Boardwalk Empire and Philosophy: Bootleg This Book by Richard GreeneBoardwalk Empire and Philosophy: Bootleg This Book by Richard Greene

Boardwalk Empire and Philosophy: Bootleg This Book

EditorRichard Greene, Rachel Robison-greene

Paperback | October 18, 2013

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A mob of philosophers own the Boardwalk.From Machiavellian city officials to big-time mobsters, corrupt beat cops, and overzealous G-men,Boardwalk Empire is replete with philosophically compelling characters who find themselves in philosophically interesting situations. This book is directed at thoughtful fans of the show. Here, readers discover parallels between the events inBoardwalk Empire and contemporary political events. Twenty philosophers address issues in political philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, feminism, and metaphysics. Is Nucky Thomson a Machiavellian prince or a Nietzschean superman? Is Jimmy's resentment towards Nucky justified, given that Jimmy would never have come into existence had his parents not met? What can be said about the ethics of lying in the seedy world of bootlegging? Agent Van Alden's unique religious attitudes bring a warped sense of morality to theBoardwalk universe. One chapter brings to light the moral character of Van Alden's God. Other chapters explores the roles that storytelling, deception, and gender play in the show. From Machiavellian city officials to big-time mobsters, corrupt beat cops, and overzealous G-men,Boardwalk Empire is replete with philosophically compelling characters who find themselves in philosophically interesting situations. This book is directed at thoughtful fans of the show. Here, readers discover parallels between the events inBoardwalk Empire and contemporary political events. Twenty philosophers address issues in political philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, feminism, and metaphysics. Is Nucky Thomson a Machiavellian prince or a Nietzschean superman? Is Jimmy's resentment towards Nucky justified, given that Jimmy would never have come into existence had his parents not met? What can be said about the ethics of lying in the seedy world of bootlegging? Agent Van Alden's unique religious attitudes bring a warped sense of morality to theBoardwalk universe. One chapter brings to light the moral character of Van Alden's God. Other chapters explores the roles that storytelling, deception, and gender play in the show.
Richard Greene is professor of Philosophy at Weber State University in Utah. He is co-editor of many volumes in the Popular Culture and Philosophy series, the most recent beingDexter and Philosophy. Rachel Robison-Greene is co-editor ofDexter and Philosophy andThe Golden Compass and Philosophy. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Ph...
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Title:Boardwalk Empire and Philosophy: Bootleg This BookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.77 × 6.18 × 0.56 inPublished:October 18, 2013Publisher:Carus PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0812698320

ISBN - 13:9780812698329

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