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The Resource Breaking bad and philosophy, edited by David R. Koepsell and Robert Arp

Breaking bad and philosophy, edited by David R. Koepsell and Robert Arp

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Breaking bad and philosophy
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Breaking bad and philosophy
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edited by David R. Koepsell and Robert Arp
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eng
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"Breaking Bad, hailed by Stephen King, Chuck Klosterman, and many others as the best of all TV drama, tells the story of a man whose life changes because of the medical death sentence of an advanced cancer diagnosis. The show depicts his metamorphosis from inoffensive chemistry teacher to feared drug lord and remorseless killer. Driven at first by the desire to save his family from destitution, he risks losing his family altogether because of his new life of crime. In defiance of the tradition that viewers demand a TV character who never changes, Breaking Bad is all about the process of change, with each scene carrying forward the morphing of Walter White into the terrible Heisenberg. Can a person be transformed as the result of a few key life choices? Does everyone have the potential to be a ruthless criminal? How will we respond to the knowledge that we will be dead in six months? Is human life subject to laws as remorseless as chemical equations? When does injustice validate brutal retaliation? Why are drug addicts unsuitable for operating the illegal drug business? How can TV viewers remain loyal to a series where the hero becomes the villain? Does Heisenberg's Principle of Uncertainty rule our destinies? In Breaking Bad and Philosophy, a hand-picked squad of professional thinkers investigate the crimes of Walter White, showing how this story relates to the major themes of philosophy and the major life decisions facing all of us"--
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Koepsell, David R.
  • Arp, Robert
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  • Art and philosophy
  • Television programs
  • Popular culture
  • Ethics
  • Justice
  • Philosophy
  • Amphetamine
  • Right and wrong
  • Thought and thinking
  • Television
  • United States
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badder living though chemistry
Label
Breaking bad and philosophy, edited by David R. Koepsell and Robert Arp
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
242 p.
Isbn
9780812697643
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(pbk.)
Lccn
2012013078
Label
Breaking bad and philosophy, edited by David R. Koepsell and Robert Arp
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
242 p.
Isbn
9780812697643
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012013078

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