The Good Place and Philosophy: Everything is Forking Fine!

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Dive into the moral philosophy at the heart of all four seasons of NBC's The Good Place , guided by academic experts including the show's philosophical consultants Pamela Hieronymi and Todd May, and featuring a foreword from creator and showrunner Michael Schur

  • Explicitly dedicated to the philosophical concepts, questions, and fundamental ethical dilemmas at the heart of the thoughtful and ambitious NBC sitcom The Good Place
  • Navigates the murky waters of moral philosophy in more conceptual depth to call into question what Chidi's ethics lessons-and the show-get right about learning to be a good person
  • Features contributions from The Good Place 's philosophical consultants, Pamela Hieronymi and Todd May, and introduced by the show's creator and showrunner Michael Schur ( Parks and Recreation , The Office )
  • Engages classic philosophical questions, including the clash between utilitarianism and deontological ethics in the "Trolley Problem," Kant's categorical imperative, Sartre's nihilism, and T.M Scanlon's contractualism
  • Explores themes such as death, love, moral heroism, free will, responsibility, artificial intelligence, fatalism, skepticism, virtue ethics, perception, and the nature of autonomy in the surreal heaven-like afterlife of the Good Place
  • Led by Kimberly S. Engels, co-editor of Westworld and Philosophy

Product Details

Price
£15.50  £14.41
Publisher
John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781119633280
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