Everything I Know I Learned From TV: Philosophy For the Unrepentant Couch Potato: Philosophy Explained Through Our Favourite TV Shows Paperback – 6 Jan 2005
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"Its rigour and lucidity, the persuasive, easy way that philosophical dilemmas are attached to everyday life, Everything I Know I Learned From TV stands far above most previous efforts to popularise philosophy" (Independent)
"The author's delivery may be jokey, but his philosophy is the real thing" (You Magazine, Mail on Sunday)
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I enjoyed reading it.
It basically takes you through most major movies and TV series and combines them with various philosophical terms. Some are quite intersting and it opens up the spectrum in terms of wanting to go and read a different genre of books that you never thought you might want to read.
For example after reading this book, I got hooked on ASSIMOV novels.
Would recommend it anytime
If you like this you might also like (the slightly more serious) "The Moral of the Story" by Nina Rosenstand.
If I do prefer the first volume, it is probably because I prefer SF movies to these television shows, but the thinking and clarity are still top-noth and I highly recommend both of these books.
With each chapter, he offers a refreshing, stimulating look at a certain aspect of philosophy, perfect for either philosophy virgins or those who just need, say, Plato's theory of mind explained in terms of the Sopranos. A positively brilliant experience, this book is just as useful, fun, and interesting as his previous.
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