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Doctor Who and philosophy : bigger on the inside

Author: Courtland Lewis; Paula J Smithka
Publisher: Chicago : Open Court, ©2010.
Series: Popular culture and philosophy.
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A collection of essays that explore the philosophical themes and implications of television's Doctor Who series, discussing personal identity, time, ethics, existence, aesthetics, and other topics.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Courtland Lewis; Paula J Smithka
ISBN: 9780812696882 0812696883
OCLC Number: 617591926
Description: xviii, 429 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: We've been abducted by the Doctor, and we love it! / Courtland Lewis and Paula Smithka --
Just as I was getting to know me / Patrick Stokes --
Who is the doctor? For that matter, who are you? / Greg Littmann --
Who's who on gallifrey / Richard Hanley --
Is the doctor stil the doctor--am I still me? / David Kyle Johnson --
Timey-wimey stuff / Peter Worley --
Could the Daleks stop the pyramids being built? / Philip Goff --
The doctor on reversed causation and closed casual chains / William Eaton --
Logically, what would a cyberman do? / Greg Littmann --
Ain't we all the same? Underneath, ain't we all kin? / Bonne Green and Chris Willmott --
To be is not to be perceived? / Paula Smithka --
Could there be carrionities? / Simon Hewitt --
The ethics of the last of the time lords / Kevin S. Decker --
The ethics of the last of the time lords / Kevin S. Decker --
Empathy, ethics, and wonder / Laura Geuy Akers --
Doctor, who cares? / J.J. Sylvia --
Why the doctor and Rose Tyler kant be together / Donna Marie Smith --
Should the daleks be exterminated? / Ed Webb and Mark Wardecker --
Who the Daleks will never beat us / Sarah Honeychurch and Niall Barr --
Cybermen evil? I don't think so? / Courtland Lewis --
Regeneration and resurrection / Michael Hand --
And, before I go ... / Paul Dawson --
What the world nees is ... a doctor / Ruth Deller --
Overcoming evil, and spite, and resentment, and revenge / Adam Riggio --
Schopenhauer's master / Ken Curry --
Sympathy for the master / Paul Smithka --
Is the doctor the destroyer of worlds? / Roman Altschuler --
The horror of the weeping angels / Michelle Saint and Peter A. French --
Beauty is not in the eye-stalk of the beholder / Clive Cazeaux --
Monadology of the time lords / Gregory Kalyniuk --
The evil of the Daleks / Robin Bunce --
The decline and fall of the British Empire, sponsored by TARDIS / Deborah Pless --
Doctor who as philosopher and myth maker / Alexander Bertland --
Philosophy, fantasic! / Courtland Lewis --
Would you like a jelly-baby? : words of wistom from Doctor who --
The what, when, and who of Doctor who : episode and companion list --
The high council of gallifrey --
The matrix of time lord bibliographic sources --
Logically organized index for the cyberman and Dalek in all of us.
Series Title: Popular culture and philosophy.
Responsibility: edited by Courtland Lewis and Paula Smithka.

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Famous throughout the world, the "Doctor Who" series is the longest-running sci-fi TV show in history. This title covers such topics as: the Doctor's philosophy of science, the ethics of a universe  Read more...

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