Mr. Monk and Philosophy: The Curious Case Of The Defective Detective by D. E. WittkowerMr. Monk and Philosophy: The Curious Case Of The Defective Detective by D. E. Wittkower

Mr. Monk and Philosophy: The Curious Case Of The Defective Detective

EditorD. E. Wittkower

Paperback | February 5, 2010

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A neatly organized and hygienic book in which the philosopher-authors obsessively follow up every clue to solve the case of Mr. Monk, the flawed detective played by Tony Shalhoub on USA Network's show, Monk.Neatly organized,Mr. Monk and Philosophy uses philosophy to uncover more about the brilliant obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk. With the guidance of history's greatest thinkers, readers learn who Monk really is, why he is the way he is, and what they can learn from him. Chapters address such topics as Mr. Monk's unique use of logic, how everyone uses their own phobias and idiosyncrasies to navigate a threatening world, and what Monk says about what it means to be a hero (albeit a flawed one). Monk's relationships receivespecial attention: his dedication to his late wife, Trudy, teaches us about romantic partnership, while his relationships with Sharona and Natalie reveal the importance of friendship in dealing with illness, death, and tragedy. Neatly organized,Mr. Monk and Philosophy uses philosophy to uncover more about the brilliant obsessive-compulsive detective Adrian Monk. With the guidance of history's greatest thinkers, readers learn who Monk really is, why he is the way he is, and what they can learn from him. Chapters address such topics as Mr. Monk's unique use of logic, how everyone uses their own phobias and idiosyncrasies to navigate a threatening world, and what Monk says about what it means to be a hero (albeit a flawed one). Monk's relationships receivespecial attention: his dedication to his late wife, Trudy, teaches us about romantic partnership, while his relationships with Sharona and Natalie reveal the importance of friendship in dealing with illness, death, and tragedy.
Title:Mr. Monk and Philosophy: The Curious Case Of The Defective DetectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.59 inPublished:February 5, 2010Publisher:Carus PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0812696743

ISBN - 13:9780812696745

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from INTELLIGENT AN INTELLIGENT ANALYSIS OF A GREAT TV CHARACTER. THIS BOOK WOULD BE ESPECIALLY USEFUL FOR PERSONS WITH OCD BECAUSE IT SHOWS THAT THEY CAN BE USEFUL AND DEVELOP IMPORTANT SKILLS DESPITE THEIR DISABILITY.
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