The Big Bang Theory and Philosophy: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Aristotle, Locke

John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (2012)
_A lighthearted meditation on the philosophical quandaries of the hit television show _The Big Bang Theory__ Ever wonder what Aristotle might say about the life Sheldon Cooper leads? Why Thomas Hobbes would applaud the roommate agreement? Who Immanuel Kant would treat with "haughty derision" for weaving "un-unravelable webs?" And—most importantly—whether Wil Wheaton _is_ truly evil? Of course you have. Bazinga! This book mines the deep thinking of some of history's most potent philosophical minds to explore your most pressing questions about _The Big Bang Theory_ and its nerdy genius characters. You might find other philosophy books on science and cosmology, but only this one refers to Darth Vader Force-chokes, cloning Leonard Nimoy, and oompa-loompa-like engineers. Fo-shizzle. Gives you irresistibly geek-worthy insights on your favorite _Big Bang Theory_ characters, story lines, and ideas Examines important themes involving ethics and virtue, science, semiotics, religion, and the human condition Brings the thinking of some of the world's greatest philosophers to bear on _The Big Bang Theory_, from Aristotle and Plato to Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Simone de Beauvoir, and more Essential reading for every _Big Bang Theory_ fan, this book explores whether comic-book-wielding geeks can lead the good life, and whether they can know enough science to "tear the mask off nature and stare at the face of God."
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Call number PN1992.77.B485.B54 2012
ISBN(s) 9781118074558   1118074556  
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