Boardwalk Empire and Philosophy

Boardwalk Empire and Philosophy

This book is directed at thoughtful fans of the show. Here, readers discover parallels between the events in Boardwalk Empire and contemporary political events.

Author: Richard Greene

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812698329

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 706

From Machiavellian city officials to big-time mobsters, corrupt beat cops, and overzealous G-men, Boardwalk Empire is replete with philosophically compelling characters who find themselves in philosophically interesting situations. This book is directed at thoughtful fans of the show. Here, readers discover parallels between the events in Boardwalk Empire and contemporary political events. Twenty philosophers address issues in political philosophy, ethics, aesthetics, feminism, and metaphysics. Is Nucky Thomson a Machiavellian prince or a Nietzschean superman? Is Jimmy's resentment towards Nucky justified, given that Jimmy would never have come into existence had his parents not met? What can be said about the ethics of lying in the seedy world of bootlegging? Agent Van Alden’s unique religious attitudes bring a warped sense of morality to the Boardwalk universe. One chapter brings to light the moral character of Van Alden’s God. Other chapters explores the roles that storytelling, deception, and gender play in the show.
Categories: Philosophy

Girls and Philosophy

Girls and Philosophy

In Girls and Philosophy, a team of diverse yet always sensitive, empathic, and ept philosophers approach the world of Girls from a variety of angles and philosophical points of view.

Author: Richard Greene

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812698879

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 680

The drama-comedy show Girls—often under-rated by being perceived as Sex and the City for the Millennial generation—has made TV history and provoked controversy for its pitilessly accurate portrayal of four oddly sympathetic twenty-something female characters, notable for their self-absorption, empathy deficits, and ineptitude with relationships. Among other breakthroughs, it is the first show to depict the sex act among the alienated young as nearly always awkward and unfulfilling. In Girls and Philosophy, a team of diverse yet always sensitive, empathic, and ept philosophers approach the world of Girls from a variety of angles and philosophical points of view. Underlying this New York world is the new reality of ambitious yet unfocused young people from comparatively advantaged backgrounds having their expectations chilled by the severe and prolonged economic recession. The writers attack many fascinating issues arising from Girls, including the meaning of authenticity in the twenty-first century, coming of age in a society with no clear guidelines for most of what matters in life,Girls as the only TV show the pop-culture-hating professor Theodor Adorno might have admired, feminist appraisals of these not-very-feminist characters and their frustrations, what the wardrobes of the four mean philosophically, how each of the four deals with the anxiety that comes from inescapable freedom, whether we need to amend the traditional list of seven deadly sins in the context of present-day New York, how the speech of the Millennials illustrates Austin’s theory of speech acts, how the learning of Hannah, Shoshanna, Jessa, and Marnie compares with the ancient Greek theory of the education of the young, and of course, why we once again find it natural to think of women in their early- to mid-twenties as ‘girls’.
Categories: Philosophy

The Rolling Stones and Philosophy

The Rolling Stones and Philosophy

VOLUME 1 Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing (
2000) VOLUME 2 The Simpsons and ... and Wayne Yuen Boardwalk Empire and
Philosophy (2012) Edited by Richard Greene and Rachel Robison-Greene
Planet ...

Author: Luke Dick

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812697599

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 697

From their commanding role in the so-called British Invasion of the early 1960s to their status as the elder statesmen (and British Knight) of rock and roll, the Stones have become more than an evanescent phenomenon in pop culture. They have become a touchstone not only for the history of our times—their performance at the Altamont Raceway marked the "end of the sixties," while their 1990 concert in Prague helped Czechoslovakia and other eastern bloc nations celebrate their newfound freedom (and satisfaction) out from under Moscow’s thumb. Because of their longevity, the music and career of the Stones—much more than The Beatles—stand as touchstones in the personal lives of even casual Stones fans. Everyone of a certain age remembers the Stones on Ed Sullivan, the death of founder Brian Jones, their favorite songs, concerts, or videos, and their stance in the classic “Beatles versus Stones” debates. In the wake of Keith Richards’s bestselling autobiography, Life (2010), many are now reliving these events and decades from the viewpoint of the band’s endearing and seemingly death-defying guitarist. The chapters in The Rolling Stones and Philosophy celebrate the Stones’ place in our lives by digging into the controversies, the symbols, and meanings the band and its songs have for so many. What might you mean (and what did Mick mean) by “sympathy for the Devil”? Did the Stones share any of the blame for the deaths at Altamont, as critic Lester Bangs charged they did in Rolling Stone magazine? What theories of ethics and personality lay behind the good-boy image of the Beatles and the bad-boy reputation the Stones acquired? If Keith Richards really had his blood replaced four separate times, does that make him a zombie? How do the Glimmer Twins help us refine our understanding of friendship? Written by a dozen philosophers and scholars who adore the Rolling Stones not only for their music, this book will become required reading for anyone seeking maximum satisfaction from "the world's greatest rock and roll band."
Categories: Philosophy

Poker and Philosophy

Poker and Philosophy

VOLUME 1 Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing (
2000) VOLUME 2 The Simpsons and ... Apes and Philosophy (2013) Edited by
John Huss Boardwalk Empire and Philosophy (2013) Edited by Richard Greene
and ...

Author: Eric Bronson

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812698107

Category: Philosophy

Page: 222

View: 655

Does God play cards with the universe? Do women have better poker faces than men? What’s the most existential poker movie ever made? Is life more meaningful when you go all-in? Is online poker really still poker? Poker and Philosophy ponders these questions and more, pitting young lions against old masters as the brashness of Phil Hellmuth meets the arrogance of Socrates, the recklessness of Doyle Brunson challenges the desperation of Dostoyevsky, and the coolness of Chris Moneymaker takes on the American tradition of capitalist ingenuity. This witty collection of essays demonstrates what serious card sharks have long known: winning big takes more than a good hand and a straight face. Stacking the metaphorical deck with a serious grounding in philosophy is the key to raking it in, because as Machiavelli proved long ago, it’s a lot better to be feared than loved, and lying is not the same as cheating.
Categories: Philosophy

U2 and Philosophy

U2 and Philosophy

VOLUME 1 Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing (
2000) VOLUME 2 The Simpsons and ... Apes and Philosophy (2013) Edited by
John Huss Boardwalk Empire and Philosophy (2013) Edited by Richard Greene
and ...

Author: Mark A. Wrathall

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812698138

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

View: 930

Is it possible to be a committed Christian and a rock superstar? Can political activists make good music? Do hugely successful rock bands really care about AIDS and poverty in Africa, or is it just another image-enhancing schtick? U2 and Philosophy ponders these and other seeming dichotomies in the career of the Irish supergroup. For over two decades, U2 has been one of the biggest acts in rock music. They’ve produced over a dozen platinum and multiplatinum records and won 15 Grammy Awards. Critics everywhere have praised the band’s thoughtful, complex lyrics and the artistry of their music. At the same time, Bono, the group’s lead singer, has dedicated himself to political and social causes, blurring the line between rock star and respected statesman. Offering fresh insight into the band’s music and activism, these thought-provoking essays allows fans to discover philosophy through the eyes of U2, and rediscover U2 through the eyes of philosophers.
Categories: Philosophy

2004 Writer s Market

2004 Writer s Market

No gardening , philosophy or psychology ; generally not interested in travel but
will consider travel that gives sound ecological ... Recent Title ( s ) : Boardwalk
Empire : The Birth , High Times , and Corruption of Atlantic City , by Nelson
Johnson ...

Author: Kathryn S. Brogan

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582971897

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1120

View: 165

The standard guide for writers contains thousands of up-to-date entries--including more than one thousand new ones--along with submission information, editorial requirements, interviews with successful writers, thousands of phone and fax numbers, email addresses, and guidance on how much to charge for freelancing. Original. 130,000 first printing.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

2004 Writer s Market Online

2004 Writer s Market Online

No gardening , philosophy or psychology ; generally not interested in travel but
will consider travel that gives sound ecological ... Recent Title ( s ) : Boardwalk
Empire : The Birth , High Times , and Corruption of Atlantic City , by Nelson
Johnson ...

Author: Kathryn Struckel Brogan

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582971900

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1120

View: 547

A guide for the freelance writer, listing pertinent information about publications and editors
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Writer s Market

The Writer s Market

No gardening , philosophy , or psychology ; generally not interested in travel but
will consider travel that gives sound ecological ... Recent Title ( s ) Boardwalk
Empire : The Birth , High Times , and Corruption of Atlantic City , by Nelson
Johnson ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062125946

Category: Authorship

Page: 1178

View: 477

Contains a list of entries that provide potential markets for writers, covering magazines, publishers, syndicates, and contests, providing information on submission requirements, pay scale, freelance work, and listings of editors and agents.
Categories: Authorship

The Boardwalk

The Boardwalk

A city of great poetry , he boasted , birthplace of Goethe , cradle of vigorous
philosophical discourse and all the arts ... no city so great in central Europe as
Frankfurt , home of the first Rothschild bank and capital city of the Holy Roman
Empire .

Author: Robert Kotlowitz

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0394492269

Category:

Page: 275

View: 164

Categories:

Manas

Manas

Smith remarks that currently this discipline is virtually dead : British philosophy
has foregone metaphysics generally , continental ... A - cosmism at large ,
lapping at the shores of thought ' s entire empire , streaming into the inlets of
every specialized discipline , breaking into spray which salts the eyes of even the
man on the boardwalk — a - cosmism in these proportions is a twentieth - century
discovery .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015073797550

Category: Philosophy, Modern

Page:

View: 961

Categories: Philosophy, Modern

Process and Divinity

Process and Divinity

Philosophical essays presented to Charles Hartshorne and edited by William L.
Reese & Eugene Freeman Charles Hartshorne William ... A-cosmism at large,
lapping at the shores of thought's entire empire, streaming into the inlets of every
specialized discipline, breaking into spray which salts the eyes of even the man
on the boardwalk— a-cosmism in these proportions is a twentieth century
discovery.

Author: William L. Reese

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015000686403

Category: Philosophy

Page: 633

View: 922

Categories: Philosophy

AB Bookman s Weekly

AB Bookman s Weekly

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015039369155

Category: Antiquarian booksellers

Page:

View: 306

Categories: Antiquarian booksellers

Beyond the Post modern Mind

Beyond the Post modern Mind

Author: Huston Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: 0835605922

Category: Philosophy

Page: 201

View: 536

The limits of science in discerning Ultimate Reality have brought Westerners to "as sharp an impasse in history as we have faced, " says Huston Smith. This new edition of critically acclaimed essays explores possible breakthroughts in the direction of reaching a liberated and enlightened consciousness. It contains a new preface and new final chapter.
Categories: Philosophy

The Celebrity Who s who

The Celebrity Who s who

Decorated Order Brit . Empire . Address : care Boardwalk Records 9884 Santa
Monica Blvd Beverly Hills CA 90212 ... Ed . , Bucharest High Sch . , 1932 ; La
Bucharest ( philosophy ) , 1932 - 38 ; Dottore Archittura , Regio Poltecnico ,
Faculta ...

Author: World Almanac

Publisher: World Almanac Books

ISBN: 0345339908

Category: Celebrities

Page: 384

View: 927

Categories: Celebrities

The Etude

The Etude

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:319510021962575

Category: Music

Page:

View: 723

A monthly journal for the musician, the music student, and all music lovers.
Categories: Music

The American Hebrew

The American Hebrew

... of HOTEL ROSE INN EMPIRE HOTEL TIVE MUST not be misled by specious
and spurious appeals to our prejudices and fears , nor ... Judaism cannot accept
as the instrument of its salvation the very philosophy of nationalism which is
leading the world to destruction . ... ATlantic City 4 - 9685 124 SOUTH NEW
JERSEY AVENUE , NEAR BOARDWALK , ATLANTIC CITY SPECIAL OFFER
Lincoln ' s and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030686457

Category: Jews

Page:

View: 947

Categories: Jews

Advertising Age

Advertising Age

The company philosophy remains to “ continue .. embroiling ourselves in
controversy , " Mr. Myerson said , " because it's important for our readers . ...
OTHER OPERATIONS Apex Properties , Boardwalk Properties , International
Nuclear Systems Organization , Penthouse Films , Penthouse ... Last year was
one of business as usual , albeit at a somewhat reduced rate , for the empire of
Robert Guccione .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000098256914

Category: Advertising

Page:

View: 989

Categories: Advertising

New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art

New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art

New York S Mathematical Philosophy . ... in the action have Adventures of a
Roman Nobleman success of the union . color and vitality - one would know in
the Days of the Empire . ... to ronic young officer who returned Atlantic City : 1921
Boardwalk the care of the grievously wounded from France with several
decoraAlbany ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCD:31175032267836

Category: Books

Page:

View: 548

Categories: Books