Doctor Who and Philosophy: Bigger On The Inside

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Doctor Who and Philosophy: Bigger On The Inside

Editor Courtland Lewis, Paula Smithka

CARUS PUBLISHING COMPANY | December 1, 2010 | Trade Paperback

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Doctors of philosophy follow the Time Lord-Doctor Who-into the mysteries of space and time. 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. They discuss, among other topics, the Doctor''s philosophy of science, the ethics of a universe with millions of intelligent species, what makes one life-form more important than another, whether time travelers can change history, and how the Doctor Who TV show is changing the world we live in. The chapters draw freely on both the classic series (1963?1989) and the new series. The book includes a collection of entertaining and insightful quotes from Doctor Who plus a complete list of episodes and companions.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 1.18 in

Published: December 1, 2010

Publisher: CARUS PUBLISHING COMPANY

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812696883

ISBN - 13: 9780812696882

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Doctor Who and Philosophy: Bigger On The Inside

Doctor Who and Philosophy: Bigger On The Inside

Editor Courtland Lewis, Paula Smithka

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 288 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 1.18 in

Published: December 1, 2010

Publisher: CARUS PUBLISHING COMPANY

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0812696883

ISBN - 13: 9780812696882

About the Book

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. They discuss, among other topics, the Doctor's philosophy of science, the ethics of a universe with millions of intelligent species, what makes one life-form more important than another, whether time travelers can change history, and how the "Doctor Who" TV show is changing the world we live in. The chapters draw freely on both the classic series (1963-1989) and the new series. The book includes a collection of entertaining and insightful quotes from "Doctor Who" plus a complete list of episodes and companions.

From the Publisher

Doctors of philosophy follow the Time Lord-Doctor Who-into the mysteries of space and time. 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. They discuss, among other topics, the Doctor''s philosophy of science, the ethics of a universe with millions of intelligent species, what makes one life-form more important than another, whether time travelers can change history, and how the Doctor Who TV show is changing the world we live in. The chapters draw freely on both the classic series (1963?1989) and the new series. The book includes a collection of entertaining and insightful quotes from Doctor Who plus a complete list of episodes and companions.

Editorial Reviews

?Opening this book is like opening the door to the TARDIS: we get to spend time with our favorite incarnations of the Doctor whether the First, the Fourth, the Eleventh, or Doctor-Donna, and ponder what it means to travel through time, grow a new personality, fall in love, sacrifice for a greater good, and experience the cosmos for all the wonder it is. Really, Doctor Who and Philosophy is even better than a Sonic Screwdriver.? ?JOSEF STEIFF, Professor of Film at Columbia College Chicago and author of The Complete Idiot?s Guide to Independent Filmmaking ?This dimensionally transcendental volume explains what the Doctor never gets around to until later: the basics of Gallifreyan philosophy and ethics, as translated through Earth?s philosophers. A fun, informative volume for folks interested in an introduction to philosophy through the vortex of Doctor Who.? ?LYNNE M. THOMAS, co-editor of Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It ?Lewis and Smithka have done all sapient species a brilliant service by introducing Doctor Who and Philosophy into the time continuum. Like the Doctor?s human companions, we get to travel through a universe of Big Ideas with a caring, clever, and, yes, conflicted friend. Next to a real TARDIS swooping down and carrying us off, nothing could beat the experience of reading this book.? ?PATRICK D. HOPKINS, editor of Sex/Machine ?Doctor Who and Philosophy makes you want to go right back to episodes like ?Robot? and ?The Br
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