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Product Description: A smart philosophical look at the cult hit television show Arrested Development.... Arrested Development earned six Emmy awards, a Golden Globe award, critical acclaim, and a loyal cult following—and then it was canceled. Fortunately, this book steps into the void left by the show's premature demise by exploring the fascinating philosophical issues at the heart of the quirky Bluths and their comic exploits...read more
By Gabrielle De Cuir (narrator), William Irwin (editor), Kristopher G. Phillips (editor) and Stefan Rudnicki (narrator)

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9781522697336 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, July 26, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: A smart philosophical look at the cult hit television show Arrested Development.

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Product Description: Don Jenkins wants a divorce from the United States. He’s tired of a government that can't balance its budget but thinks it can dictate how much soda he should drink. Combining political intrigue and political theory, Free Dakota explores the new possibilities when Don follows the call of a charismatic diner owner who promises a libertarian paradise on the prairie...read more

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9781785353260 | Roundfire, May 27, 2016, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Don Jenkins wants a divorce from the United States.

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Product Description: Incisive and engaging, The Free Market Existentialist proposes a new philosophy that is a synthesis of existentialism, amoralism, and libertarianism. Argues that Sartre’s existentialism fits better with capitalism than with Marxism Serves as a rallying cry for a new alternative, a minimal state funded by an equal tax Confronts the “final delusion” of metaphysical morality, and proposes that we have nothing to fear from an amoral world Begins an essential conversation for the 21st century for students, scholars, and armchair philosophers alike with clear, accessible discussions of a range of topics across philosophy including atheism, evolutionary theory, and ethics...read more

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9781119121282 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, November 2, 2015, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: Incisive and engaging, The Free Market Existentialist proposes a new philosophy that is a synthesis of existentialism, amoralism, and libertarianism.

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Product Description: 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...read more
By Luke Cuddy (editor)

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9781118915868 | Blackwell Pub, June 22, 2015, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Considered a sign of the ‘coming of age’ of video gamesas an artistic medium, the award-winning BioShock franchise coversvast philosophical ground.

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Product Description: James Cameron’s critically acclaimed movie Avatar was nominated for nine Academy Awards and received countless accolades for its breath-taking visuals and use of 3D technology. But beyond its cinematic splendour, can Avatar also offer us insights into business ethics, empathy, disability, and the relationship between mind and body? Can getting to know the Na’vi, an alien species, enlarge our vision and help us to “see” both our world and ourselves in new ways? Avatar and Philosophy is a revealing journey through the world of Pandora and the huge range of  philosophical themes raised by James Cameron’s groundbreaking film Explores philosophical issues such as religion, morality, aesthetics, empathy, identity, the relationship of mind and body, environmental and business ethics, technology, and just war theory Examines a wide range of topics from the blockbuster movie, including attitudes toward nature, our responsibilities to nonhuman species, colonialism, disability, and communitarian ethics Written by an esteemed group of philosophers who are avid fans of Avatar themselves Explains philosophical concepts in an enjoyable and accessible manner that will appeal to all levels of readers With a new trilogy of sequels now announced, this is the ideal entry point for understanding the world of Pandora for fans and newcomers alike...read more
By George A. Dunn (editor)

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9780470940310 | Blackwell Pub, October 27, 2014, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: James Cameron’s critically acclaimed movie Avatar was nominated for nine Academy Awards and received countless accolades for its breath-taking visuals and use of 3D technology.

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Product Description: Veronica Mars is a kick-ass private investigator, smart and street-wise. But what can her character tell us about larger life issues, such as knowledge and skepticism, trust and friendship, revenge, race, gender, and feminism? What makes her tick? And why is Logan such a sarcastic bad boy, anyway?Veronica Mars and Philosophy features a thought-provoking collection of essays centered on philosophical issues brought forth in Veronica Mars, the critically acclaimed neo-noir detective series set in the fictional town of Neptune, California...read more
By George A. Dunn (editor)

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9781118843703 | Blackwell Pub, June 3, 2014, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Veronica Mars is a kick-ass private investigator, smart and street-wise.

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9781118607442 | Psc edition (John Wiley & Sons Inc, September 16, 2013), cover price $17.95

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Product Description: “Brains before bullets” – ancient and modern wisdom for “mechanics and motorcycle enthusiasts” Essential reading for fans of the show, this book takes readers deeper into the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, the Teller-Morrow family, and the ethics that surround their lives and activities...read more
By George A. Dunn (editor) and Jason T. Eberl (editor)

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9781118641576 | Blackwell Pub, September 3, 2013, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: “Brains before bullets” – ancient and modern wisdom for “mechanics and motorcycle enthusiasts” Essential reading for fans of the show, this book takes readers deeper into the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, the Teller-Morrow family, and the ethics that surround their lives and activities.

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9781118572672 | Psc edition (John Wiley & Sons Inc, August 26, 2013), cover price $17.95

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Product Description: A philosophical look at heavy metal's dark masters of reality, Black Sabbath Black Sabbath is one of the world's most influential and enduring rock bands. Dubbed "the Beatles of heavy metal" by Rolling Stone, they helped to define a genre with classic songs like "Paranoid", "Iron Man", and "War Pigs", songs whose lyrics reveal hidden depth and philosophical insight...read more
By William Irwin (editor)

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9781118397596, titled "Black Sabbath & Philosophy: Mastering Reality" | John Wiley & Sons Inc, October 23, 2012, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: A philosophical look at heavy metal's dark masters of reality, Black Sabbath Black Sabbath is one of the world's most influential and enduring rock bands.

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Product Description: An engaging look at the philosophical underpinnings of Earth'sMightiest Heroes Avengers assemble! Tackling intriguing dilemmas and issues thatno single great philosopher can withstand, this powerful bookenlists the brainpower of an A-list team of history's mostprominent thinkers to explore the themes behind the action ofMarvel Comics' all-star superhero team...read more
By William Irwin (editor) and Mark D. White (editor)

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9781118074572 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, March 20, 2012, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: An engaging look at the philosophical underpinnings of Earth'sMightiest Heroes Avengers assemble!

By William Irwin (editor)

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9781118168912 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, November 15, 2011, cover price $17.95

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Product Description: The first look at the philosophical issues behind Charlaine Harris's New York Times bestsellers The Southern Vampire Mysteries and the True Blood television series Teeming with complex, mythical characters in the shape of vampires, telepaths, shapeshifters, and the like, True Blood, the popular HBO series adapted from Charlaine Harris's bestselling The Southern Vampire Mysteries, has a rich collection of themes to explore, from sex and romance to bigotry and violence to death and immortality...read more

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9781118119297 | Expanded edition (John Wiley & Sons Inc, May 17, 2011), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The first look at the philosophical issues behind Charlaine Harris's New York Times bestsellers The Southern Vampire Mysteries and the True Blood television series Teeming with complex, mythical characters in the shape of vampires, telepaths, shapeshifters, and the like, True Blood, the popular HBO series adapted from Charlaine Harris's bestselling The Southern Vampire Mysteries, has a rich collection of themes to explore, from sex and romance to bigotry and violence to death and immortality.

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9780470632833 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, June 25, 2010, cover price $17.95
9780470632857 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, June 24, 2010, cover price N/A

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Product Description: The first look at the philosophical issues behind Charlaine Harris's New York Times bestsellers The Southern Vampire Mysteries and the True Blood television series Teeming with complex, mythical characters in the shape of vampires, telepaths, shapeshifters, and the like, True Blood, the popular HBO series adapted from Charlaine Harris's bestselling The Southern Vampire Mysteries, has a rich collection of themes to explore, from sex and romance to bigotry and violence to death and immortality...read more
By Rebecca Housel (editor)

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9780470597729, titled "True Blood and Philosophy: We Wanna Think Bad Things With You" | John Wiley & Sons Inc, June 1, 2010, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: The first look at the philosophical issues behind Charlaine Harris's New York Times bestsellers The Southern Vampire Mysteries and the True Blood television series Teeming with complex, mythical characters in the shape of vampires, telepaths, shapeshifters, and the like, True Blood, the popular HBO series adapted from Charlaine Harris's bestselling The Southern Vampire Mysteries, has a rich collection of themes to explore, from sex and romance to bigotry and violence to death and immortality.

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Product Description: A look at the philosophical underpinnings of the hit TV show, Mad Men With its swirling cigarette smoke, martini lunches, skinny ties, and tight pencil skirts, Mad Men is unquestionably one of the most stylish, sexy, and irresistible shows on television...read more

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9780470603017 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, June 1, 2010, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: A look at the philosophical underpinnings of the hit TV show, Mad Men With its swirling cigarette smoke, martini lunches, skinny ties, and tight pencil skirts, Mad Men is unquestionably one of the most stylish, sexy, and irresistible shows on television.

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9780470649237 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, May 11, 2010, cover price $17.95

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Product Description: Bassham's popular text helps today's students bridge the gap between everyday culture and critical thinking. Using a proven step-by-step approach, this text covers all the basics of critical thinking in clear, reader-friendly language...read more

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9780078038310 | 5th edition (McGraw-Hill Humanities Social, September 5, 2012), cover price $215.85 | About this edition: Bassham's popular text helps today's students bridge the gap between everyday culture and critical thinking.
9780073407432 | 4th edition (McGraw-Hill Humanities Social, January 5, 2010), cover price $162.25 | also contains Critical Thinking: A Student''s Introduction | About this edition: This popular text helps today's students bridge the gap between everyday culture and critical thinking.
9780073407340 | 3 edition (McGraw-Hill Humanities Social, May 25, 2007), cover price $115.75 | About this edition: This clear, learner-friendly text helps today's students bridge the gap between everyday culture and critical thinking.
9780072979015 | 2 pck edition (McGraw-Hill Humanities Social, July 30, 2004), cover price $90.20 | About this edition: Through the use of humor, fun exercises, and a plethora of innovative and interesting selections from writers such as Dave Barry, Al Franken, J.
9780072840858 | Pck edition (McGraw-Hill Humanities Social, May 1, 2002), cover price $93.05 | About this edition: From the authors who brought you The Simpsons and Philosophy, The Matrix and Philosophy, and The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy.

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Product Description: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work...read more

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9781120127631 | Kessinger Pub Co, September 15, 2009, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original.

If you think Saddam and Satan make a kinky couple, wait till you get a load of South Park and Philosophy. Get your Big Wheels ready, because we’re going for a ride, as 22 philosophers take us down the road to understanding the big-picture issues in this small mountain town. A smart and candid look at one of television’s most subversive and controversial shows, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year Draws close parallels between the irreverent nature of South Park and the inquiring and skeptical approach of philosophy Addresses the perennial questions of the show, and the contemporary social and political issues that inspire each episode Uses familiar characters and episodes to illustrate topics such as moral relativism, freedom of expression, gay marriage, blasphemy, democracy, feminism, animal ethics, existential questions and much more makes you laugh out loud
By Robert Arp (editor)

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9781405161602 | Blackwell Pub, December 1, 2006, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: If you think Saddam and Satan make a kinky couple, wait till you get a load of South Park and Philosophy.

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9781405181532 | Blackwell Pub, February 24, 2009, cover price $21.95

Hit the lights and jump in the fire, you’re about to enter the School of Rock! Today’s lecture will be a crash course in brain surgery. This hard and fast lesson is taught by instructors who graduated from the old school—they actually paid $5.98 for The $5.98 EP. But back before these philosophy professors cut their hair, they were lieutenants in the Metal Militia. A provocative study of the ‘thinking man’s’ metal band Maps out the connections between Aristotle, Nietzsche, Marx, Kierkegaard, and Metallica, to demonstrate the band’s philosophical significance Uses themes in Metallica’s work to illuminate topics such as freedom, truth, identity, existentialism, questions of life and death, metaphysics, epistemology, the mind-body problem, morality, justice, and what we owe one another Draws on Metallica’s lyrical content, Lars Ulrich’s relationship with Napster, as well as the documentary Some Kind of Monster Serves as a guide for thinking through the work of one of the greatest rock bands of all time Compiled by the editor of Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing and The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D’oh! of Homer
By William Irwin (editor)

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9781405163484 | Blackwell Pub, April 27, 2007, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Hit the lights and jump in the fire, you’re about to enter the School of Rock!

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9781405182089 | Blackwell Pub, February 24, 2009, cover price $21.95

An unauthorized look at the philosophical issues raised by one of today's most popular television shows: House House is one of the top three television dramas on the air, pulling in more than 19 million viewers for each episode. This latest book in the popular Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series takes a deeper look at the characters and issues raised in this Emmy Award-winning medical drama, offering entertaining answers to the fascinating ethical questions viewers have about Dr. Gregory House and his medical team. Henry Jacoby (Goldsboro, NC) teaches philosophy at East Carolina University. He has published articles primarily on the philosophy of mind and was a contributor to South Park and Philosophy (978-1-4051-6160-2).
By William Irwin (editor)

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9780470316603 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, December 3, 2008, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: An unauthorized look at the philosophical issues raised by one of today's most popular television shows: House House is one of the top three television dramas on the air, pulling in more than 19 million viewers for each episode.

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9780470730218 | John Wiley & Sons Inc, May 4, 2009, cover price N/A

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Product Description: This unconventional and lighthearted introduction to the ideas of the major Western philosophers examines The Simpsons — TV’s favorite animated family. The authors look beyond the jokes, the crudeness, the attacks on society — and see a clever display of irony, social criticism, and philosophical thought...read more
By Mark T. Conard (editor), William Irwin (editor) and Aeon J. Skoble (editor)

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9780812694338 | Open Court Pub Co, April 1, 2001, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The author plumbs the depths of America's favorite animated family for insights into philosophy and society, discussing Aristotle, Marx, Camus, Sartre, and many others.

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9781435295483 | Reprint edition (Paw Prints, June 5, 2008), cover price $26.95 | About this edition: This unconventional and lighthearted introduction to the ideas of the major Western philosophers examines The Simpsons — TV’s favorite animated family.
9780613913959, titled "Simpsons And Philosophy: The D'oh! of Homer" | Turtleback Books, April 1, 2001, cover price $30.60 | About this edition: The author plumbs the depths of America's favorite animated family for insights into philosophy and society, discussing Aristotle, Marx, Camus, Sartre, and many others.

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