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Irwin, William

The Big Bang Theory and Philosophy: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Aristotle, Locke

Irwin, William - The Big Bang Theory and Philosophy: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Aristotle, Locke, ebook

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A lighthearted meditation on the philosophical quandaries of the hit television show The Big Bang Theory

Ever wonder what Aristotle might say about the life Sheldon Cooper leads? Why Thomas Hobbes would applaud the roommate agreement? Who Immanuel Kant would treat with "haughty derision" for weaving "un-unravelable webs?" And—most importantly—whether Wil Wheaton is truly evil? Of course you have. Bazinga!

This book mines the deep thinking of some of history's most potent philosophical minds to explore your most pressing questions about The Big Bang Theory and its nerdy genius characters. You might find other philosophy books on science and cosmology, but only this one refers to Darth Vader Force-chokes, cloning Leonard Nimoy, and oompa-loompa-like engineers. Fo-shizzle.

  • Gives you irresistibly geek-worthy insights on your favorite Big Bang Theory characters, story lines, and ideas
  • Examines important themes involving ethics and virtue, science, semiotics, religion, and the human condition
  • Brings the thinking of some of the world's greatest philosophers to bear on The Big Bang Theory, from Aristotle and Plato to Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Simone de Beauvoir, and more

Essential reading for every Big Bang Theory fan, this book explores whether comic-book-wielding geeks can lead the good life, and whether they can know enough science to "tear the mask off nature and stare at the face of God."

Keywords: General Philosophy, big bang theory, big bang theory tv show, big bang theory television show, big bang tv show, big bang television show, leonard hofstadter, sheldon cooper, wil wheaton, jim parsons, johhny galecki, kaley cuoco, sitcoms, american sitcoms, american comedy series, american tv comedy, american television comedy, tv comedy series, television comedy series, philosophy and pop culture, blackwell philosophy and pop culture

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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series
Page amount
272 pages
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118236413
Printed ISBN
9781118074558

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