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Description - True Blood and Philosophy by William Irwin

The first look at the philosophical issues behind Charlaine
Harris's New York Times bestsellers The Southern Vampire
Mysteries and the True Blood television series
Teeming with complex, mythical characters in the shape of
vampires, telepaths, shapeshifters, and the like, True
Blood, the popular HBO series adapted from Charlaine Harris's
bestselling The Southern Vampire Mysteries, has a rich
collection of themes to explore, from sex and romance to bigotry
and violence to death and immortality. The goings-on in the
mythical town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, where vampires satiate their
blood lust and openly commingle with ordinary humans, present no
shortages of juicy metaphysical morsels to sink your teeth
into.
Now True Blood and Philosophy calls on the minds of some
of history's great thinkers to perform some philosophical
bloodletting on such topics as Sookie and the metaphysics of
mindreading; Maryann and sacrificial religion; werewolves,
shapeshifters and personal identity; vampire politics, evil,
desire, and much more.

The first book to explore the philosophical issues and themes
behind the True Blood novels and television series

Adds a new dimension to your understanding of True Blood
characters and themes

The perfect companion to the start of the third season on HBO
and the release of the second season on DVD

Smart and entertaining, True Blood and Philosophy
provides food?or blood?for thought, and a fun, new way
to look at the series.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470597729
ISBN-10: 0470597720
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 160mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publish Date: 28-May-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - William Irwin

GEORGE A. DUNN is a lecturer at the University ofIndianapolis and Ningbo Institute of Technology, ZhejiangUniversity, China. He contributed to Battlestar Galactica andPhilosophy, X-Men and Philosophy, Terminator andPhilosophy, Twilight and Philosophy, Alice inWonderland and Philosophy, Iron Man and Philosophy, and Mad Men and Philosophy. REBECCA HOUSEL, a former professor of writing and popularculture, is now an author and editor serving on editorial advisoryboards for the Journal of Popular Culture and the Journalof American Culture. She coedited Twilight andPhilosophy and X-Men and Philosophy. WILLIAM IRWIN is a professor of philosophy at King'sCollege. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre ofbooks as coeditor of the bestselling The Simpsons and Philosophyand has overseen recent titles, including Batman andPhilosophy, House and Philosophy, and Alice inWonderland and Philosophy.

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