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Supernatural and Philosophy: Metaphysics and Monsters... for Idjits
     

Supernatural and Philosophy: Metaphysics and Monsters... for Idjits

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by Galen A. Foresman (Editor), William Irwin (Editor)
 

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No doubt the years hunting monsters and saving the universe have had their toll on the Winchesters, but their toughest and most gruesome battles are contained in this book. Think Lucifer was diabolically clever? Think again. No son is more wayward than the one who squanders his intellect and academic career pursuing questions as poignant as “Half-awesome?

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No doubt the years hunting monsters and saving the universe have had their toll on the Winchesters, but their toughest and most gruesome battles are contained in this book. Think Lucifer was diabolically clever? Think again. No son is more wayward than the one who squanders his intellect and academic career pursuing questions as poignant as “Half-awesome? That’s full-on good, right?” Gathered here for the first time since the formation of Purgatory, a collection of research so arcane and horrific that it would make even the late, great Bobby Singer blush.

Supernatural and Philosophy tackles all the big ideas in the long-running hit show Supernatural, covering thorny issues in a fun and accessible way. Even those unfamiliar with the show will find fascinating insights into Heaven, Hell, Angels, Demons, God, and Lucifer.

  • A unique collection of insights into the many philosophical, religious, and paranormal topics in the hit TV show, Supernatural
  • Accessible treatment of thorny issues for a general audience
  • Written by philosophical fans of the show, for philosophical fans of the show
  • Those unfamiliar with the show will still find fascinating insights into Heaven, Hell, Angels, Demons, God, Lucifer, and Good and Evil
  • Contributors tackle issues ranging from the biological classifications of monsters, to the epistemological problems of ghost hunting

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“Saying that, what is covered should be enough here for the ‘Supernatural’ fan to think about. Don’t get spooked.” (SFCrowsnest.org.uk, 1 December 2013)

“All in all, through reading this book, I realized philosophical and religious examinations are a lot more fun when they’re done side by side with the adventures of Sam and Dean Winchester rather than traditional sources. The correlations make for a very good read. It will certainly change the way we fans see episodes both past and future. Thanks to pop culture, philosophy just isn’t for scholars anymore.” (The Winchester Family Business, 22 October 2013)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118615959
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/03/2013
Series:
Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
474,651
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Galen A. Foresman is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, where he teaches ethics and critical thinking. He is the author of “Why Batman Is Better than Superman” in Batman and Philosophy (Wiley, 2008) and "What’s Wrong with Camping?" in Halo and Philosophy (2011).

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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Supernatural and Philosophy: Metaphysics and Monsters... for Idjits 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Supernatural is my favorite show so when I saw this book I immediately bought it. This book takes closer look at the bond between brothers, monsters, demons, and the angels. My only compaint is that I wish it was longer. It's only 190 pages. If you like Supernatural and would like to read some well thought out essays, this book is one Id recommened.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago