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Doctor Who and Philosophy: Bigger on the Inside
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Courtland Lewis Paula J. Smithka
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Doctor Who and Philosophy: Bigger on the Inside

Courtland Lewis Paula J. Smithka


Publishers Group West

Doctor Who » Doctor Who Reference;
Reference » Sci-Fi Reference;
Reference » Sci-Fi Literary Criticism;
Doctor Who » First Doctor;
Doctor Who » Second Doctor;
Doctor Who » Third Doctor;
Doctor Who » Fourth Doctor;
Doctor Who » Fifth Doctor;
Doctor Who » Sixth Doctor;
Doctor Who » Seventh Doctor;
Doctor Who » Eighth Doctor;
Doctor Who » Ninth Doctor;
Doctor Who » Tenth Doctor;
Doctor Who » Eleventh Doctor


288 pages

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Not only is Doctor Who the longest-running science fiction television show in history, but it has also been translated into numerous languages, broadcast around the world, and referred to as the 'way of the future' by some British political leaders. Doctor Who and Philosophy contains contributions from some of the sharpest minds in philosophy. The book examines issues of personal identity and how the Doctor provides valuable insights into how we should understand 'who' we are. It discusses Doctor Who's representation of science, logic, speciesism, perception, physics, causation and ethics. In addition, there is a collection of insightful quotes from the classic and new series of Doctor Who, sure to provide a wealth of philosophical knowledge that is both enlightening and entertaining. The volume also contains a complete list of episodes and companions, so the reader can look back on all of the Doctor's adventures and friends.

Edited by:   Courtland Lewis, Paula J. Smithka
Imprint:   Publishers Group West
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 33mm
Weight:   610g
ISBN:   9780812696882
ISBN 10:   0812696883
Series:   Doctor Who
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   December 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Courtland Lewis is a lifelong Doctor Who fan and a doctoral candidate in philosophy at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Paula Smithka is the coeditor of Community, Diversity, and Difference: Implications for Peace. She is also an associate professor of philosophy at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg.

<br> Opening this book is like opening the door to the TARDIS: we get to spend time with our favorite incarnations of the Doctor whether the First, the Fourth, the Eleventh, or Doctor-Donna, and ponder what it means to travel through time, grow a new personality, fall in love, sacrifice for a greater good, and experience the cosmos for all the wonder it is. Really, Doctor Who and Philosophy is even better than a Sonic Screwdriver. <br> --JOSEF STEIFF, Professor of Film at Columbia College Chicago and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Independent Filmmaking <p> This dimensionally transcendental volume explains what the Doctor never gets around to until later: the basics of Gallifreyan philosophy and ethics, as translated through Earth's philosophers. A fun, informative volume for folks interested in an introduction to philosophy through the vortex of Doctor Who. <br> --LYNNE M. THOMAS, co-editor of Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It <p> Lewis and Smithka have done all sapient species a brilliant service by introducing Doctor Who and Philosophy into the time continuum. Like the Doctor's human companions, we get to travel through a universe of Big Ideas with a caring, clever, and, yes, conflicted friend. Next to a real TARDIS swooping down and carrying us off, nothing could beat the experience of reading this book. <br> --PATRICK D. HOPKINS, editor of Sex/Machine <p> Doctor Who and Philosophy makes you want to go right back to episodes like 'Robot' and 'The Brain of Morbius' so you can watch them again, now that you know what they're really about. No series in the entire history of television has lit up all the beacons of classic philosophy like Doctor Who, and this brilliant book is chock full of Time Lord enlightenment. <br> --ROB ARP, Consulting Ontologist and author of Scenario Visualization: An Evolutionary Account of Creative Problem Solving <p> An intriguin

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