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I watch, therefore I am : from Socrates to Sartre, the great mysteries of life as explained through Howdy Doody, Marcia Brady, Homer Simpson, Don Draper, and other TV icons

Author: Gregory Bergman; Peter Archer
Publisher: Avon, MA : Adams Media, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Let Gilligan's Island teach you about situational ethics. Learn about epistemology from The Brady Bunch. Explore Aristotle's Poetics by watching 24. Television has grappled with a wide range of philosophical conundrums. According to the networks, it's the ultimate source of all knowledge in the universe! So why not look to the small screen for answers to all of humanity's dilemmas? There's not a single issue  Read more...
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Bergman, Gregory, 1979-
I watch, therefore I am.
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, 2011
(OCoLC)696100063
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Bergman; Peter Archer
ISBN: 9781440527340 1440527342 9781440527357 1440527350 1283336715 9781283336710
OCLC Number: 761645475
Notes: "Contains material adapted and abridged from The everything philosophy book, by James Mannion, copyright 2002."
Description: 1 online resource (x, 245 pages)
Contents: What's the world made of? Donuts! and Beer! --
Protagoras, Gorgias, Captain Kirk, and Denny Crane --
Socrates : The Sergeant Schultz of Ancient Greece --
Plato is the new American Idol --
Aristotle loves Lucy --
Charlie Harper's Non-Epicurean lifestyle --
St. Augustine's Highway to Heaven --
Scully shaves Mulder with Ockham's Razor --
Larry Hagman dreams of Descartes --
Locke versus Hobbes, or The Brady Bunch takes on Survivor --
Can or can't Kant like vampires? --
Reading Hegel in Outer Space --
John Stuart Mill and the Utilitarian Heroism of Dexter Morgan --
Karl Marx and Adam Smith, meet Alex P. Keaton --
Dr. Gregory House and the Nietzschean Superman --
Don Draper, George Costanza and the non-meaning of life --
Jersey Shore's 'The Situation': The Randian Ideal man with a tan? --
Earl Hickey meets Karma in My name is Earl --
Lost but not least.
Responsibility: Gregory Bergman and Peter Archer.

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