Lost and Philosophy The Island Has Its Reasons

ISBN-10: 1405163151

ISBN-13: 9781405163156

Edition: 2007

Authors: Sharon M. Kaye, Sharon M. Kaye

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Sometimes it feels like you need a Ph.D. to follow the show. But you don't. You just need this book in which twenty-one philosophers explore the deep questions we all face as survivors on this planet: Does "everything happen for a reason"? Is torture ever justified? Who are the Others? How do we know we're not patients in Hurley's psych ward? What if the Dharma Intitiative is experimenting on us? Desmond may not be able to save Charlie, but this book could save you. A provocative study of the hit television show, "Lost," currently in its third season and set to reach its climax in 2010 Highlights the sense in which "Lost" is a genuinely philosophical show helps fans understand and navigate some of "Lost's" deeper meanings Connects episodes and events in the show to core philosophical issues such as truth, identity, and morality Shows that it's no accident that there are "Lost "characters names Locke, Rousseau, and Hume
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List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Introduction: L.O.S.T. in Lost
L is for Love
What Do Jack and Locke Owe their Fathers?
Should We Condemn Michael for Saving Walt?
Moral Stand-offs: Objectification on Lost
Research Ethics and the Dharma Initiative
The Island of Ethical Subjectivism: Not the Paradise of Lost
O is for Origin
Meaning and Freedom on the Island
What Would You Do? Altered States in Lost
The Island as a Test of Free Will: Freedom of Reinvention and Internal Determinism in Lost
Lost, The Third Policeman, and Guerilla Ontology
Lost in Codes: Interpretation and Deconstruction in Lost's Narrative
S is for Survival
No Exit...from the Island: A Sartrean Analysis of Lost
"The Others Are Coming": Ideology and Otherness in Lost
Tortured Souls
Friends and Enemies in the State of Nature: The Absence of Hobbes and the Presence of Schmitt
Lost's State of Nature
T is for Transformation
The Tao of John Locke
Of Moths and Men: Paths of Redemption on the Island of Second Chances
Everything Happens for a Reason
"Don't mistake coincidence for fate": Lost Theories and Coincidence
Aquinas and Rose on Faith and Reason
Lost and the Problem of Life after Birth
About the Authors
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