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

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ISBN: 9781118074558
Author(s): William Irwin
Format: Paperback
Year: 2012
Edition: 1st
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Dimensions: 163 x 228 x 21 (w x l x h)
Pages: 278
Series: The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series
Series Number: 44

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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
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