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The Good Place and Philosophy: Everything is Forking Fine!

The Good Place and Philosophy: Everything is Forking Fine!

by William Irwin, Michael Schur

Narrated by Amy McFadden, Joe Hempel

Unabridged — 10 hours, 35 minutes

William Irwin

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Overview

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.



¿ 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.


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Product Details

BN ID: 2940172883217
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication date: 03/23/2021
Series: Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture
Edition description: Unabridged

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