The Good Place and Philosophy: Everything Is Forking Fine! (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture) (Paperback)

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The Good Place and Philosophy: Everything Is Forking Fine! (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture) (Paperback)

By William Irwin (Editor), Kimberly S. Engels (Editor)

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Dive into the moral philosophy at the heart of all four seasons of NBC's The Good Place, guided by academic experts including the show's philosophical consultants Pamela Hieronymi and Todd May, and featuring a foreword from creator and showrunner Michael Schur

  • Explicitly dedicated to the philosophical concepts, questions, and fundamental ethical dilemmas at the heart of the thoughtful and ambitious NBC sitcom The Good Place
  • Navigates the murky waters of moral philosophy in more conceptual depth to call into question what Chidi's ethics lessons--and the show--get right about learning to be a good person
  • Features contributions from The Good Place's philosophical consultants, Pamela Hieronymi and Todd May, and introduced by the show's creator and showrunner Michael Schur (Parks and Recreation, The Office)
  • Engages classic philosophical questions, including the clash between utilitarianism and deontological ethics in the "Trolley Problem," Kant's categorical imperative, Sartre's nihilism, and T.M Scanlon's contractualism
  • Explores themes such as death, love, moral heroism, free will, responsibility, artificial intelligence, fatalism, skepticism, virtue ethics, perception, and the nature of autonomy in the surreal heaven-like afterlife of the Good Place
  • Led by Kimberly S. Engels, co-editor of Westworld and Philosophy

KIMBERLY S. ENGELS is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York. She is the author of numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles, and is the co-editor of Westworld and Philosophy.
Product Details ISBN: 9781119633280
ISBN-10: 1119633281
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: September 23rd, 2020
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture