Rick and Morty and Philosophy

Rick and Morty and Philosophy

This volume also includes chapters that examine the experience of watching Rick and Morty. One writer argues that many of the Rick and Morty episodes induce within viewers a state of “Socratic aporia,” or confusion.

Author: Lester C. Abesamis

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 9780812694666

Category: Philosophy

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The adult-oriented science-fiction cartoon series Rick and Morty, shown on Cartoon Network as part of its late-night Adult Swim feature, is famous for its nihilistic anti-hero Rick Sanchez. Rick is a character who rejects God, religion, and meaning, but who embraces science and technology. This leads to a popular show that often presents a world view favorable to science and dismissive of spirituality. It is existentialism mashed up with absurdism with a healthy (or unhealthy) dose of dick jokes thrown in. Rick and Morty and Philosophy focuses on the philosophical underpinnings of the show. The authors explain and develop ideas that are mentioned or illustrated in various episodes, so that fans can get really solid evidence for what they know already: this show is awesome and deep. Rick has access to technology that allows him to jump between dimensions or realities. He brings his grandson, Morty, along with him on these adventures, often putting Morty in mortal danger. However, Rick’s attitude is that there are an infinite number of Mortys in the multiverse, so if his Morty dies, he can always replace his Morty with another Morty from a different dimension. One question that arises is, are these Mortys really identical to each other? And if one of them dies, can he really be replaced without loss? Another character in the show is Jerry, the husband of Rick’s daughter. Jerry is a complete and total loser with no self-respect, desperate to get any kind of respect from others. Why is it so important that he has self-respect? How does his lack of self-respect affect those around him? In one adventure, Jerry finds himself in a position where he can save one of the greatest civil rights leaders in the universe whose heart is failing. Jerry can save his life by donating his penis, which is the perfect organ to match the alien’s failing heart. Does Jerry have a moral obligation to do so? Recently, ethicists such as Peter Singer and Julian Savulescu have argued that people have a moral obligation to donate a kidney to people who need one. Why wouldn’t the same apply to Jerry’s penis? Is such a donation above and beyond a moral obligation, and consequently optional, or is it a basic moral obligation and therefore required, as noted ethicists like Singer and Savulescu suggest? This volume also includes chapters that examine the experience of watching Rick and Morty. One writer argues that many of the Rick and Morty episodes induce within viewers a state of “Socratic aporia,” or confusion. Viewers are forced to reflect on their own moral beliefs about the world when characters do something that seems good but results in horrendous consequences.
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The Science of Rick and Morty

The Science of Rick and Morty

That's all philosophy. SIMULATION: SCIENCE VS. PHILOSOPHY Try as it might,
simulation theory has an extremely difficult time getting out of philosophy and
being viewed as science. Sure, the technology needed to produce a simulated ...

Author: Matt Brady

Publisher: Atria Books

ISBN: 9781982123123

Category: Performing Arts

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Explore the real science behind the Cartoon Network phenomenon Rick and Morty—one of television’s most irreverent, whip-smart, and darkly hilarious shows—and discover how close we are to Rick’s many experiments becoming a reality. Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty is one of the smartest (and most insane) shows on television. Genius alcoholic Rick Sanchez and his hapless grandson Morty have explored everything from particle physics to human augmentation and much more in their intergalactic adventures through the multiverse. With biting humor and plenty of nihilism, Rick and Morty employs cutting-edge scientific theories in every episode. But, outside of Rick’s garage laboratory, what are these theories truly about and what can they teach us about ourselves? Blending biology, chemistry, and physics basics with accessible—and witty—prose, The Science of Rick and Morty equips you with the scientific foundation to thoroughly understand Rick’s experiments from the show, such as how we can use dark matter and energy, just what is intelligence hacking, and whether or not you can really control a cockroach’s nervous system with your tongue. Perfect for longtime and new fans of the show, this is the ultimate segue into discovering more about our complicated and fascinating universe.
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The Twilight Zone and Philosophy

The Twilight Zone and Philosophy

105 VOLUME The Ultimate Game of Thrones and Philosophy: You Think or Die (
2017) Edited by Eric J. Silverman and ... and Philosophy (2018) Edited by
Randall E. Auxier and Megan Volpert Rick and Morty and Philosophy (2018)
Edited by ...

Author: Heather L. Rivera

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 9780812699937

Category: Philosophy

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In The Twilight Zone and Philosophy, philosophers probe into the meaning of the classic TV series, The Twilight Zone. Some of the chapters look at single episodes of the show, while others analyze several or many episodes. Though acknowledging the spinoffs and reboots, the volume concentrates heavily on the classic 1959–1964 series. Among the questions raised and answered are: ● What’s the meaning of personal identity in The Twilight Zone? (“Number 12 Looks Just Like You,” “Person or Persons Unknown”). ● As the distinction between person and machine becomes less clear, how do we handle our intimacy with machines? (A question posed in the very first episode of The Twilight Zone, “The Lonely”). ● Why do our beliefs always become uncertain in The Twilight Zone? (“Where Is Everybody?”) ● Just where is the Twilight Zone? (Sometimes it’s a supernatural realm but sometimes it’s the everyday world of reality.) ● What does the background music of The Twilight Zone teach us about dreams and imagination? ● Is it better to lose the war than to be damned? (“Still Valley”) ● How far should we trust those benevolent aliens? (“To Serve Man”) ● Where’s the harm in media addiction? (“Time Enough at Last”) ● Is there something objective about beauty? (“The Eye of the Beholder”) ● Have we already been conquered? (“The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street”) ● Are there hidden costs to knowing more about other people? (“A Penny for Your Thoughts”)
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The Philosophy of Werner Herzog

The Philosophy of Werner Herzog

The most interesting of his external roles, however, are those in which he makes
comedic appearances, as a bunny-murdering German gambler in Zak Penn's
The Grand or an elder alien in the television series Rick and Morty who, in an ...

Author: M. Blake Wilson

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781793600431

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Legendary director, actor, author, and provocateur Werner Herzog has incalculably influenced contemporary cinema for decades. Until now there has been no sustained effort to gather and present a variety of diverse philosophical approaches to his films and to the thinking behind their creation. The Philosophy of Werner Herzog, edited by M. Blake Wilson and Christopher Turner, collects fourteen essays by professional philosophers and film theorists from around the globe, who explore the famed German auteur’s notions of “ecstatic truth” as opposed to “accountants’ truth,” his conception of nature and its penchant for “overwhelming and collective murder,” his controversial film production techniques, his debts to his philosophical and aesthetic forebears, and finally, his pointed objections to his would-be critics––including, among others, the contributors to this book themselves. By probing how Herzog’s thinking behind the camera is revealed in the action he captures in front of it, The Philosophy of Werner Herzog shines new light upon the images and dialog we see and hear on the screen by enriching our appreciation of a prolific––yet enigmatic––film artist.
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Philosophy Film and the Dark Side of Interdependence

Philosophy  Film  and the Dark Side of Interdependence

In the episode, “Auto Erotic Assimilation” (Newton 2015), Rick, Morty, and
Summer (Morty's older sister) travel to a planet that has been attacked by an alien
. Upon arriving at the planet, they learn that the inhabitants have been
assimilated into ...

Author: Jonathan Beever

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ISBN: 9781793626264

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Page: 250

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Why might interdependence, the idea that we are made up of our relations, be horrifying? Philosophy, Film, and the Dark Side of Interdependence argues that philosophy can outline the contours of dark specter of interdependence and that film can shine a light on its shadowy details, together revealing a horror of relations. The contributors interrogate the question of interdependence through analyses of contemporary film, giving voice to new perspectives on its meaning. Conceived before and written during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic and through a period of deep social unrest, this volume reveals a reality both perennial and timely.
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Exam Prep for Rick and Morty 1

Exam Prep for  Rick and Morty 1

This book provides over 2,000 Exam Prep questions and answers to accompany the text Rick and Morty 1 Items include highly probable exam items: Pan-Slavism, New Democracy, Muslim Brotherhood, Equality of outcome, Vanguard party, Green party, ...

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A Feeling of Wrongness

A Feeling of Wrongness

They show how these popular nondiscursive texts successfully circumvent the typical defenses against pessimism identified by Peter Wessel Zapffe as distraction, isolation, anchoring, and sublimation.

Author: Joseph Packer

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9780271083155

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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In A Feeling of Wrongness, Joseph Packer and Ethan Stoneman confront the rhetorical challenge inherent in the concept of pessimism by analyzing how it is represented in an eclectic range of texts on the fringes of popular culture, from adult animated cartoons to speculative fiction. Packer and Stoneman explore how narratives such as True Detective, Rick and Morty, Final Fantasy VII, Lovecraftian weird fiction, and the pop ideology of transhumanism are better suited to communicate pessimistic affect to their fans than most carefully argued philosophical treatises and polemics. They show how these popular nondiscursive texts successfully circumvent the typical defenses against pessimism identified by Peter Wessel Zapffe as distraction, isolation, anchoring, and sublimation. They twist genres, upend common tropes, and disturb conventional narrative structures in a way that catches their audience off guard, resulting in belief without cognition, a more rhetorically effective form of pessimism than philosophical pessimism. While philosophers and polemicists argue for pessimism in accord with the inherently optimistic structures of expressive thought or rhetoric, Packer and Stoneman show how popular texts are able to communicate their pessimism in ways that are paradoxically freed from the restrictive tools of optimism. A Feeling of Wrongness thus presents uncharted rhetorical possibilities for narrative, making visible the rhetorical efficacy of alternate ways and means of persuasion.
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Implicit Understanding and Political Transformation

Implicit Understanding and Political Transformation

Discovering Reality : Feminist Perspectives on Epistemology , Metaphysics ,
Methodology , and Philosophy of Science . Boston : D. Reidel / Kluwer ... In From
the inside Out : Radical Gender Transformation , Ftm and Beyond , edited by
Morty Diamond . San Francisco , CA ... Marx , Karl ( with Friedrick Engels ) . The
German ...

Author: Alexis Shotwell

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ISBN: UCAL:X74240

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Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

Toward a Comparative Philosophy of Religions Ser . ... ( Russian Philosophy &
History of Logic , Mathematics & Science Ser . ) . ... Barba , Rick . MechWarrior Ill :
The Official Strategy Gunde . 204p . Oct. 1996. per . write for info . ( 0-7615-0390-
0 ... 13.00 ( 0-679-75501-2 Random Barbato , Joseph , jt . ed . see Sklar , Morty .

Author: Rose Arny

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ISBN: UOM:39015023731261

Category: American literature

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Books of the Month

Books of the Month

1 PHILOSOPHY AND PSYCHOLOGY If This Be Treason . Helen Joseph . Demy
8vo . 176p . ... Bob Zwirz and Morty Marshall . 8 * : 51 Illus . 96p . Nelson , 15s .
Young ... Ed . , George A. Buttrick . 10 * 7 . Illus . 4040p . Nelson . [ 18 ( per set of
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In Alien Eyes

In Alien Eyes

The story Dance of the Crimson Asp served as inspiration for the full-length novel The Concerto for Asp and the Creali Orchestra. With the purchase of this book, you receive a FREE BONUS SHORT STORY!

Author: Namhar Brahman

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ISBN: 1688886346

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Beware... After reading these yarns, your world will never be the same. Do you know that you may have been born on the wrong side of the mirror?That a hair ribbon can transport you to another world where it can transform into an invincible killing machine?That the value of a plate of a dozen pickled natives for some is the only way to feed their families? Do you ever wonder why, of all things, does the Almighty govern our Universe the way he does, and is it really so bad? The answers to these questions can be found in the first part of Namhar Brahman's fantasy science-fiction anthology "In Alien Eyes". Fans of HP Lovecraft, Haruki Murakami, O. Henry, Neil Gaiman, Ken Liu, Carmen Maria Machado, Cliff Burns or even Franz Kafka will greatly enjoy the "In Alien Eyes series.
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Alden s Oxford Magazine

Alden s Oxford Magazine

... and man printer ; and Sir Thomas Lawrence the son of a in all the years she
lived with his gentle sister , tavern - keeper . teaching Morty ... she know , with just
anguish afterwards occupied the very first rank as a philosopher , of heart , with
deserved bitterness of soul , that ... Not very long ago , Sir RodeAnd all for a love
she knew was wrong , Julio rick Murchison discovered at Thurso , in the far north
of ...

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Television radio Age

Television radio Age

... creative director ( along with Bill Maynard ) , observes , " we are sticking with
the basic selling philosophy of the USP and don't intend to veer off it . ... Yvonne
Ross was agency musical producer , Chuck Kent copywriter and Rick Hanson art
director on the spot . ... Morty Schwartz of Film Power performed the editing .

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Category: Radio broadcasting

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Scottish Literary Journal

Scottish Literary Journal

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claims . the fablk Kindrick agrees with Stearns that the lion in ' The ... to pleis in
euerilk place , Abstractit from this warldis wretchitnes , In wilfull pourtee , fra pomp
and pryde , And fra this warld in mynd ar mortyfyde . ... If we take Henryson at his
word in this moralitas we end up with a philosophical tale , not a political one .

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Category: English literature

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The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly

Timber Press Pocket Guide to Ornamental Grasses ( Sept. , $ 19.95 ) by Rick
Beauty CELESTIAL ARTS Darke describes ... Dances , Its Music , Its Culture and
Cos- teaches how to use chakra philosophy ... 13.95 ) , edited by Morty Diamond
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Malraux And The Midnight Organ Fight

Malraux And The Midnight Organ Fight

The book is about two teen detectives named Weston and Malraux who are trying to solve a series of grisly murders one summer in San Francisco.

Author: Alex Green

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ISBN: 1393712959

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Page: 218

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Malraux and the Midnight Organ Fight is a fast-paced, frenetic YA thriller that falls somewhere between Sherlock Holmes, "Rick & Morty" and the first Frightened Rabbit album. The book is about two teen detectives named Weston and Malraux who are trying to solve a series of grisly murders one summer in San Francisco. After a nasty spat between the boys breaks up their world famous Bohemia Solutions detective agency, Weston accepts a full-ride tennis scholarship to Harvard and leaves behind the idiosyncratic Malraux, who was always the true genius behind the duo's success. While Weston labors at Harvard, he loses touch completely with Malraux, who not only refuses to respond to his imploring letters, but his anti-technology policy--no phones, no computers--makes him virtually unreachable. Rumored by his online fans to have been spotted in France, Spain, Iceland, Tanzania and at Coachella, Bohemia Solutions' Instagram feed (@bohemiasolutions) is continually jammed with purported Malraux sightings: (#malrauxkickingitinparis, #malrauxinmadrid) and opinions about the future of the agency (#whoneedsweston). But when Weston returns from college to find that the owner of his favorite café' has been murdered he also finds that the carnage is only just beginning. Soon the news reports a killer on the loose and a rising body count; even grimmer is the bodies are found minus several of their vital organs. Wanting to solve the crime, Weston tracks down the mercurial Malraux in hopes of convincing him to reopen the agency for the summer and solve the murders that are plaguing their city. The two teens agree to put their differences aside and set to solving this disturbing mystery before the police beat them to it. ...and before Weston heads back to college. Malraux's unconventional sleuthing leads the reunited duo into darker and stranger places than they've ever been before. There are back alley midnight surgeries, thrash metal ninjas, devious doctors, bodies in suitcases, black market organ rings, aimless tech start-ups, tween fanboys, shirtless motivational speakers, and a muscle-bound Russian who wears a black leather bird mask and wields a deadly cleaver. There's also a girl named Eloise who writes for Pitchfork that both boys may be in love with. In between all the dark mayhem, is a philosophical meditation on the mysteries of friendship and love, and a lesson about how to come through when it really counts.
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