. I could relent if I wanted to. But he always has to die. I mean "always" in two senses: at all times and all of the time. I can't kill him all of the time. That would take too long. But all of the times I did, I did. I'd do it again. I could relent if I wanted to, but instead I'd do it again. If he's different, then he's the same and if he's the same, he's got to go. If he were different and not the same, then there would be two things and I'd only have to kill one of them. If only I only had to kill one of him. What a life I would live, if only I only had to kill him the one t...

The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh

The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh


  • Author : R. Barton Palmer
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2011-01-28
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813139890


The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh Book Description :

Widely regarded as a turning point in American independent cinema, Steven Soderbergh's sex, lies, and videotape (1989) launched the career of its twenty-six-year-old director, whose debut film was nominated for an Academy Award and went on to win the Cannes Film Festival's top award, the Palme d'Or. The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh breaks new ground by investigating salient philosophical themes through the unique story lines and innovative approaches to filmmaking that distinguish this celebrated artist. Editors R. Barton Palmer and Steven M. Sanders have brought together leading scholars in philosophy and film studies for the first systematic analysis of Soderbergh's entire body of work, offering the first in-depth exploration of the philosophica...

Bob s Burgers Mad Libs Joke Book

Bob s Burgers Mad Libs Joke Book


  • Author : Brandon T. Snider
  • Publisher : Mad Libs
  • Release Date : 2019-03-26
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1524791881


Bob s Burgers Mad Libs Joke Book Book Description :

The cast of the Emmy Award-winning comedy, Bob's Burgers, star in their very first fill-in-the-blanks joke book. How many of Bob's famous burgers does it take to fill up a Mad Libs Joke Book? "As many as Gene can fit in his PART OF BODY!" Featuring original Bob's Burgers humor, this book contains dozens of jokes for die-hard fans. Each joke in this book contains fill-in-the-blanks, which allows for the punchline to change every single time. It's a whole new riff on a familiar formula, with plenty of room for your own silly style....

Sick in the Head
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Sick in the Head


  • Author : Judd Apatow
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-06-16
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812997583


Sick in the Head Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE A.V. CLUB • Includes new interviews! From the writer and director of Knocked Up and the producer of Freaks and Geeks comes a collection of intimate, hilarious conversations with the biggest names in comedy from the past thirty years—including Mel Brooks, Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart, Roseanne Barr, Harold Ramis, Louis C.K., Chris Rock, and Lena Dunham. Before becoming one of the most successful filmmakers in Hollywood, Judd Apatow was the original comedy nerd. At fifteen, he took a job washing dishes in a local comedy club—just so he could watch endless stand-up for free. At sixteen, he was hosting a show for his local high school radio station in Syosset, Long Island...