Investigating the trail of philosophical leads in HBO’s chilling True Detective series, an elite team of philosophers examine far-reaching riddles including human pessimism, Rust’s anti-natalism, the problem of evil, and the ‘flat circle’.
- The first book dedicated to exploring the far-reaching philosophical questions behind the darkly complex and Emmy-nominated HBO True Detective series
- Explores in a fun but insightful way the rich philosophical and existential experiences that arise from this gripping show
- Gives new perspectives on the characters in the series, its storylines, and its themes by investigating core questions such as: Why Life Rather Than Death? Cosmic Horror and Hopeful Pessimism, the Illusion of Self, Noir, Tragedy, Philosopher-Detectives, and much, much more
- Draws together an elite team of philosophers to shine new light on why this genre-expanding show has inspired such a fervently questioning fan-base
Keywords: True Detective; Paul Woodrugh; Rustin Cohle; redemption; city of Vinci; Nic Pizzolatto; nihilism; Neitzsche; antinatalism; Erroll Childress; Ani Bezzerides; Maggie Hart; Lisa Tragnetti; Ray Velcoro; Martin Hart; theodicy; ontological fallacy; mythology; mysticism; time is a flat circle; Neitzsche; HBO; Oedipus; cultural studies; film; television; popular culture; noir; detective; crime; murder mystery; existentialism, Film Studies, Popular Culture, Film Studies, Popular Culture