Are You Just Braaaiiinnnsss or Something More?: A Pre-release Sample Chapter from The Walking Dead and Philosophy

Are You Just Braaaiiinnnsss or Something More?: A Pre-release Sample Chapter from The Walking Dead and Philosophy

3.4 16
by Wayne Yuen
     
 

In Are You Just Braaaiiinnsss or Something More?, British Columbia-based philosopher Gordon Hawkes compares the zombies of The Walking Dead with the zombies philosophers argue about. Debate about whether zombies could possibly exist has been a hot topic in philosophy of mind over the last thirty years, though as Hawkes points out, these are not quite

Overview


In Are You Just Braaaiiinnsss or Something More?, British Columbia-based philosopher Gordon Hawkes compares the zombies of The Walking Dead with the zombies philosophers argue about. Debate about whether zombies could possibly exist has been a hot topic in philosophy of mind over the last thirty years, though as Hawkes points out, these are not quite the same as the walkers in Robert Kirkman’s epic tale. Philosophical zombies, or P-zombies for short, are beings who look and behave exactly like humans but have no inner mental life—no consciousness. Philosophers have lined up on both sides of this disputed proposition, and no agreement is yet in sight. A related question is how much consciousness is possessed by the walkers of The Walking Dead, and whether these shambling walkers are entitled to any moral consideration. Hawkes’s piece is one of twenty chapters in The Walking Dead and Philosophy, edited by Wayne Yuen, in which philosophers draw fascinating and disturbing conclusions from The Walking Dead comics and TV show. The Walking Dead and Philosophy explores not only the nature of zombies, but the nature of human society as revealed by the impact of a zombie apocalypse.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812698213
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/07/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
18
Sales rank:
193,611
File size:
316 KB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >

Are You Just Braaaiiinnnsss or Something More?: A Pre-release Sample Chapter from The Walking Dead and Philosophy 3.4 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You may find it boring it was definitly better than any free book i know of. That might just be me though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THE SHOW
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book just like the show read great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
#walkingdeadseasonmarathon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GRUUUUUUUUUUU
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It sucks its not a book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is not walking dead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MERRY CHRISTAMS 2012
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sorry but I had expected more than this was
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Same