Facebook and Philosophy: What's on Your Mind? (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

By D. E. Wittkower

Facebook and Philosophy is an wonderful, multi-faceted exploration of what fb ability for us and for our relations. With discussions starting from the character of friendship and its courting to "friending," to the (debatable) efficacy of "online activism," this e-book is the main large and systematic try to comprehend fb but. And with lots of new views on Twitter and internet 2.0 alongside the best way, this enjoyable, thought-provoking booklet is a major and critical contribution for an individual operating with social media, no matter if in academia, journalism, public kin, activism, or enterprise. Exploring far-reaching questions — Can our interactions on fb support us care approximately one another extra? Does fb sign the demise of privateness, or (perhaps worse but) the demise of our wish for privateness? — Facebook and Philosophy is key examining for someone concerned with social networks today.

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Sons of Anarchy and Philosophy: Brains Before Bullets

By George A. Dunn, Jason T. Eberl

“Brains earlier than bullets” – old and smooth knowledge for “mechanics and motorbike enthusiasts”

Essential interpreting for enthusiasts of the convey, this booklet takes readers deeper into the Sons of Anarchy motorbike membership, the Teller-Morrow relatives, and the ethics that encompass their lives and activities.

  • Provides attention-grabbing ethical insights into Sons of Anarchy, its key characters, plot strains and ideas
  • Investigates compelling philosophical matters centering on loyalty, responsibility, the ethics of battle, authority, faith and no matter if the ends justify the means
  • Teaches advanced philosophical rules in a manner that’s available to the final curiosity reader with a view to motivate them to additional studying of the nice philosophers
  • Authors use their deep wisdom of the exhibit to light up subject matters that aren't continuously obvious even to die-hard fans

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Hitchcock and Philosophy: Dial M for Metaphysics (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

The bathe scene in Psycho; Cary provide operating for his existence via a cornfield; “innocent” birds covered up on a fence ready, gazing — those seminal cinematic moments are as genuine to moviegoers as their very own lives. yet what makes them so? What deeper forces are at paintings in Hitchcock’s motion pictures that so captivate his fanatics? This choice of articles within the sequence that’s explored such pop-culture phenomena as Seinfeld and The Simpsons examines these forces with clean eyes. those essays display a desirable diversity of subject matters: Sabotage’s classes in regards to the morality of terrorism and counter-terrorism; Rope’s controversial Nietzschean underpinnings; Strangers on a Train’s definition of morality. a few of the essays examine extra overarching questions, reminiscent of why Hitchcock is based so seriously at the Freudian subconscious. In all, the booklet good points 18 philosophers paying a unique homage to the mythical auteur in a manner that’s available even to informal fans.

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Game Secrets (The Unauthorized Edition) (Secrets of the Games Series)

By Zach Meston

Filenote: PDF is searchable photograph ocr, 240 pages with back and front cover.
Publish yr note: First released 1991

Rescue Zelda from the Evil Ganon

That darned Triforce is usually getting Zelda into hassle. Rescue her with the best of ability through the use of the secrets and techniques chanced on here!

You Get:
• mystery goods, Faeries, and middle packing containers uncovered.
• Maps of the Dungeons and the sunshine and darkish Worlds.
• innovations for defeating each boss.
• tremendous secrets and techniques that display the best tricks!

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The Simpsons in the Classroom: Embiggening the Learning Experience with the Wisdom of Springfield

By Karma Waltonen, Denise Du Vernay

The thing of a lot debate, recognition, and scholarship because it first aired greater than twenty years in the past, The Simpsons offers first-class, if unforeseen, fodder for top institution and school lesson plans. finally, guffawing scholars are not often sound asleep scholars! however the Simpsons additionally offers a well-recognized pupil wisdom base which teachers can use as a jumping-off aspect to introduce ideas in literature, composition, linguistics, cultural reports, gender reports, and media appreciation. The authors, either one of whom were educating The Simpsons for greater than a decade, proportion routines, activates, or even syllabi that experience confirmed winning of their personal classes.

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The Golden Compass and Philosophy: God Bites the Dust (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

By Richard Greene

The acclaim for the His darkish Materials trilogy has generated an incredible movie, a level play, games, and a brand new prequel. The sequence has additionally been hugely debatable with its use of fascinating event tales for kids to touch upon prepared faith. those books have piqued the curiosity of the participants to this interesting quantity, who use it to probe the philosophical matters that tell them. may well a golden compass, or alethiometer, rather paintings? Can a person's soul or daemon have a brain of its personal? What are the ramifications of pursuing the diabolical "intercision" method, or of attempting to result in the dying of God, a plot that Lyra and her mysterious Father fight over? those are a few of the questions explored via those essays that attempt to get to the guts of Lyra's bewildering, inspiring, and multifaceted world.

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The Video Game Theory Reader

Within the early days of Pong and Pac guy, games little greater than an idle hobby. this present day, games make up a multi-billion buck that competitors tv and picture.

The online game Theory Reader brings jointly interesting new paintings at the many ways games are reshaping the face of leisure and our dating with expertise. Drawing upon examples from largely well known video games starting from Space Invaders to Final delusion IX and Combat Flight Simulator 2, the members speak about the connection among games and different media; the shift from 3rd- to first-person video games; players and the gaming group; and the real sociological, cultural, business, and financial matters that encompass gaming.

The online game Theory Reader is the basic creation to a desirable and speedily increasing new box of media experiences.

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Angels: A History

By David Albert Jones

The ebook of Genesis depicts them as doing unusual things--mating with the daughters of fellows to spawn giants, for instance, and wrestling with Jacob for no obvious cause. In It's a superb Life, Frank Capra spun a story of 1 as a bumbling helper of people; in Wings of Desire, Wim Wenders advised of 1 who needed to be human. they're angels, after all, they usually have interested us for the reason that recorded heritage began.

In Angels, David Albert Jones presents a crisp, broad-ranging survey of angels in theology, philosophy, and pop culture. targeting Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, he examines how angels were imagined and defined, and why they proceed to captivate us. Jones explores the classical discussion--what they're made up of, after they got here to be, what percentage there are, and no matter if a person ever did ask what percentage may well dance at the head of a pin. He names the archangels, surveys different hierarchies, and examines how they've got replaced over the years. Jones explains, for instance, how cherubim turned cherubs, and why angels within the Hebrew Bible are usually male, yet in later artwork grew to become androgynous, or maybe woman by way of the 20th century. The publication explores the concept that devil was once a fallen angel (a trust no longer shared through Islam), and appears at demons and exorcism. yet Jones concentrates on stable angels, of their roles as messengers, guardians, or helpers. He seems to be at why the assumption of angels is still so appealing, and so powerful in glossy culture--even between nonbelievers.

From scripture to cinema, Jones bargains a sweeping, obtainable creation to this amazing phenomenon. even if we think in angels or now not, he argues, the research in their position in cultures prior and current can train us a lot approximately humanity.

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The Culture Industry: Selected Essays on Mass Culture (Routledge Classics)

By Theodor W. Adorno

The construction of the Frankfurt institution of serious thought within the Twenties observed the start of a few of the main intriguing and not easy writings of the 20th century. it truly is out of this history that the good critic Theodor Adorno emerged. His best essays are gathered the following, supplying the reader remarkable insights into Adorno's techniques on tradition. He argued that the tradition commodified and standardized all paintings. In flip this suffocated individuality and destroyed severe pondering. on the time, Adorno used to be accused of every thing from overreaction to deranged hysteria by way of his many detractors. In cutting-edge global, the place even the least cynical of customers knows the effect of the media, Adorno's paintings takes on a extra quick importance. The tradition Industry is an unrivalled indictment of the banality of mass tradition.

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Female Action Heroes: A Guide to Women in Comics, Video Games, Film, and Television

By Gladys L. Knight

This booklet deals 25 profiles of a few of the most well-liked woman motion heroes during the historical past of movie, tv, comedian books, and video games.

• includes 25 profiles, prepared alphabetically

• 70 sidebars offer more information on pertinent subject matters, contributors, and symbols

• features a chronology of significant appearances of the 25 lady motion heroes in movie, tv, comedian books, and games, in addition to women's style tendencies and significant occasions in women's history

• deals a photo of every featured, girl motion hero

• offers a word list of 39 phrases, together with lady archetypes like "femme fatale" and social hobbies like "third-wave feminism"

• presents a specific bibliography of books and websites regarding the themes of woman motion heroes, women's background, and media studies

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