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    Review-Box 1. Conceptual and methodological complexities in neuroimaging studies of human emotion.Richard J. Davidson & William Irwin - 1999 - Trends in Cognitive Sciences 3 (1):11-21.
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    The Free Market Existentialist: Capitalism Without Consumerism.William Irwin - 2015 - Hoboken: Wiley.
    Incisive and engaging, The Free Market Existentialist proposes a new philosophy that is a synthesis of existentialism, amoralism, and libertarianism. Argues that Sartre’s existentialism fits better with capitalism than with Marxism Serves as a rallying cry for a new alternative, a minimal state funded by an equal tax Confronts the “final delusion” of metaphysical morality, and proposes that we have nothing to fear from an amoral world Begins an essential conversation for the 21st century for students, scholars, and armchair philosophers (...)
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    Authorial Declaration and Extreme Actual Intentionalism: Is Dumbledore Gay?William Irwin - 2015 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 73 (2):141-147.
    Authorial and artistic declarations would seem to be a boon to interpreters who favor actual intentionalism. However, because they believe there are limits on the power of authors and artists to embody their intentions in their works, moderate actual intentionalists hold that some intentions are irrelevant. Looking closely at authorial declaration about the sexuality of Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter novels, I argue in favor of the extreme actual intentionalist position that genuine authorial declarations should not be ignored because (...)
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    Intentionalist interpretation: a philosophical explanation and defense.William Irwin - 1999 - Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press.
    Provides a clear and cogent defense of the intentionalist approach to the interpretation of texts.
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    The Death and Resurrection of the Author?William Irwin (ed.) - 2002 - Praeger.
    It began in 1968 when Roland Barthes published The Death of the Author? and picked up steam the next year with Michel Foucault's What Is An Author? Together they posited that authors were no longer important, and even repressive in interpretation. Irwin (philosophy, King's College, Pennsylvania) begins with translations of these two essays, and reprints 11 others to demonstrate the supporters and opponents of the notion. c. Book News Inc.
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  6. The Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Desert of the Real.William Irwin - 2004 - Utopian Studies 15 (1):123-125.
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    The Simpsons and Philosophy : the D'oh! of Homer.William Irwin, Mark T. Conard & Aeon J. Skoble - unknown
    This unconventional and lighthearted introduction to the ideas of the major Western philosophers examines The Simpsons — TV’s favorite animated family. The authors look beyond the jokes, the crudeness, the attacks on society — and see a clever display of irony, social criticism, and philosophical thought. The writers begin with an examination of the characters. Does Homer actually display Aristotle’s virtues of character? In what way does Bart exemplify American pragmatism? The book also examines the ethics and themes of the (...)
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    Writing for the Reader: A Defense of Philosophy and Popular Culture Books.William Irwin - 2014 - Essays in Philosophy 15 (1):77-85.
    There are some risks in producing public philosophy. We don’t want to misrepresent the work of philosophy or mislead readers into thinking they have learned all they need to know from a single, short book or article. The potential benefits, though, outweigh the risks. Public philosophy can disseminate important ideas and enhance appreciation for the difficult and complex work of philosophers. Popular writing is often less precise, lacking in fine detail and elaboration, but it can still be accurate . People (...)
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  9. Against intertextuality.William Irwin - 2004 - Philosophy and Literature 28 (2):227-242.
    : Julia Kristeva coined the term intertextuality in 1966, and since that time intertextuality has come to have almost as many meanings as users. No small task, I clarify what intertextuality means for Kristeva and her mentor/colleague, Roland Barthes before criticizing their concept of intertextuality and its application in interpretation. Because no rational and coherent concept of intertextuality is offered by Kristeva, Barthes, or their Epigoni, I conclude that intertextuality should be stricken from the lexicon of sincere and intelligent humanists.
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    The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'oh! of Homer.William Irwin, Mark Conrad & Aeon J. Skoble - 2001 - Open Court Publishing.
    Here we can find out about irony and the meaning of life, the politics of the nuclear family, Marxism in Springfield, the elusiveness of happiness, popular parody as a form of tribute, and why we need animated TV shows. As if all that weren't enough, this book actually contains the worst philosophy essay ever.
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    The Ultimate Star Trek and Philosophy: The Search for Socrates.William Irwin, Jason T. Eberl & Kevin S. Decker (eds.) - 2016 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    Reunites the editors of Star Trek and Philosophy with Starfleet’s finest experts for 31 new, highly logical essays Features a complete examination of the Star Trek universe, from the original series to the most recent films directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness Introduces important concepts in philosophy through the vast array of provocative issues raised by the series, such as the ethics of the Prime Directive, Star Trek’s philosophy of peace, Data and Voyager’s Doctor as (...)
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  12. What is an allusion?William Irwin - 2001 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 59 (3):287–297.
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  13. The Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Desert of the Real.William Irwin, Chris Seay, Greg Garrett & Glenn Yeffeth - 2009 - Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 65:1385-1387.
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    Bioshock and Philosophy: Irrational Game, Rational Book.Luke Cuddy & William Irwin (eds.) - 2015 - Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
    Considered a sign of the ‘coming of age’ of video games as an artistic medium, the award-winning BioShock franchise covers vast philosophical ground. _BioShock and Philosophy: Irrational Game, Rational Book _presents expert reflections by philosophers on this critically acclaimed and immersive fan-favorite. Reveals the philosophical questions raised through the artistic complexity, compelling characters and absorbing plots of this ground-breaking first-person shooter Explores what _BioShock_ teaches the gamer about gaming, and the aesthetics of video game storytelling Addresses a wide array of (...)
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    Seinfeld and Philosophy: A Book about Everything and Nothing.William Irwin - 2000 - Open Court Publishing.
    An introduction to philosophy through the lens of "Seinfeld" asks, "Is it rational for George to do the opposite?" and "Is there really anything wrong with that?" and other important topics.
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  16. Prufrock's question and roquentin's answer.William Irwin - 2009 - Philosophy and Literature 33 (1):pp. 184-192.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Prufrock's Question and Roquentin's AnswerWilliam IrwinThere could not be two more different literary figures than the right-wing, religious T. S. Eliot and the left-wing, atheistic Jean-Paul Sartre. Yet there are striking connections between their first major publications, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (1917) and Nausea (1938). Eliot was aware of and critical of Sartre, especially in the commentary on No Exit in The Cocktail Party, and, no (...)
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  17. Intentionalist Interpretation: A Philosophical Explanation and Defense.William Irwin - 2003 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 61 (1):77-78.
     
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  18. The Old Testament: Keystone of Human Culture.William A. Irwin - 1952
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    Sons of Anarchy and Philosophy: Brains Before Bullets.George A. Dunn, Jason T. Eberl & William Irwin (eds.) - 2013 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    _“Brains before bullets” – ancient and modern wisdom for “mechanics and motorcycle enthusiasts”_ Essential reading for fans of the show, this book takes readers deeper into the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, the Teller-Morrow family, and the ethics that surround their lives and activities. Provides fascinating moral insights into _Sons of Anarchy_, its key characters, plot lines and ideas Investigates compelling philosophical issues centering on loyalty, duty, the ethics of war, authority, religion and whether the ends justify the means Teaches (...)
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    Ender's Game and Philosophy: The Logic Gate is Down.Kevin S. Decker & William Irwin (eds.) - 2013 - Malden, MA: Wiley.
    A threat to humanity portending the end of our species lurks in the cold recesses of space. Our only hope is an eleven-year-old boy. Celebrating the long-awaited release of the movie adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel about highly trained child geniuses fighting a race of invading aliens, this collection of original essays probes key philosophical questions raised in the narrative, including the ethics of child soldiers, politics on the internet, and the morality of war and genocide. Original essays dissect (...)
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    Black Sabbath and philosophy: mastering reality.William Irwin (ed.) - 2013 - Malden, MA: Wiley.
    A philosophical look at heavy metal's dark masters of reality, Black Sabbath Black Sabbath is one of the world's most influential and enduring rock bands. Dubbed "the Beatles of heavy metal" by Rolling Stone, they helped to define a genre with classic songs like "Paranoid", "Iron Man", and "War Pigs", songs whose lyrics reveal hidden depth and philosophical insight. Their songs confront existential despair, social instability, political corruption, the horrors of war, and the nature of evil. This book explores the (...)
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  22. Reading audio books.William Irwin - 2009 - Philosophy and Literature 33 (2):pp. 358-368.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:Reading Audio BooksWilliam IrwinI hide my audio book habit because most of my colleagues, and even some of my snobbier students, regard audio books as a sign of an impending dark age of mass illiteracy. Feeling uneasy, I wonder: when The Brothers Karamazov comes up in conversation am I obliged to "confess" that I listened to the unabridged audio book, but did not silently read the massive tome? Is (...)
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    The Big Lebowski and Philosophy: Keeping Your Mind Limber with Abiding Wisdom.William Irwin & Peter S. Fosl (eds.) - 2012 - Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley.
    _Celebrate the Dude with an abiding look at the philosophy behind _The Big Lebowski__ Is the Dude a bowling-loving stoner or a philosophical genius living the good life? Naturally, it's the latter, and _The Big Lebowski and Philosophy_ explains why. Enlisting the help of great thinkers like Plato and Nietzsche, the book explores the movie's hidden philosophical layers, cultural reflection, and political commentary. It also answers key questions, including: The Dude abides, but is abiding a virtue? Is the Dude an (...)
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  24. Black Mirror and Philosophy.William Irwin & David Kyle Johnson (eds.) - 2020 - Wiley.
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    Heroes and Philosophy: Buy the Book, Save the World.William Irwin & David K. Johnson (eds.) - 2009 - Wiley.
    _The first unauthorized look at the philosophy behind _Heroes_, one of TV's most popular shows_ When ordinary individuals from around the world inexplicably develop superhuman abilities, they question who they are, struggle to cope with new responsibilities, and decide whether to use their new power for good or for evil. Every episode of Tim Kring's hit TV show _Heroes_ is a philosophical quandary. _Heroes and Philosophy_ is the first book to analyze how philosophy makes this show so compelling. It lets (...)
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    Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture: From Socrates to South Park, Hume to House.William Irwin & David Kyle Johnson (eds.) - 2010 - Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
    What can _South Park_ tell us about Socrates and the nature of evil? How does _The Office_ help us to understand Sartre and existentialist ethics? Can _Battlestar Galactica_ shed light on the existence of God? _Introducing Philosophy Through Pop Culture_ uses popular culture to illustrate important philosophical concepts and the work of the major philosophers With examples from film, television, and music including _South Park_, _The Matrix_, _X-Men_, _Batman_, _Harry Potter, Metallica_ and _Lost,_ even the most abstract and complex philosophical (...)
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    Introducing philosophy through pop culture: from Socrates to Star Wars and beyond.William Irwin & David Kyle Johnson (eds.) - 2022 - Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
    Though Trey Parker and Matt Stone haven't been killed for it (they did receive death threats after their 200th episode) the creators of South Park have faced accusations much like those that led to Socrates' execution: the corruption of youth and the teaching of vulgar, irreligious behavior. A closer examination, however, reveals that South Park is very much within the Platonic tradition, as Kyle and Stan engage in questioning and dialogue in order to "learn something today." Moreover, the mob mentality (...)
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    What Would Dutton Say about the Paradox of Fiction?William Irwin & David Kyle Johnson - 2014 - Philosophy and Literature 38 (1A):A144-A147.
    How is it that humans can react emotionally to fiction when they know it is not real? Following the lead of Denis Dutton in The Art Instinct, we propose a solution to this so-called paradox of fiction. The paradox assumes that our conscious awareness that something is not real should prevent an emotional reaction. But such reactions are often the result of aptly named “mirror neurons” that mimic the brain activity of those around us and cause us to mimic the (...)
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    Inception and Philosophy: Because It's Never Just a Dream.David Kyle Johnson & William Irwin (eds.) - 2011 - Wiley.
  30. Fight Club, Self-Definition, and the Fragility of Authenticity.William Irwin - 2013 - Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 69 (3-4):673-684.
    Resumo Visto por uma lente existencial, o filme Fight Club impele-nos a criar um autêntico self. Porém, também nos adverte que a criação de um autêntico self é algo que só podemos fazer por nós mesmos. A definitiva ironia no filme Fight Club é que, num esforço por rejeitar a sociedade e cultivar a individualidade, as pessoas acabam por se conformar a um culto e aos seus ditames. A lição é que a autenticidade é frágil, facilmente esmagada e facilmente rendida. (...)
     
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    John Belushi, Chris Farley, and Stuart Smalley.William Irwin & J. R. Lombardo - 2020 - In Jason Southworth & Ruth Tallman (eds.), Saturday Night Live and Philosophy. Wiley. pp. 87–97.
    Many of the original Saturday Night Live (SNL) cast and writers believed that cocaine was non‐addictive and that it was a logical drug to use to sustain the long hours of intense preparation necessary for a weekly live show. It's no secret that drugs and alcohol have been fuel for some SNL cast members. In the early days, the culture and writing of SNL were fueled by drugs, particularly cocaine and marijuana. So John Belushi's drug use was not at all (...)
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    Die Philosophie bei Batman: Eine Reise in die Seele des Dark Knight.Robert Arp, William Irwin & Brigitte D.öbert (eds.) - 2013 - Wiley.
    Batman ist einer der komplexesten und ambivalentesten Charaktere der Comic-Welt. Um ihn und sein Tun drehen sich eine Menge Fragen: Welchen philosophischen Belastungen und Herausforderungen muss er sich beim Schutz von Gotham City stellen? Was treibt seine Gegenspieler an? Ist Batman in seiner Menschlichkeit besser als Superman? Die Philosophie bei Batman bietet unterhaltsame Antworten und Einblicke in Batmans Welt. Das Buch zeigt wie der Dark Knight zum Beispiel mit ethischen Fragen, moralischer Verantwortung, seinem Wunsch nach Rache an den Mördern seiner (...)
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  33. Harry Potter and Philosophy: If Aristotle Ran Hogwarts.David Baggett, Shawn E. Klein & William Irwin (eds.) - 2004 - Chicago: Open Court.
    Urging readers of the Harry Potter series to dig deeper than wizards, boggarts, and dementors, the authors of this unique guide collect the musings of seventeen ...
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  34. Die Philosophie Bei "der Hobbit": Mit Bilbo, Gandalf Und Thorin Auf Abenteuerlicher Suche.Gregory Bassham, Eric Bronson & William Irwin (eds.) - 2012 - Wiley-Vch.
    Das Buch "Der kleine Hobbit" gilt als Vorläufer der wichtigsten Fantasy-Bücher aller Zeiten - den drei Bänden von "Der Herr der Ringe". Mit diesem Buch über die Abenteuer des Hobbits Bilbo Beutlin, zusammen mit 13 Zwergen und dem Zauberer Gandalf, schuf J.R.R. Tolkien schon jene Fantasiewelt, die uns alle später beim "Herrn der Ringe" nachhaltig beeindruckte. Elben, Trolle, Orks und ein Drache halten kleine und große Leser schon seit Jahren in Atem. Man stelle sich folgende Geschichte vor: Ein Mensch wohnt (...)
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    Die Philosophie bei "Der Hobbit": Mit Bilbo, Gandalf und Thorin auf Abenteuerlicher Suche.Eric Bronson, William Irwin & Marcel B.ülles (eds.) - 2012 - Wiley.
    Das Buch "Der kleine Hobbit" gilt als Vorläufer der wichtigsten Fantasy-Bücher aller Zeiten - den drei Bänden von "Der Herr der Ringe". Mit diesem Buch über die Abenteuer des Hobbits Bilbo Beutlin, zusammen mit 13 Zwergen und dem Zauberer Gandalf, schuf J.R.R. Tolkien schon jene Fantasiewelt, die uns alle später beim "Herrn der Ringe" nachhaltig beeindruckte. Elben, Trolle, Orks und ein Drache halten kleine und große Leser schon seit Jahren in Atem. Man stelle sich folgende Geschichte vor: Ein Mensch wohnt (...)
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    Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy: Curiouser and Curiouser.William Irwin & Richard Brian Davis - 2009 - Wiley.
    The perfect companion to Lewis Carroll's classic book and director Tim Burton's March 2010 remake of Alice in Wonderland Alice?s Adventures in Wonderland has fascinated children and adults alike for generations. Why does Lewis Carroll introduce us to such oddities as blue caterpillars who smoke hookahs, cats whose grins remain after their heads have faded away, and a White Queen who lives backwards and remembers forwards? Is it all just nonsense? Was Carroll under the influence? This book probes the deeper (...)
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    The Philosophical Legacy of Jorge J. E. Gracia.Robert A. Delfino, William Irwin & Jonathan J. Sanford (eds.) - 2022 - Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Over the past 50 years, Jorge J.E. Gracia has been a seminal figure in Latin American philosophy, philosophy of race and ethnicity, metaphysics and ontology, medieval philosophy, and the theory of interpretation. This book commemorates Gracia’s legacy with a critical investigation of his deep and wide-ranging impact.
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  38. Avatar and Philosophy: Learning to See.George A. Dunn & William Irwin (eds.) - 2014 - Wiley-Blackwell.
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    Die Philosophie Bei "Die Tribute von Panem" - Hunger Games: Liebe, Macht Und Überleben.George A. Dunn, Nicolas Michaud, William Irwin & Ursula Bischoff (eds.) - 2013 - Wiley-Vch.
    Katniss Everdeen, die 16-jährige Heldin der "Tribute von Panem", ist mehr als eine Romanheldin. Ihr Schicksal veranlasst uns, über Dinge wie Autorität und Rebellion nachzudenken. Die postapokalyptische Welt von Panem zeigt uns eine Welt am Abgrund. Während ein Teil der Gesellschaft am Rande des Krieges steht und um das Überleben kämpft, gibt es auf der anderen Seite die Regierenden, das "Kapitol", das im Luxus lebt und Gefallen an einem alljährlichen grausamen Spiel findet, bei dem nur einer der ausgelosten Mitspielenden überleben (...)
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    The Hunger Games and Philosophy: A Critique of Pure Treason.George A. Dunn, Nicolas Michaud & William Irwin (eds.) - 2012 - Wiley.
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    Veronica Mars and Philosophy: Investigating the Mysteries of Life.George A. Dunn & William Irwin (eds.) - 2014 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    Veronica Mars is a kick-ass private investigator, smart and street-wise. But what can her character tell us about larger life issues, such as knowledge and skepticism, trust and friendship, revenge, race, gender, and feminism? What makes her tick? And why is Logan such a sarcastic bad boy, anyway? _Veronica Mars and Philosophy_ features a thought-provoking collection of essays centered on philosophical issues brought forth in _Veronica Mars_, the critically acclaimed neo-noir detective series set in the fictional town of Neptune, California. (...)
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    Supernatural and Philosophy: Metaphysics and Monsters... For Idjits.Galen A. Foresman & William Irwin (eds.) - 2013 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    No doubt the years hunting monsters and saving the universe have had their toll on the Winchesters, but their toughest and most gruesome battles are contained in this book. Think Lucifer was diabolically clever? Think again. No son is more wayward than the one who squanders his intellect and academic career pursuing questions as poignant as “Half-awesome? That’s full-on good, right?” Gathered here for the first time since the formation of Purgatory, a collection of research so arcane and horrific that (...)
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  43. The Intellectual Adventure of Early Mankind: An Essay on Speculative Thought in the Ancient near East.H. Frankfort, H. A. Frankfort, John A. Wilson, Thorkild Jacobsen & William A. Irwin - 1948 - Science and Society 12 (2):260-266.
     
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  44. The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man. By Arthur Child.H. Frankfort, H. A. Frankfort, John A. Wilson, Thorkild Jacobsen & William A. Irwin - 1947 - Ethics 58 (2):149-151.
     
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    The Intellectual Adventure of Ancient Man: An Essay on Speculative Thought in the Ancient Near East.Henri Frankfort, William Andrew Irwin, Thorkild Jacobsen, John Albert Wilson & Henriette Antonia Groenewegen Frankfort - 1977 - University of Chicago Press.
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    The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy: More Moments of Zen, More Indecision Theory.Jason Holt & William Irwin (eds.) - 2013 - Wiley.
    Savor moments of Zen like never before, with our SeniorPhilosophical Correspondents The Ultimate Daily Show and Philosophy is revised,expanded, and updated to probe deeper than ever before thephilosophical significance of the quintessential “fake”news show of the 21st century. Features significant revisions and updates from the first 2007edition Includes discussion of both The Daily Show and itsspin-off, The Colbert Report Reveals why and how The Daily Show is philosophicallyengaging and significant Showcases philosophers at their best, discussing truth,knowledge, reality, and the American (...)
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    An author construct there must be.William Irwin - 1999 - Diálogos. Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad de Puerto Rico 34 (74):169-178.
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    Avatar and Philosophy: Learning to See.William Irwin (ed.) - 2014 - Wiley.
    James Cameron’s critically acclaimed movie Avatar was nominated for nine Academy Awards and received countless accolades for its breath-taking visuals and use of 3D technology. But beyond its cinematic splendour, can Avatar also offer us insights into business ethics, empathy, disability, and the relationship between mind and body? Can getting to know the Na’vi, an alien species, enlarge our vision and help us to “see” both our world and ourselves in new ways? Avatar and Philosophy is a revealing journey through (...)
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    A Critique of Hermeneutic Truth as Disclosure.William Irwin - 2001 - International Studies in Philosophy 33 (4):63-75.
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    Arrested Development and Philosophy: They've Made a Huge Mistake.William Irwin, Kristopher G. Phillips & J. Jeremy Wisnewski (eds.) - 2012 - Wiley.
    _A smart philosophical look at the cult hit television show, _Arrested Development__ _Arrested Development_ earned six Emmy awards, a Golden Globe award, critical acclaim, and a loyal cult following—and then it was canceled. Fortunately, this book steps into the void left by the show's premature demise by exploring the fascinating philosophical issues at the heart of the quirky Bluths and their comic exploits. Whether it's reflecting on Gob's self-deception or digging into Tobias's double entendres, you'll watch your favorite scenes and (...)
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