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24 and philosophy : the world according to Jack

Author: Jennifer Hart Weed; Richard Brian Davis; Ronald L Weed
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008.
Series: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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24 and philosophy is a book you just can't do without. It's all here, folks: the reason Presidents trust him; how Jack cuts through the lies and ambiguities; why he puts his life on the line for others; and how he knows which knee cap to blow out to get that all-important next lead. With the help of twenty "24 crazed" philosophers, you'll figure out what makes this guy tick, and much much more. This book is a witty,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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24 and philosophy.
Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008
(OCoLC)652448009
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Hart Weed; Richard Brian Davis; Ronald L Weed
ISBN: 9781405171045 1405171049
OCLC Number: 165083560
Description: xviii, 223 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 12:00 A.M.-1:00 A.M. Classified: 24 --
1:00 A.M.-2:00 A.M. Dedication: to Edgar --
2:00 A.M.-3:00 A.M. If you don't know 24, you don't know Jack! / Tom Morris --
3:00 A.M.-4:00 A.M. CTU orientation / Ronald Weed --
4:00 A.M.-5:00 A.M. Acknowledgements: Chloe, we need you! --
5:00 A.M.-9:00 A.M. Special agent Jack Bauer --
5:00 A.M.-6:00 A.M. What would Jack Bauer do? Moral dilemmas and moral theory in 24 / Randall M. Jensen --
6:00 A.M.-7:00 A.M. Between hero and villain: Jack Bauer and the problem of "dirty hands" / Stephen de Wijze --
7:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M. Beyond the call of duty / Richard Davis --
8:00 A.M.-9:00 A.M. Truth and illusion in 24: Jack Bauer, Dionysus in the world of Apollo / Stephen Snyder --
9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. The Oval Office and the halls of power --
9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. President Palmer and the invasion of China: The beginning of a just war? / Jennifer Hart Weed --
10:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. Jack Bauer as anti-Eichmann and scourge of political liberalism / Brandon Claycomb and Greig Mulberry --
11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Palmer's pickle: Why couldn't he stomach it? / Georgia Testa --
12:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. CTU Headquarters --
12:00 P.M.-1:00 P.M. The ethics of torture in 24: Shockingly banal / Dónal P. O' Mathúna --
1:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M. Loyalty and the "war of all against all" in 24 / Eric M. Rovie --
2:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. Who dares sins: Jack Bauer and moral luck / Rob Lawlor --
3:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. Moles, double-agents, and terrorists --
3:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Living in a world of suspicion: The epistemology of mistrust / Scott Calef --
4:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. The cruel cunning of reason: The modern/postmodern conflict in 24 / Terrence Kelly --
5:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. The knowledge game can be torture / R. Douglas Geivett --
6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. Technology, objectification, and the clock --
6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. How the cell phone changed the world and made 24 / Read Mercer Schuchardt --
7:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. 24 and the ethics of objectification / Robert Arp and John Carpenter --
8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. Jack in double time: 24 in light of aesthetic theory / Paul A. Cantor --
9:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M. Classified: CTU personnel --
10:00 P.M.-11:00 P.M. Classified: Assets and sources --
11:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M. Classified: The codes.
Series Title: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Other Titles: Twenty-four and philosophy
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer Hart Weed, Richard Davis, and Ronald Weed.
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"This book is a witty exploration of the methods and motivations used by characters in the highly charged television drama and how some questions can be answered in our own lives." ( Colleges.com )

 
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