I Watch, Therefore I Am: From Socrates to Sartre, the Great Mysteries of Life as Explained Through Howdy Doody, Marcia Brady, Homer Simpson, Do PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Peter Archer

I Watch, Therefore I Am: From Socrates to Sartre, the Great Mysteries of Life as Explained Through Howdy Doody, Marcia Brady, Homer Simpson, Do

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Publication date: June 2011
ISBN: 9781440527357
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Let Gilligan's Island teach you about situational ethics. Learn about epistemology from The Brady Bunch. Explore Aristotle's Poetics by watching 24. Television has grappled with a wide range of philosophical conundrums. According to the networks, it's the ultimate source of all knowledge in the universe! So why not look to the small screen for answers to all of humanity's dilemmas? There's not a single issue discussed by the great thinkers of the past that hasn't been hashed out between commercials in shows like Mad Men and Leave It to Beaver. So fix yourself a snack, settle into the couch, grab the remote . . . and prepare to be enlightened.
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It wasn't as funny as I expected

I expected this book to be more entertaining than informative, but I actually learned quite a lot! The glossary of who's who was quite useful but I sometimes felt the need to explain the philosophies through television was a little superfluous and sometimes tenuous. I think to have done this concept justice it would have been better to have a book that explored a certain philosophy via a particular television programme, to be able to set up an adequate discussion about how it is applied in pop-culture. Instead it comes across as a bit of an airy fairy couch potato guide to something academic which unless it is going to be roll around funny, just doesn't need to be done. It had a touch of philosophy professor 'making it relevant for the kids with anecdotes' overload about it. Still informative, though.
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