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  • 1
    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Philosophy: Everything Is Fire | William Irwin (editor), Eric Bronson (editor)

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Philosophy: Everything Is Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By William Irwin (editor), Eric Bronson (editor)
    • Narrated By David G. Roberts
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    Stieg Larsson's bestselling Millennium Trilogy - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - is an international phenomenon. These books express Larsson's lifelong war against injustice, his ethical beliefs, and his deep concern for women's rights. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Philosophy probes the compelling philosophical issues behind the entire trilogy.

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    Game of Thrones and Philosophy: Logic Cuts Deeper Than Swords | William Irwin (Editor), Henry Jacoby (Editor)

    Game of Thrones and Philosophy: Logic Cuts Deeper Than Swords

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By William Irwin (Editor), Henry Jacoby (Editor)
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
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    George R. R. Martin's New York Times best-selling epic fantasy book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO television show adapted from it, have earned critical acclaim and inspired fanatic devotion. This book delves into the many philosophical questions that arise in this complex, character-driven series, including: Is it right for a "good" king to usurp the throne of a "bad" one and murder his family? How far should you go to protect your family and its secrets? In a fantasy universe with medieval mores and ethics, can female characters reflect modern feminist ideals?

    Open your eyes and read this please

    Is this a great work of philosophy... no. Does it make you think about topics in different ways...yes. Look, the book might have flaws but I think an..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 12 2013 by Tommy (NEWPORT NEWS, VA, United States)
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    The Big Bang Theory and Philosophy: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Aristotle, Locke | Dean Kowalski (Editor), William Irwin (Editor)

    The Big Bang Theory and Philosophy: Rock, Paper, Scissors, Aristotle, Locke

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Dean Kowalski (Editor), William Irwin (Editor)
    • Narrated By Andrew Eiden
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    Ever wonder what Aristotle might say about the life Sheldon Cooper leads? Why Thomas Hobbes would applaud the roommate agreement? Who Immanuel Kant would treat with "haughty derision" for weaving "un-unravelable webs"? And - most importantly - whether Wil Wheaton is truly evil? Of course you have. Bazinga!

    This book mines the deep thinking of some of history's most potent philosophical minds to explore your most pressing questions about The Big Bang Theory and its nerdy genius characters.

    The talking heads

    This is an amazing and humorous piece of work. I enjoyed it immensely. Not only did it bring to mind some of my favorite moments from the series but ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 24 2012 by Janine (Rhinelander, WI, United States)
  • 4
    Spider-Man and Philosophy: The Web of Inquiry | William Irwin, Jonathan J. Sanford

    Spider-Man and Philosophy: The Web of Inquiry

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By William Irwin, Jonathan J. Sanford
    • Narrated By Alan Marriott
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    Since Stan Lee and Marvel introduced Spider-Man in Amazing Fantasy 15 in 1962, everyone's favorite webslinger has had a long career in comics, graphic novels, cartoons, movies, and even on Broadway. In this book some of history's most powerful philosophers help us explore the enduring questions and issues surrounding this beloved superhero.

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    The Avengers and Philosophy: Earth's Mightiest Thinkers | William Irwin (editor), Mark D. White (editor)

    The Avengers and Philosophy: Earth's Mightiest Thinkers

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By William Irwin (editor), Mark D. White (editor)
    • Narrated By Jeremy Arthur
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    Avengers assemble! Tackling intriguing dilemmas and issues that no single great philosopher can withstand, this powerful book enlists the brainpower of an A-list team of history's most prominent thinkers to explore the themes behind the action of Marvel Comics' all-star superhero team. This thought-provoking book will help you understand this band of superheroes better, whether you've followed the Avengers for years or are a Joss Whedon fan just getting to know them.

    Super? Eh, not quite.

    I'd say so. I was hoping for more wide ranging psych ideas, but it was not completely disappointing.

    Reviewed on December 28 2012 by John B (MILFORD, NEW JERSEY, United States)