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The Walking Dead and Philosophy: Zombie Apocalypse Now
     

The Walking Dead and Philosophy: Zombie Apocalypse Now

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by Wayne Yuen
 

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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

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812697926
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/19/2012
Series:
Popular Culture and Philosophy , #68
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
3 MB

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Wayne Yuen teaches philosophy at Ohlone College in California.

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The Walking Dead and Philosophy: Zombie Apocalypse Now 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wayne Yuen along with various other philosophers each introduce interesting philosophical concepts, using The Walking Dead TV and Comic series as a medium. I would recommend this book for friends and family members who love sci-fi and zombies as a means of introducing them to the discipline of philosophy and critical analysis.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
COOL
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the walking dead but i got sad when lori died .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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 :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
it is a lot like the show i give this 5 stars cuse it is so awsome you should get it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ur all mising the point why get this book when the tv show is based off the comic's of the walking dead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great to know i guess. I've never seen it so, it great to know you like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book love the show love evrything with walking dead so you sould totly by the bookk
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS SHOW!!!!!!!