The Philosophy of The X-Files / Edition 2

The Philosophy of The X-Files / Edition 2

by Dean A. Kowalski
     
 

In The Philosophy of The X-Files, Dean A. Kowalski has gathered a remarkable cast of contributors to shed light on the philosophical mysteries of the television show The X-Files. With sections devoted to the show's credos, such as "The Truth Is Out There," individual characters, and specific episodes, The Philosophy of The X-Files illuminates

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In The Philosophy of The X-Files, Dean A. Kowalski has gathered a remarkable cast of contributors to shed light on the philosophical mysteries of the television show The X-Files. With sections devoted to the show's credos, such as "The Truth Is Out There," individual characters, and specific episodes, The Philosophy of The X-Files illuminates the philosophical assumptions and presuppositions of the show as well as presents discussions through the show to help the reader better understand philosophy and philosophical inquiry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813192277
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
Publication date:
03/27/2009
Series:
The Philosophy of Popular Culture
Edition description:
New edition
Pages:
314
Sales rank:
729,382
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 3.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction Mulder, Scully, Plato, Aristotle, and Dawkins Dean A. Kowalski Kowalski, Dean A. 1

Pt. I The Credos

The Truth Is Out There: Abduction, Aliens, and Alienation Mark C. E. Peterson Peterson, Mark C. E. 17

Freedom and Worldviews in The X-Files V. Alan White White, V. Alan 37

Postdemocratic Society and the Truth Out There Richard Flannery Flannery, Richard David Louzecky Louzecky, David 55

Some Philosophical Reflections on "Trust No One" Richard M. Edwards Edwards, Richard M. Dean A. Kowalski Kowalski, Dean A. 77

"I Want to Believe": William James and The X-Files Keith Dromm Dromm, Keith 93

Pt II The Characters

Ancient X-Files: Mulder and Plato's Sokratic Dialogues William M. Schneider Schneider, William M. 111

Scully as Pragmatist Feminist: "truths" Are Out There Erin McKenna McKenna, Erin 126

Moral Musings on a Cigarette Smoking Man Timothy Dunn Dunn, Timothy Joseph J. Foy Foy, Joseph J. 142

Walter Skinner: The X-Files' Unsung Hero S. Evan Kreider Kreider, S. Evan 159

Science and the Mystery of Consciousness: A Dialogue between Mulder and Scully Gordon Barnes Barnes, Gordon 174

Pt. III The Episodes

"Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" Reprised 2009 Dean A. Kowalski Kowalski, Dean A. 189

The Many Tales of "Jose Chung" Dean A. Kowalski Kowalski, Dean A. S. Evan Kreider Kreider, S. Evan 209

Feelings and Fictions: Exploring Emotion and Belief in Fight the Future Christopher R. Trogan Trogan, Christopher R. 230

I Want to Believe...But Now What? Dean A. Kowalski Kowalski, Dean A. S. Evan Kreider Kreider, S. Evan 241

App. A The X-Files Mythology 262

App. B The X-Files Debriefed 265

Contributors 283

Index 287

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