House and Philosophy: Everybody Lies (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)

House and Philosophy: Everybody Lies (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)

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by Henry Jacoby, William Irwin
     
 

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An unauthorized look at the philosophical issues raised by one of today's most popular television shows: House

House is one of the top three television dramas on the air, pulling in more than 19 million viewers for each episode. This latest book in the popular Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series takes a deeper look at the characters and issues raised

Overview

An unauthorized look at the philosophical issues raised by one of today's most popular television shows: House

House is one of the top three television dramas on the air, pulling in more than 19 million viewers for each episode. This latest book in the popular Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series takes a deeper look at the characters and issues raised in this Emmy Award-winning medical drama, offering entertaining answers to the fascinating ethical questions viewers have about Dr. Gregory House and his medical team.

Henry Jacoby (Goldsboro, NC) teaches philosophy at East Carolina University. He has published articles primarily on the philosophy of mind and was a contributor to South Park and Philosophy
(978-1-4051-6160-2).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470316603
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/03/2008
Series:
Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series , #3
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
590,190
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

HENRY JACOBY teaches philosophy at East Carolina University. He has published articles on the philosophy of mind and contributed to South Park and Philosophy. He lives in Goldsboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kathryn, and their two cats, Bunkai and Willow.

WILLIAM IRWIN is a professor of philosophy at King's College, Pennsylvania. He has coedited The Simpsons and Philosophy and edited Seinfeld and Philosophy, The Matrix and Philosophy, and Metallica and Philosophy.

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House and Philosophy: Everybody Lies 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
thereallauren More than 1 year ago
The show House M.D is very funny, that is a proven fact. This book uses all things House related to help you understand what the philosophy statement/theory is. If you aren't a House fan you will still love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ENJOYABLE READING. VERY GOOD PRESENTATION AND ORGANIZATION OF MATERIAL. MAY TURN YOUNG PEOPLE'S ATTENTION TO PHILOSOPHY.
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Don't miss it -- everybody lies, but not all the time.
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KK92 More than 1 year ago
if you're a bigass fan of house you've got to read this book it's amazing
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hacyco More than 1 year ago
This is a really enjoyable book, with a lot of insight into a fictional being. I purchased this book the same day I purchased THE VIRTUE OF SELFISHNESS by AYN RAND. How the authors could avoid mentioning OBJECTIVISM is amazing. House if anything is a Objectivist.
I-Love-A-Good-Book More than 1 year ago
After watching the show for a few weeks, I remember mentioning how awesome it would be if someone wrote a book about the philosiphical and/or psychological undertones of the characters in this show. This book did all that and more. It was very nicely organized and easy to read through. I felt introduced to new ideas and was given food for thought on everyday ideas that I had never really conciously thought about. It was very nice to learn about a lot of great philosiphers and their ideals, while being given examples that were from different episodes of the TV show. I have passed this book around to friends who like the show as well and they loved/love reading it. If you like the TV show House, or simply want a well organized and practical philisophical read, then you will LOVE this book!!
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