The Walking Dead and Philosophy: Zombie Apocalypse Now [NOOK Book]

Overview


Rick, Lori, Shane, Carl, Dale, Andrea, and Michonne--human survivors of a zombie apocalypse--don't know much about philosophy, but philosophical ideas continue to shamble on through their world, and there's no excape from them.

The Walking Dead is both a hugely successful comics series and a popular TV show. This epic story of a zombie apocalypse is unique. It focuses on ...
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The Walking Dead and Philosophy: Zombie Apocalypse Now

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Overview


Rick, Lori, Shane, Carl, Dale, Andrea, and Michonne--human survivors of a zombie apocalypse--don't know much about philosophy, but philosophical ideas continue to shamble on through their world, and there's no excape from them.

The Walking Dead is both a hugely successful comics series and a popular TV show. This epic story of a zombie apocalypse is unique. It focuses on the long-term individual, social, and moral consequences of survival by small groups of humans in a world overrun by infected zombies.

Guns, chainsaws, and machetes are not enough for survival: humans also need agreement on rules of conduct. Can equality or fairness have any polace in the post-apocalyptic world? Do theft or even assault and murder become okay under desperate circumstances? Who should be recognized as having political authority? What about eating human flesh? Should survivors have children?

As zombies have low IQs, terrible manners, and the overpowering urge to eat people, do they have any rights at all? Am I still me if I become a zombie? Do zombies know anything? are they rational? Would it be ethical to train a zombie and keep it as a pet? What the heck are P-zombies? And why would we all jump at the chance
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812697926
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/19/2012
  • Series: Popular Culture and Philosophy
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 338,261
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author


Wayne Yuen teaches philosophy at Ohlone College in California.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    To "get it right"

    The "...and Philosophy" series takes things that are in the popular culture and uses them to illustrate complex philosophical issues. Books in the series have referenced Seinfeld, baseball, Harry Potter, Watchmen, and even Breaking Bad. So the fact is that they do get it right. TWD is a very philosophically complex series with a lot to offer.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    Get it right

    Ur all mising the point why get this book when the tv show is based off the comic's of the walking dead.

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    Walking dead

    it is a lot like the show i give this 5 stars
    cuse it is so awsome you should get it

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2013

    Awsome

    I love the show but how mamy pages are there in the book by the way book or#1 its not a scam i already put a credit card number in and it works perfectly

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2012

    Book

    Really want this but it keeps asking for a stupid credit card #, even though I have $50 dollars worth of gift cards. I think its a scam. But I love the Walking Dead :)

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2013

    How many pages?

    Tell me

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    I love the eposodes

    COOL

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2013

    Walking dead

    I love the walking dead but i got sad when lori died .

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2013

    By zombie gril

    Love the book love the show love evrything with walking dead so you sould totly by the bookk

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2012

    Ok

    Great to know i guess. I've never seen it so, it great to know you like it.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 13, 2012

    Clivk here!!!!!!! Please i will love you.

    I LOVE THIS SHOW!!!!!!!

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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