Serial Killers Philosophy for Everyone

Investigating existential, ethical, and political questions via real murder cases, this is a philosophical examination of our enduring fascination with these grisly figures.

Author: S. Waller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444341405

Category: Philosophy

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Serial Killers - Philosophy for Everyone investigates our profound intrigue with mass-murderers. Exploring existential, ethical and political questions through an examination of real and fictional serial killers, philosophy comes alive via an exploration of grisly death. Presents new philosophical theories about serial killing, and relates new research in cognitive science to the minds of serial killers Includes a philosophical look at real serial killers such as Ian Brady, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer and the Zodiac killer, as well as fictional serial killers such as Dexter and Hannibal Lecter Offers a new phenomenological examination of the writings of the Zodiac Killer Contains an account of the disappearance of one of Ted Bundy's victims submitted by the organization Families and Friends of Missing Persons and Violent Crime Victims Integrates the insights of philosophers, academics, crime writers and police officers
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Being Evil

A Philosophical Perspective Luke Russell. Philosophers who have tied evil
action to feelings of horror include: Stephen de Wijze (2002), 'Defining Evil:
Insights from the Problem ... Serial KillersPhilosophy for Everyone: Being and
Killing, pp.

Author: Luke Russell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198862079

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With the media bringing us constant tales of terrorism and violence, questions regarding the nature of evil are highly topical. Luke Russell explores the philosophical thinking and psychological evidence behind evil, alongside portrayals of fictional villains, considering why people are evil, and how it goes beyond the normal realms of what is bad.
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Hunting Philosophy for Everyone

Edited by Dale Jacquette Porn – Philosophy for Everyone: How to Think With
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Author: Nathan Kowalsky

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444341472

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

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Hunting - Philosophy for Everyone presents a collection of readings from academics and non-academics alike that move beyond the ethical justification of hunting to investigate less traditional topics and offer fresh perspectives on why we hunt. The only recent book to explicitly examine the philosophical issues surrounding hunting Shatters many of the stereotypes about hunting, forcing us to rethink the topic Features contributions from a wide range of academic and non-academic sources, including both hunters and non-hunters
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Sailing Philosophy For Everyone

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Author: Patrick Goold

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470671856

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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This volume reveals the wisdom we can learn from sailing, a sport that pits human skills against the elements, tests the mettle and is a rich source of valuable lessons in life. Unravels the philosophical mysteries behind one of the oldest organized human activities Features contributions from philosophers and academics as well as from sailors themselves Enriches appreciation of the sport by probing its meaning and value Brings to life the many applications of philosophy to sailing and the profound lessons it can teach us A thought-provoking read for sailors and philosophers alike
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Coffee Philosophy for Everyone

... Wine & Philosophy: A Symposium on Thinking and Drinking Edited by
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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444393378

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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Offering philosophical insights into the popular morning brew, Coffee -- Philosophy for Everyone kick starts the day with an entertaining but critical discussion of the ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, and culture of coffee. Matt Lounsbury of pioneering business Stumptown Coffee discusses just how good coffee can be Caffeine-related chapters cover the ethics of the coffee trade, the metaphysics of coffee and the centrality of the coffee house to the public sphere Includes a foreword by Donald Schoenholt, President at Gillies Coffee Company
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Fatherhood Philosophy for Everyone

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Author: Lon Nease

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444341413

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Fatherhood - Philosophy for Everyone offers fathers wisdom and practical advice drawn from the annals of philosophy. Both thought-provoking and humorous, it provides a valuable starting and ending point for reflecting on this crucial role. Address the roles, experiences, ethics, and challenges of fatherhood from a philosophical perspective Includes essays on Confucius, Socrates, the experience of African fatherhood, and the perspective of two women writers Explores the changing role of fatherhood and investigates what it means to be a father An ideal complement to Motherhood - Philosophy for Everyone (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010)
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Cycling Philosophy for Everyone

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Author: Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444341367

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Covering interesting and varied philosophical terrain, Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone explores in a fun but critical way the rich philosophical, cultural, and existential experiences that arise when two wheels are propelled by human energy. Incorporates or reflects the views of high-profile and notable past-professional cyclists and insiders such as Lennard Zinn, Scott Tinley, and Lance Armstrong Features contributions from the areas of cultural studies, kinesiology, literature, and political science as well as from philosophers Includes enlightening essays on the varieties of the cycling experience, ranging from the ethical issues of success, women and cycling, environmental issues of commuting and the transformative potential of cycling for personal growth Shows how bicycling and philosophy create the perfect tandem Includes a foreword by Lennard Zinn, author and owner of Zinn Cycles Inc.
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Christmas Philosophy for Everyone

PHILOSOPHY FOR EVERYONE Series editor: Fritz Allhoff Not so much a subject
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Author: Scott C. Lowe

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444341456

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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From Santa, elves and Ebenezer Scrooge, to the culture wars and virgin birth, Christmas - Philosophy for Everyone explores a host of philosophical issues raised by the practices and beliefs surrounding Christmas. Offers thoughtful and humorous philosophical insights into the most widely celebrated holiday in the Western world Contributions come from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, theology, religious studies, English literature, cognitive science and moral psychology The essays cover a wide range of Christmas themes, from a defence of the miracle of the virgin birth to the relevance of Christmas to atheists and pagans
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Dating Philosophy for Everyone

PHILOSOPHY. FOR. EVERYONE. Series editor: Fritz Allhoff Not so
muchasubjectmatter, philosophy isawayof thinking. Thinking ... Serial Killers
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Author: Kristie Miller

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444341383

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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Progressing from the first flirtatious moment of eye contact to the selection of a “mate,” this enlightening book offers playful philosophical explorations of the dating game for anyone who has dated, is dating, or intends to date again. Offers amusing and enlightening philosophical insights into the dating game Helps demystify coupling in the 21st century for those young daters just entering the fray, and those veterans returning to the game Features contributions from a wide range of disciplines, including philosophy, psychology, communications, theology, economics, health sciences, professional ethics, and engineering and applied sciences Opens with Carrie Jenkins’ ground-breaking essay, The Philosophy of Flirting, first published in The Philosopher’s Magazine
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Motherhood Philosophy for Everyone

PHILOSOPHY. FOR. EVERYONE. Series editor: Fritz Allhoff Not so
muchasubjectmatter, philosophy isawayof thinking. ... Edited byDale Jacquette
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Author: Sheila Lintott

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 144434143X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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The complex world of motherhood is here unveiled. Covering issues ranging from whether we should occasionally lie to our children, to the unexpected challenges and complications of being a mother, Motherhood - Philosophy for Everyone offers insightful, serious but often humorous essays that can be enjoyed by everyone - including husbands and fathers. Considers salient philosophical issues relating to pregnancy, birth, babycare, and raising a child Chapters include "The Days and Nights of a New Mother: Existentialism in the Nursery", "The Media Proudly Presents: Lessons' from Celebrity Moms", and "The Off Button: Thought Experiments and Child Control" Contains work from diverse academic perspectives, including economics, psychology, education, English, sociology, women's studies, and theological studies, as well as from nurses and stay-at-home mothers Includes a foreword by Judith Warner, the New York Times columnist ("Domestic Disturbances") and author of Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety
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Evil

Vargas, Manuel (2010), “Are Psychopathic Serial Killers Evil? Are They
Blameworthy for What They Do?”, in S. Waller (ed.), Serial KillersPhilosophy
for Everyone: Being and Killing, pp. 66–77, Oxford: WileyBlackwell. Wainwright,
Robert ...

Author: Luke Russell

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191022814

Category: Philosophy

Page: 264

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When asked to describe wartime atrocities, acts of terrorism, and serial killers, many of us reach for the word 'evil'. But what does it mean to say that an action or a person is evil? Some philosophers have claimed that there is no such thing as evil, and that thinking in terms of evil is simplistic and dangerous. In response to this sceptical challenge, Luke Russell shows that concept of evil has a legitimate place within contemporary secular moral thought. In this book he addresses questions concerning the nature of evil action, such as whether evil actions must be incomprehensible, whether evil actions can be banal, and whether there is a psychological hallmark that distinguishes evils from other wrongs. Russell also explores issues regarding the nature of evil persons, including whether every evil person is an evildoer, whether every evil person is irredeemable, and whether a person could be evil merely in virtue of having evil feelings. The concept of evil is extreme, and is easily misused. Nonetheless, Russell suggests that it has an important role to play when it comes to evaluating and explaining the worst kind of wrongdoing.
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Dexter and Philosophy

... 119, 127, 145, 169, 208, 213, 240 Trinity Killer, 26, 30–31, 48, 51, 62, 67, 78,
89–90, 94, 119, 155, 165–67, 169–170, ... 51 serial killers, 112, 221, 267; moral
responsibility of, 31, 33; varieties of, 111 Serial KillersPhilosophy for Everyone
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Author: Richard Greene

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812697261

Category: Philosophy

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What explains the huge popular following for Dexter, currently the most-watched show on cable, which sympathetically depicts a serial killer driven by a cruel compulsion to brutally slay one victim after another? Although Dexter Morgan kills only killers, he is not a vigilante animated by a sense of justice but a charming psychopath animated by a lust to kill, ritualistically and bloodily. However his gory appetite is controlled by “Harry’s Code,” which limits his victims to those who have gotten away with murder, and his job as a blood spatter expert for the Miami police department gives him the inside track on just who those legitimate targets may be. In Dexter and Philosophy, an elite team of philosophers don their rubber gloves and put Dexter’s deeds under the microscope. Since Dexter is driven to ritual murder by his “Dark Passenger,” can he be blamed for killing, especially as he only murders other murderers? Does Dexter fit the profile of the familiar fictional type of the superhero? What part does luck play in making Dexter who he is? How and why are horror and disgust turned into aesthetic pleasure for the TV viewer? How essential is Dexter’s emotional coldness to his lust for slicing people up? Are Dexter’s lies and deceptions any worse than the lies and deceptions of the non-criminals around him? Why does Dexter long to be a normal human being and why can’t he accomplish this apparently simple goal?
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Tattoos Philosophy for Everyone

... approach to virtue. (1) How great to undermine our Puritan inheritance. As just
mentioned, so much of what we count as moral really isn't defended as moral. To
the extent that we are surprised by well-dressed, well-mannered serial killers ...

Author: Robert Arp

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118252741

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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Covering philosophical issues ranging from tattooed religious symbols to a feminist aesthetics of tattoo, Tattoos and Philosophy offers an enthusiastic analysis of inking that will lead readers to consider the nature of the tattooing arts in a new and profound way. Contains chapters written by philosophers (most all with tattoos themselves), tattoo artists, and tattoo enthusiasts that touch upon many areas in Western and Eastern philosophy Enlightens people to the nature of tattoos and the tattooing arts, leading readers to think deeply about tattoos in new ways Offers thoughtful and humorous insights that make philosophical ideas accessible to the non-philosopher
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College Sex Philosophy for Everyone

PHILOSOPHY FOR EVERYONE Series editor: Fritz Allhoff Not so much a subject
matter, philosophy is a way of thinking. Thinking not just abouttheBig ... Serial
Killers– Philosophyfor Everyone: Being and Killing Edited byS. Waller Dating ...

Author: Michael Bruce

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444341448

Category: Philosophy

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Written with insight and humor, College Sex - Philosophy for Everyone investigates a broad array of philosophical issues relating to student sex. Examines the ethical issues of dating, cheating, courtship, homosexual experimentation, and drug and alcohol use Considers student-teacher relationships, sexual experimentation, the meaning of sex in a college setting and includes two essays based on influential research projects on ‘friends with benefits’ Many of the authors teach classes that explore the philosophy of love and sex, and most are scholars from the Society of the Philosophy of Sex and Love
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The Tightening Spiral

Dark tales of suspense and terror. Whether your taste in horror runs toward zombies, demons, serial killers, or ghosts, you will find stories to love throughout this collection.

Author: Tara Hall

Publisher:

ISBN: 0615903924

Category:

Page: 202

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The Tightening Spiral is Tara Fox Hall's exciting second collection of short fiction. Dark tales of suspense and terror. Whether your taste in horror runs toward zombies, demons, serial killers, or ghosts, you will find stories to love throughout this collection.
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Detours and Lost Highways

... story of a serial killer , into a philosophical meditation . Like everyone else ,
Chabrol works in a lusher style than Bresson , and he does not keep so great a
distance between his film and the visual and narrative conventions of classic noir
.

Author: Foster Hirsch

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: UOM:39015049973236

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 398

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Philosophy and a Science of Man

Each solitary driver knows that he is a potential victim or killer , thus is on the
lookout , tries to avoid an accident or ... this paradoxical structure : the identity of
everyone with everyone as action of serial interiority of everyone on the Other .

Author: Harvey Gabriel Rabbin

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ISBN: UCAL:X37165

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Seinfeld and Philosophy

One has ample reason to fear, say, angry grizzly bears, cannibalistic serial killers,
or Crazy Joe Davola. Also ... A Kantian, for example, would ask whether he could
rationally will it to be universal law that everyone have multiple sex partners.

Author: William Irwin

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 9780812694093

Category: Performing Arts

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A giddy, humorous 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? among other important topics.
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Batman and Philosophy

For example, in The Long Halloween, the Joker plans to stop a serial killer by
gassing everyone in Gotham Square on New Year's Eve. He reasons that “odds
are” the killer will be in the crowd, and he seems utterly unconcerned with the ...

Author: Mark D. White

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470532805

Category: Philosophy

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Why doesn't Batman just kill the Joker and end everyone's misery? Can we hold the Joker morally responsible for his actions? Is Batman better than Superman? If everyone followed Batman's example, would Gotham be a better place? What is the Tao of the Bat? Batman is one of the most complex characters ever to appear in comic books, graphic novels, and on the big screen. What philosophical trials does this superhero confront in order to keep Gotham safe? Combing through seventy years of comic books, television shows, and movies, Batman and Philosophy explores how the Dark Knight grapples with ethical conundrums, moral responsibility, his identity crisis, the moral weight he carries to avenge his murdered parents, and much more. How does this caped crusader measure up against the teachings of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Kierkegaard, and Lao Tzu?
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Film and Philosophy

Capturing a psychotic serial killer is the quest in all of the Thomas Harris novels
that feature Hannibal Lecter , Red Dragon ( film version by Michael ... Lecter is a
power freak , who loves to have " fun " by manipulating everyone around him .

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ISBN: UOM:39015062105658

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