Doctor Who And Philosophy Bigger On The Inside Book
Part #: 9780812696882
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Not only is Doctor Who the longest-running science fiction television show in history, but it has also been translated into numerous languages, broadcast around the world, and referred to as the “way of the future” by some British political leaders. The old (or Classic) Doctor Who series built up a loyal American cult following, with regular conventions and other activities. The new series, relaunched in 2005, has emerged from culthood into mass awareness, with a steadily growing viewership and major sales of DVDs. The current series, featuring the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, is breaking all earlier records, in both the UK and the US.
In Doctor Who and Philosophy, a team of mostly human philosophers (who are also fans) looks at the deeper issues raised by the Doctor's mind-blowing adventures. The book examines issues of personal identity, and explains how the Doctor provides valuable insights into understanding “who” we are. The volume also discusses Doctor Who’s representation of science, logic, speciesism, perception, physics, and causation. A section on ethics provides both a nice introduction to ethics and also some important insights into how the Doctor tells us to live the good life. In addition, two chapters deal with human existence and aesthetics.
* Two bonuses. First, there is a collection of insightful quotes from the Classic and New series of Doctor Who
* 429 pages
* Soft cover book
* Quotes provide a wealth of philosophical knowledge
* Volume contains a complete list of episodes and companions, so the reader can look back on all of the Doctor’s adventures and friends