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House and philosophy : everybody lies

Author: Henry Owen Jacoby
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2009.
Series: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dr. Gregory House is arguably the most complex and challenging antihero in the history of television, but is there more to this self-important genius than gray matter and ego? This book takes a deeper look at House to reveal the philosophical underpinnings of this popular medical drama and its cane-waving curmudgeon's most outrageous behavior. What emerges is a remarkable character who is part Sherlock Holmes, part  Read more...
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Genre/Form: (Fernsehserie
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Owen Jacoby
ISBN: 9780470316603 0470316608
OCLC Number: 226291823
Description: ix, 261 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : read less, more TV : a cranky, slightly rude introduction / Henry Jacoby --
"Humanity is overrated" : House on life. Selfish, base animals crawling across the earth : House and the meaning of life / Henry Jacoby --
House and Sartre : "hell is other people" / Jennifer L. McMahon --
Is there a superman in the House? : a Nietzschean point of view / David Goldblatt --
House and moral luck / Jane Dryden --
"Welcome to the end of the thought process" : House's logic and method. The logic of guesswork in Sherlock Holmes and House / Jerold J. Abrams --
It explains everything! / Barbara Anne Stock --
The sound of one House clapping : the unmannerly doctor as Zen rhetorician / Jeffrey C. Ruff and Jeremy Barris --
"Being nice is overrated" : House and Socrates on the necessity of conflict / Melanie Frappier --
Is there a Daoist in the House? / Peter Vernezze --
"It is the nature of medicine that you are going to screw up" : House and ethical principles. "You care for everybody" : Cameron's ethics of care / Renee Kyle --
To intubate or not to intubate : House's principles and priorities / Barbara Anne Stock and Teresa Blankmeyer Burke --
House and medical paternalism : "you can't always get what you want" / Mark R. Wicclair --
If the end doesn't justify the means, then what does? / Catherine Sartin --
House vs. Tritter : on the clash of theoretical and practical authority / Kenneth Ehrenberg --
"The drugs don't make me high, they make me neutral" : virtues and character on House. House and the virtue of eccentricity / John R. Fitzpatrick --
Love : the only risk House can't take / Sara Protasi --
A prescription for friendship / Sara Waller --
Diagnosing character : a House divided? / Heather Battaly and Amy Coplan.
Series Title: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Responsibility: edited by Henry Jacoby.
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An unauthorised look at the philosophical issues raised in the Emmy Award-winning TV drama, House House is one of the top three television dramas on the air, pulling in more than 19 million viewers  Read more...

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