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Television Program Master Index

Author : Charles V. Dintrone
ISBN : 9780786472451
Genre : Performing Arts
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This work indexes books, dissertations and journal articles that mention television shows. Memoirs, autobiographies, biographies, and some popular works meant for fans are also indexed. The major focus is on service to researchers in the history of television. Listings are keyed to an annotated bibliography. Appendices include a list of websites; an index of groups or classes of people on television; and a list of programs by genre. Changes from the second edition include more than 300 new shows, airing on a wider variety of networks; 2000-plus references (more than double the second edition); and a large increase in scholarly articles. The book provides access to materials on almost 2300 shows, including groundbreaking ones like All in the Family (almost 200 entries); cult favorites like Buffy: The Vampire Slayer (200-plus entries); and a classic franchise, Star Trek (more than 400 entries for all the shows). The shows covered range from the late 1940s to 2010 (The Walking Dead). References range from 1956 to 2013.

Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture

Author : William Irwin
ISBN : 9781444390988
Genre : Philosophy
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What can South Park tell us about Socrates and the nature of evil? How does The Office help us to understand Sartre and existentialist ethics? Can Battlestar Galactica shed light on the existence of God? Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture uses popular culture to illustrate important philosophical concepts and the work of the major philosophers With examples from film, television, and music including South Park, The Matrix , X-Men, Batman, Harry Potter, Metallica and Lost, even the most abstract and complex philosophical ideas become easier to grasp Features key essays from across the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, as well as helpful editorial material and a glossary of philosophical terms From metaphysics to epistemology; from ethics to the meaning of life, this unique introduction makes philosophy as engaging as popular culture itself Supplementary website available with teaching guides, sample materials and links to further resources at www.pop-philosophy.org

Ender S Game And Philosophy

Author : Kevin S. Decker
ISBN : 9781118386576
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Explores philosophical questions raised by the well-known novel about young geniuses who are trained to fight a race of invading aliens, covering such issues as the morality of war, the meaning of freedom, and the misuses of power.

Lego And Philosophy

Author : William Irwin
ISBN : 9781119193975
Genre : Philosophy
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LEGO and Creativity -- LEGO, Ethics, and Rules -- LEGO and Identity -- LEGO, Consumption, and Culture -- LEGO, Metaphysics, and Math

Bioshock And Philosophy

Author : Luke Cuddy
ISBN : 9781118915882
Genre : Philosophy
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Considered a sign of the ‘coming of age’ of video gamesas an artistic medium, the award-winning BioShock franchise coversvast philosophical ground. BioShock and Philosophy: IrrationalGame, Rational Book presents expert reflections byphilosophers (and Bioshock connoisseurs) on this criticallyacclaimed and immersive fan-favorite. Reveals the philosophical questions raised through the artisticcomplexity, compelling characters and absorbing plots of thisground-breaking first-person shooter (FPS) Explores what BioShock teaches the gamer about gaming,and the aesthetics of video game storytelling Addresses a wide array of topics including Marxism, propaganda,human enhancement technologies, political decision-making, freewill, morality, feminism, transworld individuality, and vendingmachines in the dystopian society of Rapture Considers visionary game developer Ken Levine’s depictionof Ayn Rand’s philosophy, as well as the theories ofAristotle, de Beauvoir, Dewey, Leibniz, Marx, Plato, and othersfrom the Hall of Philosophical Heroes

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