Lost and Philosophy: The Island Has Its Reasons

Lost and Philosophy: The Island Has Its Reasons

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Lost and Philosophy: The Island Has Its Reasons 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Wondering232 More than 1 year ago
Like other books by Blackwell (and other publishers) on pop culture and philosophy, "Lost and Philosophy - The Island Has Its Reasons" uses a popular TV series to explain philosophical schools of thought to a greater degree than it uses philosophy to explain Lost. If you're expecting further insights from the producers of Lost and deleted scenes - buy the DVDs. These essays are about having a framework for greater understanding of philosophical, ethical and even pyschological issues. The book is organized into four sections: "L is for Love"; "O is for Origin"; "S is for Survival; and "T is for Transformation". The structure of the series and the character development makes "Lost" particularily well suited for use as illustration in such chapters as "The Others Are Coming: Ideology and Otherness in Lost.", and "Lost and the Problem of Life After Birth." Can a TV series entertain us and make us think? Lost does, and "Lost and Philosophy" can elevate the level of that discussion.