Philosophy in The Twilight Zone / Edition 1

Philosophy in The Twilight Zone / Edition 1

by Noel Carroll
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405149051

ISBN-13: 9781405149051

Pub. Date: 05/04/2009

Publisher: Wiley

Utilizing a series of essays examining the broad philosophical concepts embedded in Rod Serling's series, The Twilight Zone, Philosophy in The Twilight Zone provides a platform for further philosophical discussion.

  • Features essays by eminent contemporary philosophers concerning the over-arching themes in The Twilight Zone, as

Overview

Utilizing a series of essays examining the broad philosophical concepts embedded in Rod Serling's series, The Twilight Zone, Philosophy in The Twilight Zone provides a platform for further philosophical discussion.

  • Features essays by eminent contemporary philosophers concerning the over-arching themes in The Twilight Zone, as well as in-depth discussions of particular episodes
  • Fuses popular cult entertainment with classical philosophical perspectives
  • Acts as a guide to unearthing larger questions - from human nature to the nature of reality and beyond - posed in the series
  • Includes substantial critical and biographical information on series creator Rob Serling

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405149051
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/04/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors

Introduction: Lester H. Hunt

1. “And Now, Rod Serling, Creator of The Twilight Zone”: The Author as Auteur: Lester H. Hunt

2. Tales of Dread in The Twilight Zone: A Contribution to Narratology: Noël Carroll

3. Frame Shifters: Surprise Endings and Spectator Imagination in The Twilight Zone: Carl Plantinga

4. The Treachery of the Commonplace: Mary Sirridge

5. Where is the Twilight Zone?: Richard Hanley

6. Existentialism and Searching for an Exit: Susan L. Feagin

7. Through the Twilight Zone of Nonbeing: Two Exemplars of Race in Serling’s Classic Series: Lewis R. Gordon

8. Blending Fiction and Reality: “The Odyssey of Flight 33": Thomas E. Wartenberg

9. Epistemology at 20,000 Feet: Sheila Lintott

10. Rationality and Choice in “Nick of Time”: Aeon J. Skoble

11. “The Little People”: Power and the Worshipable: Aaron Smuts

12. Nothing in the Dark: Deprivation, Death, and the Good Life: James S. Taylor

Index

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