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The Big Lebowski and Philosophy

Keeping Your Mind Limber with Abiding Wisdom

Wiley, J,
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Celebrate the Dude with an abiding look at the philosophy behindThe Big Lebowski
Is the Dude a bowling-loving stoner or a philosophical geniusliving the good life? Naturally, it's the latter, and The BigLebowski and Philosophy explains why. Enlisting the help ofgreat thinkers like Plato and Nietzsche, the book explores themovie's hidden philosophical layers, cultural reflection, andpolitical commentary. It also answers key questions, including: TheDude abides, but is abiding a virtue? Is the Dude an Americanizedversion of the Taoist way of life? How does The Big Lebowskiillustrate the Just War Theory? How does bowling help Donny,Walter, and the Dude oppose nihilism? Yes, the Dude is deep, and sois this book. Don't watch the movie--or go to LebowskiFest--without it.
* Explores many of The Big Lebowski's key themes, such asnihilism, war and politics, money and materialism, idealism andmorality, history, and more
* Gives you new perspective on the movie's characters--theDude, the Big Lebowski, Walter Sobchak, Donny, Maude Lebowski,Bunny Lebowski, and others
* Helps you appreciate the Coen Brothers classic even more withthe insights of Aristotle, Epicurus, Kant, Derrida, and otherphilosophical heavyweights


Titel: The Big Lebowski and Philosophy
Autoren/Herausgeber: Peter S. Fosl (Hrsg.)
Weitere Mitwirkende: William Irwin
Aus der Reihe: The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9781118180983

Seitenzahl: 304
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

Peter S. Fosl is chair of the philosophy program at TransylvaniaUniversity. Coauthor of The Philosopher's Toolkit, he hascontributed to Metallica and Philosophy, Ultimate Lost andPhilosophy, Terminator and Philosophy, Heroes and Philosophy, andTwilight and Philosophy. Visit www.PeterFosl.us for moreinformation.
William Irwin is a professor of philosophy at King's College inWilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He originated the philosophy andpopular culture genre of books as coeditor of the bestselling TheSimpsons and Philosophy and has overseen recent titles includingHouse and Philosophy, Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy, andInception and Philosophy.

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