Doctor Who and Philosophy: Bigger on the Inside

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Courtland Lewis, Paula J. Smithka
Open Court Publishing, 2010 - Performing Arts - 429 pages
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In Doctor Who and Philosophy, a team of mostly human philosophers (who are also fans) looks at the deeper issues raised by the Doctor's mind-blowing adventures. They discuss, among other topics, the Doctor's philosophy of science, the ethics of a universe with millions of intelligent species, what makes one life-form more important than another, whether time travelers can change history, and how the Doctor Who TV show is changing the world we live in. The chapters draw freely on both the classic series (1963-1989) and the new series. The book includes a collection of entertaining and insightful quotes from Doctor Who plus a complete list of episodes and companions.
 

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In this collection of essays, various philosophers explore philosophic ideas using examples from Doctor Who. Having suffered through two philosophy courses during my undergrad, some of the ideas and ... Read full review

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Contents

EPISODE
6
Who Is the Doctor? For That Matter Who Are You?
15
Whos Who on Gallifrey
27
Is the Doctor Still the DoctorAm I Still
41
EPISODE
53
Could the Daleks Stop the Pyramids Being Built?
67
The Doctor on Reversed Causation and Closed
75
Aint We all the Same? Underneath Aint We All Kin?
99
And Before I
225
What the World Needs Is a Doctor
239
Schopenhauers Master
261
Is the Doctor the Destroyer of Worlds?
283
The Horror of the Weeping Angels
297
Beauty Is Not in the Eyestalk of the Beholder
313
Lots of Planets Have a North
337
The Decline and Fall of the British Empire Sponsored
351

Could There Be Carrionites?
121
Empathy Ethics and Wonder
145
Why the Doctor and Rose Tyler Kant Be Together
167
Why the Daleks Will Never Beat
189
Human Beings Youre Amazing
211
Philosophy Fantastic
373
Episode
393
The Matrix of Time Lord Bibliographic Sources
409
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Courtland G. Lewis, MD Orthopaedic Associates of Hartford Hartford, CT

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