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The philosophy of The X-files

Author: Dean A Kowalski
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2007.
Series: Philosophy of popular culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Philosophy of The X-Files, Dean A. Kowalski has gathered a remarkable cast of contributors to shed light on the philosophical mysteries of the television show The X-Files . With sections devoted to the show's credos, such as ""The Truth Is Out There, "" individual characters, and specific episodes, The Philosophy of The X-Files illuminates the philosophical assumptions and presuppositions of the show as well  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dean A Kowalski
ISBN: 9780813124544 0813124549
OCLC Number: 123767162
Description: xx, 275 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Mulder, Scully, Plato, Aristotle, and Dawkins / Dean A. Kowalski --
The truth is out there : abduction, aliens, and alienation / Mark C.E. Peterson --
Freedom and worldviews in The X-files / V. Alan White --
Postdemocratic society and the truth out there / Richard Flannery and David Louzecky --
Some philosophical reflections on "trust no one" / Richard M. Edwards and Dean A. Kowalski --
"I want to believe" : William James and The X-files / Keith Dromm --
Ancient X-files : Mulder and Plato's Sokratic dialogues / William M. Schneider --
Scully as pragmatist feminist : "truths" are out there / Erin McKenna --
Moral musings on a cigarette smoking man / Timothy Dunn and Joseph J. Foy --
Walter Skinner : The X-files' unsung hero / S. Evan Kreider --
Science and the mystery of consciousness : a dialogue between Mulder and Scully / Gordon Barnes --
"Clyde Bruckman's final repose" reprised / Dean A. Kowalski --
Hope and pessimism : the two tales of "Jose Chung" / Dean A. Kowalski and S. Evan Kreider --
Feelings and fictions : exploring emotion and belief in Fight the future / Christopher R. Trogan.
Series Title: Philosophy of popular culture.
Responsibility: edited by Dean A. Kowalski ; foreword by William B. Davis.
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