Mr. Monk and Philosophy: The Curious Case of the Defective Detective

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Neatly organized, Mr. Monk and Philosophy uses philosophy to uncover more about the brilliant obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk. With the guidance of history?s greatest thinkers, readers learn who Monk really is, why he is the way he is, and what they can learn from him. Chapters address such topics as Mr. Monk?s unique use of logic, how everyone uses their own phobias and idiosyncrasies to navigate a threatening world, and what Monk says about what it means to be a hero (albeit a flawed one). Monk's ...

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Overview

Neatly organized, Mr. Monk and Philosophy uses philosophy to uncover more about the brilliant obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk. With the guidance of history’s greatest thinkers, readers learn who Monk really is, why he is the way he is, and what they can learn from him. Chapters address such topics as Mr. Monk’s unique use of logic, how everyone uses their own phobias and idiosyncrasies to navigate a threatening world, and what Monk says about what it means to be a hero (albeit a flawed one). Monk's relationships receive special attention: his dedication to his late wife, Trudy, teaches us about romantic partnership, while his relationships with Sharona and Natalie reveal the importance of friendship in dealing with illness, death, and tragedy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812696745
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/26/2010
  • Series: Popular Culture and Philosophy
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 958,591
  • Product dimensions: 6.22 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Mr. Monk Meets Alexander the Great D.E. Wittkower xi

I Just Solved the Case: How Monk Thinks 1

1 Mr. Monk and the Phenomenological Attitude Talia Welsh 3

2 Mr. Monk Has an Epiphany Nils Ch. Rauhut 17

3 Mr. Monk and the Sinister Milk Michelle Gallagher 29

He's the Guy: What Monk Is Made of 43

4 Mr. Monk and the Virtuous Habit Linda Levitt 45

5 Mr. Monk Makes Some Friends Michael Dodge 57

6 Mr. Monk Takes On the Übermensch Courtland Lewis 69

Unless I'm Wrong, and I'm Not…: Monk's Logic 81

7 Mr. Monk Isn't Himself Daniel P. Malloy 83

8 Mr. Monk and the Contradiction Nicolas Michaud 95

9 Mr. Monk Goes to the Library Julie Kane 105

He's a Real Character: Monk's Competition 119

10 Mr. Monk Meets Dr. House Marc Zaffran 121

11 Mr. Monk and the Emotion-Reason Dilemma E. Deidre Pribram 139

12 Mr. Monk and the Reestablished Harmony Zerrin Oral Kavas 157

He's… Not Like Everyone Else: The Spiritual Side of Adrian Monk 167

13 Mr. Monk and the Medieval Monks Andrew B.R. Elliott 169

14 Mr. Monk Does a Ritual Dance Jennifer Culver 181

15 Mr. Monk and the Bodhisattva Ideal Ronald S. Green 193

Our Hour Isn't Over Yet, It's Only Been Fifty-Eight Minutes: Monk in Therapy 205

16 Mr. Mead Starts Couples Therapy Sylvia Randall 207

17 Mr. Monk and the Jungle Out There Michael Kagan 221

18 Mr. Monk and the Death Drive Giancarlo Tarantino D.E. Wittkower 235

Case Files 251

I Organized Everything by Topic Alphabetically. You'll Thank Me Later 255

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