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The Big bang theory and philosophy : rock, paper, scissors, Aristotle, Locke

Author: Dean A Kowalski
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2012]
Series: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"There are books that debate math, science, and history; there are books that help you build walls or even pyramids; there are even books that discuss Neanderthals with tools and autotrophs that drool. This book discusses philosophy. But you don't need an IQ of 187 to enjoy it. I swear to cow! As you'll see, the philosophy is theoretical, but the fun is real"--
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dean A Kowalski
ISBN: 9781118074558 1118074556
OCLC Number: 759177308
Description: x, 278 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Aristotle on Sheldon Cooper : Ancient Greek Meets modern Geek / Greg Littmann --
"You're a Sucky, Sucky Friend" : Seeking Aristotelian Friendship in The Big Bang Theory / Dean A. Kowalski --
The Big Bang Theory on the Use and Abuse of Modern Technology / Kenneth Wayne Sayles III --
Feeling Good about Feeling Good : Is It Morally Wrong to Laugh at Sheldon? / W. Scott Clifton --
But Is Wil Wheaton Evil? / Donna Marie Smith --
Do We Need a Roommate Agreement? : Pleasure, Selfishness, and Virtue in The Big Bang Theory / Gregory L. Bock and Jeffrey L. Bock --
Getting Fundamental about Doing Physics in The Big Bang Theory / Jonathan Lawhead --
Sheldon, Leonard, and Leslie : The Three Faces of Quantum Gravity / Andrew Zimmerman Jones --
The One Paradigm to Rule Them All : Scientism and The Big Bang Theory / Massimo Pigliucci --
Cooper Considerations : Science, Religion, and Family / Adam Barkman and Dean A. Kowalski --
Wittgenstein and Language Games in The Big Bang Theory / Janelle Pötzsch --
"I'm Afraid You Couldn't Be More Wrong!" : Sheldon and Being Right about Being Wrong / Adolfas Mackonis --
The Cooper Conundrum : Good Lord, Who's Tolerating Whom? / Ruth E. Lowe --
The Mendacity Bifurcation / Don Fallis --
Mothers and Sons of The Big Bang Theory / Ashley Barkman --
Penny, Sheldon, and Personal Growth through Difference / Nicholas G. Evans --
Deconstructing the Women of The Big Bang Theory : So Much More than Girlfriends / Mark D. White and Maryanne L. Fisher.
Series Title: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Responsibility: edited by Dean Kowalski.

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"There are books that debate math, science, and history; there are books that help you build walls or even pyramids; there are even books that discuss Neanderthals with tools and autotrophs that drool. This book discusses philosophy. But you don't need an IQ of 187 to enjoy it. I swear to cow! As you'll see, the philosophy is theoretical, but the fun is real"--

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