Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale by James B. South, NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale

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by James B. South
     
 

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Twenty-three essays by young professional philosophers examine crucial ethical and metaphysical aspects of the Buffyverse (the world of Buffy). Though the show already attracted much scholarly attention, this is the first book to fully disinter the intellectual issues. Designed by Whedon as a multilevel story with most of its meanings deeply buried in heaps of heavy

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Twenty-three essays by young professional philosophers examine crucial ethical and metaphysical aspects of the Buffyverse (the world of Buffy). Though the show already attracted much scholarly attention, this is the first book to fully disinter the intellectual issues. Designed by Whedon as a multilevel story with most of its meanings deeply buried in heaps of heavy irony, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has replaced The X-Files as the show that explains to Americans the nature of the powerful forces of evil continually threatening to surge into our world of everyday decency and overwhelm it. In the tradition of the classic horror films Buffy the Vampire Slayer addresses ethical issues that have long fascinated audiences. This book draws out the ethical and metaphysical lessons from a pop-culture phenomenon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812697476
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/15/2011
Series:
Popular Culture and Philosophy
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

James B. South is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
His primary research interests are in Renaissance Philosophy and Social and Political Philosophy, and he is contributor, and editorial board member for the online Buffy journal SLAYAGE.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy: Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Let me start by saying that I've been a fan of this show for years and have never been embarrassed to admit it. I've also studied philosophy for many years, both in my college courses and through some independent study of my own. I have to say, this book reads better than any text book I've read (and I happen to have enjoyed most of my philosophy texts) and yet analyzes and argues its points with relative brilliance. If you're a fan of the show and want to gain a greater understanding of its wisdom and complexity, read this book. If you haven't watched the show because you think it's a silly prospect, only for teens, then this book will prove you wrong! Joss Whedon is a brilliant man!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read ir over an over. Revised my extensive notes and since I was such a huge Buffy fan it really illuminared a lot of the texts and concepts from my university great books courses.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good way to learn philosphy with good fiction, awesome TV show and movie too! Need to make it into a movie again. BUT THE BOOK IS A GOOD INTRODUCTION SHORT OF COLLEGE TO UNDERSTANDING! ENJOYIN! AND LEARNING PSYCHOLOGY AND PHILOSPHY!:)
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Guest More than 1 year ago
this is the most awsome book. I thought it woud be borring but i was wrong. Iv read this book many times buy it and you'll fall in love with the t.v. show and all of the books it is very awsome my saying to you is read it buy it love it this book makes you feel like you are there not only that you will deal with stuff like this some time
Guest More than 1 year ago
I haven't finished reading this yet, and I first bought it only because I liked the show and I was bored but it has really caught my attention. This book makes you think more about T.V. shows that you thought we're just entertaining.
Hannah Cesaretti More than 1 year ago
THE LAST REVIEW WAS POSTED 4 YEARS AGO!!!!!!