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Download Arrested Development and Philosophy: They've Made a Huge by J. Jeremy Wisnewski, Kristopher G. Phillips PDF

By J. Jeremy Wisnewski, Kristopher G. Phillips

A sensible philosophical examine the cult hit tv convey, Arrested Development

Arrested improvement earned six Emmy awards, a Golden Globe award, severe acclaim, and a devoted cult following--and then it used to be canceled. thankfully, this ebook steps into the void left by way of the show's untimely loss of life by means of exploring the attention-grabbing philosophical concerns on the center of the quirky Bluths and their comedian exploits. no matter if it's reflecting on Gob's self-deception or digging into Tobias's double entendres, you'll watch your favourite scenes and episodes of the exhibit in an entire new way.
Takes an pleasing examine the philosophical principles and tensions within the show's plots and themes
provides new insights concerning the Bluth kin and different characters: Is George Michael's overwhelm on his cousin unnatural? Is it immoral for Lindsay to lie approximately stealing outfits to conceal the truth that she has a task? Are the photographs fairly of bunkers or balls?
enables you to sound super-smart as you rattle off the names of serious philosophers like Sartre and Aristotle to provide an explanation for key characters and episodes of the show

choked with thought-provoking insights, Arrested improvement and Philosophy is vital analyzing for a person who desires to be aware of extra approximately their past due, lamented television convey. And it'll hold you entertained till the long-awaited Arrested improvement motion picture eventually comes out. (Whenever that is.)

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Download Radiohead and Philosophy (Popular Culture and Philosophy) by Brandon W. Forbes, George A. Reisch PDF

By Brandon W. Forbes, George A. Reisch

On the grounds that their step forward hit "Creep" in 1993, Radiohead has persisted to make waves all through well known and political tradition with its perspectives concerning the Bush presidency (its 2003 album used to be titled Hail to the Thief), its anti-corporatism, its pioneering efforts to provide ecologically sound street excursions, and, so much of all, its choice in 2007 to promote its newest album, In Rainbows, on-line with a arguable "pay-what-you-want" expense. Radiohead and Philosophy bargains clean how one can have fun with the lyrics, track, and conceptual floor of this hugely leading edge band. The chapters during this e-book clarify how Radiohead’s song connects on to the philosophical phenomenology of thinkers like Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Martin Heidegger, the existentialism of Albert Camus and Jean Paul Sartre, and the philosophical politics of Karl Marx, Jean Baudrillard, and Noam Chomsky. enthusiasts and critics understand that Radiohead is "the merely band that matters" at the scene at the present time — Radiohead and Philosophy indicates why.

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Download SpongeBob SquarePants and Philosophy: Soaking Up Secrets by Joseph J. Foy PDF

By Joseph J. Foy

SpongeBob SquarePants and Philosophy is designed to introduce enthusiasts of SpongeBob SquarePants to a few of the nice thinkers and questions in philosophy. The essays might be shared by means of old and young alike, kindling new curiosity in philosophy and life’s colossal questions. What retains SpongeBob "reeling in" significant audiences each day is that beneath the lighthearted and eccentric external are the seeds of long-standing and demanding philosophical discussions approximately id and the self, our responsibilities towards others, merits and tensions of the person in group, ideas of and environmental ethics, and questions of simply how precisely Jack Kahuna Laguna can construct a fireplace on the backside of the sea. (Okay, so probably we don’t have a solution for that final one, yet probably if you happen to investigate that fireside lengthy adequate the reply might be revealed.)

The publication starts with a piece exploration of the foremost characters of the sequence. to start, Nicole Pramik makes use of the philosophies of Aristotle to illustrate why SpongeBob, greater than the other personality within the sequence, is outlined via a lifetime of overall healthiness and flourishing. In bankruptcy , Timothy Dunn offers an overview of SpongeBob’s ally, Patrick megastar, utilizing the writings of J.S. Mill to invite if the lifetime of easy pleasures most excellent to the lifetime of the brain, whereas in bankruptcy 3 Natasha Liebig makes use of the German pessimist philosophers to bare what it capability to reside the lifetime of Squidward Q. Tentacles. bankruptcy 4 makes use of the competing philosophies of Ayn Rand and Karl Marx to judge the activities of SpongeBob’s boss, Mr. Eugene Krabs, whereas in bankruptcy 5 Denise Du Vernay explains how Sandy Cheeks bargains a model of feminism that breaks down conventional assumptions approximately masculine and female id and repackages them into positive and empowering messages for adolescents. Concluding this portion of the e-book, Nicholas Michaud makes use of the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche to invite us re-examine our trust that SpongeBob and his acquaintances are someway heroic by means of giving us perception into the "will to power" held through the robust little protozoan, Plankton.

part of the ebook is devoted to exploring the neighborhood of Bikini backside, beginning with Shaun Young’s exam of Bikini backside as a illustration of varied theories of the simply nation. In bankruptcy 8, Nathan Zook seems to be into no matter if we would study whatever approximately theories of democracy and political participation from an election among SpongeBob and Squidward for “Royal Krabby,” whereas in bankruptcy 9 Adam Barkman makes use of the writings of Dante Alighieri to evaluate the monarchal rule of King Neptune. bankruptcy ten makes use of the criminal philosophies of thinkers like Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, John Rawls, and David Hume to reply to even if Mr. Krabs has the correct philosophical foundation upon which to assert somebody correct to own and take advantage of the key Krabby Patty formulation. bankruptcy 11 then takes us to the pristine Jellyfish Fields the place Greg Ahrenhoerster makes use of literary naturalism and the works of transcendentalist thinkers to envision environmental ethics and an individual’s responsibilities to shared resources.

The 3rd and ultimate part makes use of SpongeBob to discover mental and medical questions that flow round less than the ocean. In bankruptcy twelve, Katie Anderson makes use of the episode "Sleepy Time" to discover Cartesian ideas with regards to the philosophical questions that try to distinguish among goals and fact, and in bankruptcy 13 Robert Kincaid maintains the exam into philosophical matters with regards to the brain by utilizing SpongeBob, Squidward, and Patrick to narrate the theories of Sigmund Freud. bankruptcy fourteen is devoted to an creation into the philosophy of technological know-how by way of Wilson González-Espada, and Robert Vuckovich concludes the quantity with an essay on SpongeBob’s insatiable thirst for wisdom within the episode "The mystery Box."

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Download Male Myths and Icons: Masculinity in Popular Culture by Roger Horrocks PDF

By Roger Horrocks

This e-book reports many of the vital myths of masculinity in pop culture, together with the western, the horror movie, rock song and pornography. The publication starts with an overview of a few of the major theoretical matters in gender stories and cultural stories, together with identity among topic and textual content, and the controversy over the male topic place and the feminine item place in patriarchal tradition.

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Download Encyclopedia Gothica by Liisa Ladouceur PDF

By Liisa Ladouceur

A guidebook to the language of the main shadowy of subcultures, this paintings collects and defines greater than 550 Gothic phrases and words. Compiled through an acclaimed Goth journalist and poet, this compendium presents perception into the original vernacular of this attention-grabbing neighborhood, describing intimately and with black humor the style, song, and way of life in addition to sharing insider slang reminiscent of child Bat, Corp Goth, and the Gothic Two-Step. A Goth Band genealogy and crucial Goth listening, examining, and viewing strategies also are incorporated during this phantasmagorical work.

Note: nice caliber PDF, bookmarked. now not EPUB conversion.

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Download Female Action Heroes: A Guide to Women in Comics, Video by Gladys L. Knight PDF

By Gladys L. Knight

Lady motion heroes, like different fictional characters, not just show much approximately society, yet enormously impact contributors in society. it's no shock that the slow improvement and elevate within the variety of woman motion heroes coincides with societal adjustments and social pursuits, resembling feminism. neither is it a shock that features of girl motion heroes echo the innovative toughening of girls and younger ladies within the media. --Female motion Heroes: A advisor to ladies in Comics, games, movie, and tv brings to the leading edge the historic illustration of ladies and women in movie, tv, comedian books, and games. The e-book comprises profiles of 25 of the preferred woman motion heroes, prepared in alphabetical order for simple reference. every one bankruptcy contains sections at the hero's origins, her energy swimsuit, guns, skills, and the villains with whom she grapples. most importantly, every one profile deals an research of the hero's tale and her influence on well known culture.-

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Download Johnny Cash and Philosophy: The Burning Ring of Truth by John Huss, David Werther PDF

By John Huss, David Werther

Curiosity within the guy in Black has grown due to the fact his dying in 2003, with elevated checklist revenues, conceal video clips through teams like 9 Inch Nails, and the 2006 biopic Walk the Line cementing his reputation. This ebook honors money by means of analyzing the numerous philosophical concerns and ideas inside his track. From the gender confusion of “A Boy Named Sue” to the ethics of "shooting a guy simply to watch him die,” philosophers who're enthusiasts of Johnny funds discover the that means and carrying on with significance of his paintings and legacy.

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Download Media Sport Stars: Masculinities and Moralities by Garry Whannel PDF

By Garry Whannel

Media activity Stars considers how masculinity and male id are represented via photos of recreation and game stars. From the pre-radio period to contemporary professional television channels, newspaper supplementations and internet sites, Whannel strains the starting to be cultural value of recreation and sportmen, displaying how the very practices of game are nonetheless certain up with the creation of masculinities.
Through a chain of case stories of British and American sportsmen, Whannel strains the emergence of of the wearing 'hero' and 'star' , and considers the ways that the lives of recreation stars are narrated during the media. concentrating on figures like Muhammad Ali and David Beckham, whose reputation has unfold well past the realm of recreation, he indicates how turning out to be media insurance has helped produced a wearing procedure, and examines how glossy famous person addresses the problems of race and country, functionality and identification, morality and violence.
From Babe Ruth to Mike Tyson, Media activity Stars demonstrates that, in an period during which either morality and masculinity are percieved to be 'in crisis', recreation holds a significant position in modern tradition, and game stars develop into the focus for discourses of masculinity and morality.

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Download Leon Uris: A Critical Companion by Kathleen S. Cain PDF

By Kathleen S. Cain

In 11 novels written over 4 a long time, Leon Uris has chronicled the unceasing struggle of devoted members opposed to the forces of oppression, specifically fascism, communism, and imperialism. within the culture of the old novel, Uris units his paintings in periods of difficulty (World battle II, the founding of Israel, the Irish struggle for independence), supplying his plots with either political and social tensions in addition to own conflicts. Uris's subject matters comprise the indomitability of the human spirit, the facility of patriotism, and the restorative means of romantic love. via an exploration of those plots, subject matters, and characters, this learn acknowledges Leon Uris as a author whose exam of excellent and evil within the context of up to date background increases vital concerns that experience faced us all.

This examine is the 1st full-length exam of the paintings of Leon Uris. Following a biographical bankruptcy that discusses his paintings in gentle of his own historical past, the examine devotes a bankruptcy to his position within the culture of the ancient and political novel. each one of Uris's novels is mentioned in a person bankruptcy: conflict Cry (1953), The offended Hills (1955), Exodus (1958), Mila 18 (1961), Armageddon: a singular of Berlin (1963), Topaz (1967), QB VII (1970), Trinity (1976) and Redemption (1995), The Haj (1984), and Mitla go (1988). every one novel is analyzed for plot constitution, characterization, and thematic parts. additionally, Cain defines and applies another serious viewpoint from which to learn each one novel. a whole bibliography of Uris's writing, in addition to an inventory of secondary assets and significant experiences of his paintings completes the study.

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Download Mel Gibson's Passion and Philosophy: The Cross, the by Jorge J. E. Gracia PDF

By Jorge J. E. Gracia

Mel Gibson's the eagerness of the Christ has develop into some of the most arguable movies ever made, and it really is already a blockbuster of cinematography. Its defenders passionately regard it as probably the most relocating and influential items of spiritual paintings ever created. yet its detractors argue with related vehemence that the violence and gore it includes, its alleged anti-Semitism, a specific tackle the Christian message, and the inability of historic and Biblical accuracy, make it not anything greater than one of those political propaganda. Father Thomas Rosica hailed as one of many nice masterpieces of non secular paintings, however the secular humanist Paul Kurtz thinks of it as a political weapon within the fingers of the non secular correct. movie critics are divided of their judgment, giving the movie wherever from no stars to 5 stars. despite what one thinks of the movie, in spite of the fact that, its effect either own and social is past query.

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