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Sons of Anarchy and Philosophy: Brains Before Bullets
     

Sons of Anarchy and Philosophy: Brains Before Bullets

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by George A. Dunn (Editor), Jason T. Eberl (Editor), William Irwin (Editor)
 

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“Brains before bullets” – ancient and modern wisdom for “mechanics and motorcycle enthusiasts”

Essential reading for fans of the show, this book takes readers deeper into the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, the Teller-Morrow family, and the ethics that surround their lives and activities.

  • Provides fascinating

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“Brains before bullets” – ancient and modern wisdom for “mechanics and motorcycle enthusiasts”

Essential reading for fans of the show, this book takes readers deeper into the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, the Teller-Morrow family, and the ethics that surround their lives and activities.

  • Provides fascinating moral insights into Sons of Anarchy, its key characters, plot lines and ideas
  • Investigates compelling philosophical issues centering on loyalty, duty, the ethics of war, authority, religion and whether the ends justify the means
  • Teaches complex philosophical ideas in a way that’s accessible to the general interest reader in order to inspire them to further reading of the great philosophers
  • Authors use their deep knowledge of the show to illuminate themes that are not always apparent even to die-hard fans

Editorial Reviews

With Sons of Anarchy and Philosophy, Blackwell's philosophy and pop culture series goes where no deep thinkers have gone before. Over six FX seasons, the popular crime drama serial has attracted much attention, but perhaps no scrutiny of the California outlaw motorcycle gang has been as provocative as that contained in this collection of essays. In several ways, that is not as surprising as it first seems: With its dominant issues of loyalty, duty, ethics, and war, Sons of Anarchy becomes a natural candidate for philosophical inquiry. Another surefire entry in this popular trade paperback original series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118641576
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/03/2013
Series:
Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
525,757
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

George A. Dunn is a lecturer at the University of Indianapolis and Ningbo Institute of Technology, Zhejiang University, China, and a writer on pop culture and philosophy. He is an editor of The Hunger Games and Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) and True Blood and Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010) and has contributed chapters to many other books in the Blackwell Philosophy & Pop Culture series, including books on Terminator, Iron Man, Battlestar Galactica, and Mad Men.

Jason T. Eberl is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He is the editor of Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2008) and co-editor (with Kevin S. Decker) of Star Wars and Philosophy (2005) and Star Trek and Philosophy (2008). He has also written essays for similar volumes on Harry Potter, Metallica, Stanley Kubrick, The Hunger Games, Terminator, and Avatar.

William Irwin is Professor of Philosophy at King’s College. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the bestselling The Simpsons and Philosophy and has overseen recent titles including Superman and Philosophy, Black Sabbath and Philosophy, and Spider-Man and Philosophy.

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Sons of Anarchy and Philosophy: Brains Before Bullets 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read for fans of both the show and great thinkers of life airstole etc