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

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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? W...

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    Dean A. Kowalski is an associate professor of philosophy at University of Wisconsin-Waukesha and the author of five books, most recently Moral Theory at the Movies and The Philosophy of Joss Whedon.

    William Irwin is a professor of philosophy at King's College. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the bestselling The Simpsons and Philosophy and has overseen recent titles including House and Philosophy, Batman and Philosophy, and Inception and Philosophy.

    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."

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    ISBN 9781118074558
    Genre PHILOSOPHY / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 278
    Publisher Date 2012-05-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons Inc
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.86 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Rock, Paper, Scissors, Aristotle, Locke
    Series Name Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture
    Series Volume Number 44
    Audience General/trade

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