The Sopranos and Philosophy

This collection of essays by philosophers who are also fans does a deep probe of the Sopranos, analyzing the adventures and personalities of Tony, Carmella, Livia, and the rest of television's most irresistible mafia family for their ...

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Author: Richard Greene

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812698084

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

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This collection of essays by philosophers who are also fans does a deep probe of the Sopranos, analyzing the adventures and personalities of Tony, Carmella, Livia, and the rest of television's most irresistible mafia family for their metaphysical, epistemological, value theory, eastern philosophical, and contemporary postmodern possibilities. No prior philosophical qualificationsor mob connections are required to enjoy these musings, which are presented with the same vibrancy and wit that have made the show such a hit.

The Sopranos

Retrieved 23 December 2013 from http://www.italystl.com/ra/756.htm The subtitle
of the volume The Sopranos and Philosophy: I Kill Therefore I Am cleverly
situates the essays in the philosophical genre while drawing attention to the fact
that ...

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Author: Franco Ricci

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442615717

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 324

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In The Sopranos: Born under a Bad Sign, Franco Ricci presents an insightful analysis of the groundbreaking HBO series and its complex psychological themes.

The Palgrave Handbook of the Philosophy of Film and Motion Pictures

Much the same praise was bestowed on “The Sopranos,” and its crew of small-
scale hoodlums trying to preserve the vestiges of loyalty and honor in the
diminished landscapes of New Jersey. The gravitas of “The Godfather” was still
there, but ...

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Author: Noël Carroll

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030196011

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1061

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This handbook brings together essays in the philosophy of film and motion pictures from authorities across the spectrum. It boasts contributions from philosophers and film theorists alike, with many essays employing pluralist approaches to this interdisciplinary subject. Core areas treated include film ontology, film structure, psychology, authorship, narrative, and viewer emotion. Emerging areas of interest, including virtual reality, video games, and nonfictional and autobiographical film also have dedicated chapters. Other areas of focus include the film medium’s intersection with contemporary social issues, film’s kinship to other art forms, and the influence of historically seminal schools of thought in the philosophy of film. Of emphasis in many of the essays is the relationship and overlap of analytic and continental perspectives in this subject.

The Philosophy of TV Noir

In this first-of-its-kind collection, contributors from philosophy, film studies, and literature raise fundamental questions about the human predicament, giving this unique volume its moral resonance and demonstrating why television noir ...

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Author: Steven Sanders

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813181561

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Film noir reflects the fatalistic themes and visual style of hard-boiled novelists and many émigré filmmakers in 1940s and 1950s America, emphasizing crime, alienation, and moral ambiguity. In The Philosophy of TV Noir, Steven M. Sanders and Aeon J. Skoble argue that the legacy of film noir classics such as The Maltese Falcon, Kiss Me Deadly, and The Big Sleep is also found in episodic television from the mid-1950s to the present. In this first-of-its-kind collection, contributors from philosophy, film studies, and literature raise fundamental questions about the human predicament, giving this unique volume its moral resonance and demonstrating why television noir deserves our attention. The introduction traces the development of TV noir and provides an overview and evaluation of the book's thirteen essays, each of which discusses an exemplary TV noir series. Realism, relativism, and integrity are discussed in essays on Dragnet, Naked City, The Fugitive, and Secret Agent. Existentialist themes of authenticity, nihilism, and the search for life's meaning are addressed in essays on Miami Vice, The Sopranos, Carnivale, and 24. The methods of crime scene investigation in The X-Files and CSI are examined, followed by an exploration of autonomy, selfhood, and interpretation in The Prisoner, Twin Peaks, The X-Files, and Millennium. With this focus on the philosophical dimensions of crime, espionage, and science fiction series, The Philosophy of TV Noir draws out the full implications of film noir and establishes TV noir as an art form in its own right.

The Beatles and Philosophy

Philosopher Kings ( 2006 ) Edited by Eric Bronson VOLUME 7 The Sopranos and
Philosophy : 1 Kill Therefore I Am ( 2004 ) Edited by Richard Greene and Peter
Vernezze VOLUME 21 U2 and Philosophy : How to Decipher an Atomic Band ...

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Author: Michael Baur

Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015064203766

Category: Philosophy

Page: 301

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"A collection of essays explores philosophical aspects of the Beatles' music, lyrics, and political acitivities. Topics addressed include: skepticism and epistemology, the philosophy of love, altered consciousness and drug culture, and Marxism and socialphilosophy"--Provided by publisher.

Dexter and Philosophy

Does Dexter fit the profile of the familiar fictional type of the superhero? What part does luck play in making Dexter who he is? How and why are horror and disgust turned into aesthetic pleasure for the TV viewer?

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Author: Richard Greene

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812697261

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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What explains the huge popular following for Dexter, currently the most-watched show on cable, which sympathetically depicts a serial killer driven by a cruel compulsion to brutally slay one victim after another? Although Dexter Morgan kills only killers, he is not a vigilante animated by a sense of justice but a charming psychopath animated by a lust to kill, ritualistically and bloodily. However his gory appetite is controlled by “Harry’s Code,” which limits his victims to those who have gotten away with murder, and his job as a blood spatter expert for the Miami police department gives him the inside track on just who those legitimate targets may be. In Dexter and Philosophy, an elite team of philosophers don their rubber gloves and put Dexter’s deeds under the microscope. Since Dexter is driven to ritual murder by his “Dark Passenger,” can he be blamed for killing, especially as he only murders other murderers? Does Dexter fit the profile of the familiar fictional type of the superhero? What part does luck play in making Dexter who he is? How and why are horror and disgust turned into aesthetic pleasure for the TV viewer? How essential is Dexter’s emotional coldness to his lust for slicing people up? Are Dexter’s lies and deceptions any worse than the lies and deceptions of the non-criminals around him? Why does Dexter long to be a normal human being and why can’t he accomplish this apparently simple goal?

The Grateful Dead and Philosophy

... Baseball and Philosophy : Thinking Outside the Batter ' s Box ( 2004 ) Edited
by Eric Bronson VOLUME 21 U2 and Philosophy : How to Decipher an Atomic
Band ( 2006 ) Edited by Mark A . Wrathall VOLUME 7 The Sopranos and
Philosophy ...

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Author: Steven Gimbel

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123279460

Category: Philosophy

Page: 249

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Twenty philosophical essays about the Grateful Dead phenomenon evaluates the bad, its lyrics, and its influence from a variety of ancient and modern perspectves to consider how it fits into broader trends of American thought. Original.

IPod and Philosophy

... Rings and Philosophy : One Book to Rule Them All ( 2003 ) VOLUME 6
Baseball and Philosophy : Thinking Outside the Batter ' s Box ( 2004 ) VOLUME 7
The Sopranos and Philosophy : 1 Kill Therefore I Am ( 2004 ) VOLUME 8 Woody
Allen ...

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Author: D. E. Wittkower

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015082686802

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

View: 407

"Essays examine philosophical aspects of the iPod portable audio player, focusing on its status as a cultural icon and object with many meanings"--Provided by publisher.

Pink Floyd and Philosophy

Series Editor : George A . Reisch Popular Culture and Philosophy Pink Floyd and
Philosophy Careful with ... 6 Baseball and Philosophy : Thinking Outside the
Batter ' s Box ( 2004 ) VOLUME 7 The Sopranos and Philosophy : I Kill Therefore
I ...

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Author: George A. Reisch

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123353844

Category: Philosophy

Page: 298

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"Essays critically examine philosophical concepts and problems in the music and lyrics of the band Pink Floyd"--Provided by publisher.

Jimmy Buffett and Philosophy

Series Editor : George A . Reisch Jimmy Buffett and Philosophy The Porpoise
Driven Life Edited by ... VOLUME 6 Baseball and Philosophy : Thinking Outside
the Batter ' s Box ( 2004 ) VOLUME 7 The Sopranos and Philosophy : I Kill
Therefore ...

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Author: Erin McKenna

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015080831723

Category: Music

Page: 234

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An examination of the philosophical aspects of Jimmy Buffett's music, presented in a series of articles that also explores the ways in which to approach philosophy from a perspective of Buffett's works, evaluates key questions about ancient and contemporary philosophers from Epicurus and Diogenes to John Dewey and Judith Butler. Original.

James Bond and Philosophy

... and Philosophy : Thinking Outside the Batter ' s Box ( 2004 ) Edited by Eric
Bronson Volume 20 Poker and Philosophy : Pocket Rockets and Philosopher
Kings ( 2006 ) Edited by Eric Bronson VOLUME 7 The Sopranos and Philosophy
: I Kill ...

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Author: Jacob M. Held

Publisher: Popular Culture and Philosophy

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123591815

Category: Bond, James (Fictitious character)

Page: 244

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Fifteen witty, thought-provoking essays discuss hidden issues in James Bond's world, from his carnal pleasures to his license to kill. Among the lively topics explored are Bond's relation to existentialism, his objectification of women, and more. A reference guide to all the Bond movies rounds out the book.

The Tao of Bada Bing

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Author: David Chase

Publisher: Carhil Ventures

ISBN: 1566492785

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 979

Presents selected quotes from each episode of the Sopranos juxtaposed against quotes from the Tao Te Ching.

American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly

An asterisk denotes a publication by a member of the American Catholic
Philosophical Association . The Editors welcome suggestions for reviews . Allison
, James . On Being Liked . New York : The Crossroad Publishing Co. , 2004 . Pp .
xvii + ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556035767912

Category: Philosophy

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Film and the Emotions

The Philosophy of Horror or Paradoxes of the Heart . London : Routledge . 1998.
A Philosophy of Mass Art . Oxford : Clarendon Press . 2004. “ Sympathy for the
Devil . ” In The Sopranos and Philosophy : 1 Kill Therefore I Am , ed . Richard ...

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Author: Peter A. French

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002891138

Category: Emotions in motion pictures

Page: 340

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A Community of Inquiry

Conversations Between Classical American Philosophy and American Literature
Patrick Kiaran Dooley ... Later books in the series such as The Sopranos and
Philosophy : I Kill Therefore I Am ( for which I was persuaded to contribute an
essay ) ...

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Author: Patrick Kiaran Dooley

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015074223549

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 255

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Examines the connections between American philosophy and literature. This title includes discussion of subjects ranging from Stephen Crane's metaphysics to business ethics in William Dean Howells, pragmatic religion in Willa Cather and Harold Frederic, John Steinbeck's philosophy of work, and Norman Maclean's philosophy of community.

Everything I Know I Learned from TV

Argues that philosophy hasn't died in our modern cultureless culture; it has merely relocated. Looks at 8 American TV shows, all broadcast in Australia.

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Author: Mark Rowlands

Publisher: Ebury Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105121585363

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 282

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Argues that philosophy hasn't died in our modern cultureless culture; it has merely relocated. Looks at 8 American TV shows, all broadcast in Australia.

Quentin Tarantino and Philosophy

How is Tarantino able to create a coherent story when he jumps between past, future, and present? The philosophers in this book take on those questions and more in essays as provocative as the films themselves.

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Author: Richard Greene

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812697094

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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The films of Quentin Tarantino are ripe for philosophical speculation, raising compelling questions about justice and ethics, violence and aggression, the nature of causality, and the flow of time. In this witty collection of articles, no subject is too taboo for the writers to tackle. From an aesthetic meditation on the use of spraying blood in Kill Bill to the conundrum of translation and reference in Vincent and Jules' discussion about French Big Macs in Pulp Fiction, Tarantino and Philosophy shies away from nothing. Is The Bride a heroic figure, even though she’s motivated solely by revenge? How is Tarantino able to create a coherent story when he jumps between past, future, and present? The philosophers in this book take on those questions and more in essays as provocative as the films themselves.

The Journal of Philosophy

The soprano playing Tosca , of course , sings those words , but does Floria Tosca
? ... and the soprano's singing , given the co - projection principle , does not
exemplify O. Her singing can metaphorically 200 THE JOURNAL OF
PHILOSOPHY.

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Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112046484074

Category: Electronic journals

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Covers topics in philosophy, psychology, and scientific methods. Vols. 31- include "A Bibliography of philosophy," 1933-

The Philosophy of Martin Scorsese

In Lacanian philosophy , Das Ding describes the aspect of reality in its pure ,
material being , outside of the system of language , which envelopes this mute ,
deadweight reality with cultural and social meaning . The object - ness of the
subject ...

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Author: Mark T. Conard

Publisher: Philosophy of Popular Culture

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124175105

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

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In The Philosophy of Martin Scorsese, an impressive cast of contributors explores the complex themes and philosophical underpinnings of Martin Scorsese's films. One of the most significant filmmakers in the history of American cinema, Scorsese is the creative force behind films such as GoodFellas, Taxi Driver, The Last Temptation of Christ, The Aviator, and The Age of Innocence. The contributing authors use Scorsese's films as vehicles for exploration of philosophical concepts such as friendship and egoism, vigilantism, libertarianism, Buddhist ethics, desire and self-restraint, madness, the criminal mind, beatitude and unhappiness, and the absurd.