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

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

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by Galen A. Foresman
     
 

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Can angels be atheists?

Can monsters be moral?

What's the point of Hell?

How is natural different from supernatural?

Is Hell a democracy with warm weather?

Supernatural and Philosophy introduces fans of the show to the big philosophical topics relating to the long-running hit show Supernatural, covering thorny issues in a fun

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Can angels be atheists?

Can monsters be moral?

What's the point of Hell?

How is natural different from supernatural?

Is Hell a democracy with warm weather?

Supernatural and Philosophy introduces fans of the show to the big philosophical topics relating to the long-running hit show Supernatural, covering thorny issues in a fun and accessible way. Contributors, themselves philosophical fans of Supernatural, tackle issues ranging from the biological classifications of monsters, to the epistemological problems of ghost hunting, as well as the ultimate questions of life, love, and the moral issues involved in the killing of blood-sucking monsters. Like the great Bobby Singer himself, fans can pore over this tomb, containing essays pertaining to the archaic and monstrous themes of character formation, ethics, and why shows like Supernatural would ever entertain a rational, scientific mind. Even those unfamiliar with the show will find fascinating insights into Heaven, Hell, Angels, Demons, God, Lucifer, and Good and Evil. This unique collection of diverse philosophical essays is written for those who love the self-effacing style of the show's humor, wit, and self-reflection.

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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:
9781118615997
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/07/2013
Series:
Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
312,237
File size:
1 MB

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