24 and Philosophy: The World According to Jack

24 and Philosophy: The World According to Jack

by Jennifer Hart Weed
     
 

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24 and Philosophy is a book you just can't do without. It's all here, folks: the reason Presidents trust him; how Jack cuts through the lies and ambiguities; why he puts his life on the line for others; and how he knows which knee cap to blow out to get that all-important next lead. With the help of twenty "24 crazed" philosophers, you'll figure

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24 and Philosophy is a book you just can't do without. It's all here, folks: the reason Presidents trust him; how Jack cuts through the lies and ambiguities; why he puts his life on the line for others; and how he knows which knee cap to blow out to get that all-important next lead. With the help of twenty "24 crazed" philosophers, you'll figure out what makes this guy tick, and much much more.

  • A witty, but philosophical exploration of the popular television series 24, now in its sixth season
  • Addresses pressing ethical issues relating to torture, terrorism and warfare
  • Raises fascinating questions about knowledge, loyalty, and suspicion
  • Explores in-depth the character and behaviour of Jack Bauer
  • Written by philosophers who are all serious fans of the show

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This book is a witty exploration of the methods and motivations used by characters in the highly charged television drama and how some questions can be answered in our own lives." (Colleges.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405171045
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/09/2008
Series:
Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, #30
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.05(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Hart Weed, Richard Davis, and Ronald Weed teach Philosophy at Tyndale University College in Toronto.

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