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Title 24 and philosophy : the world according to Jack / edited by Jennifer Hart Weed, Richard Davis, and Ronald Weed.

Imprint Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  791.4572 T918p 2008    ---  Available
Description xviii, 223 p. ; 23 cm.
Series The Blackwell philosophy and popculture series
Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 214-215) and index.
Contents 12:00 A.M.-1:00 A.M. Classified: 24 -- 1:00 A.M.-2:00 A.M. Dedication: to Edgar -- 2:00 A.M.-3:00 A.M. If you don't know 24, you don't know Jack! / Tom Morris -- 3:00 A.M.-4:00 A.M. CTU orientation / Ronald Weed -- 4:00 A.M.-5:00 A.M. Acknowledgements: Chloe, we need you! -- 5:00 A.M.-9:00 A.M. Special agent Jack Bauer -- 5:00 A.M.-6:00 A.M. What would Jack Bauer do? Moral dilemmas and moral theory in 24 / Randall M. Jensen -- 6:00 A.M.-7:00 A.M. Between hero and villain: Jack Bauer and the problem of "dirty hands" / Stephen de Wijze -- 7:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M. Beyond the call of duty / Richard Davis -- 8:00 A.M.-9:00 A.M. Truth and illusion in 24: Jack Bauer, Dionysus in the world of Apollo / Stephen Snyder -- 9:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. The Oval Office and the halls of power -- 9:00 A.M.-10:00 A.M. President Palmer and the invasion of China: The beginning of a just war? / Jennifer Hart Weed -- 10:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M. Jack Bauer as anti-Eichmann and scourge of political liberalism / Brandon Claycomb and Greig Mulberry -- 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. Palmer's pickle: Why couldn't he stomach it? / Georgia Testa -- 12:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. CTU Headquarters -- 12:00 P.M.-1:00 P.M. The ethics of torture in 24: Shockingly banal / Donal P. O' Mathuna -- 1:00 P.M.-2:00 P.M. Loyalty and the "war of all against all" in 24 / Eric M. Rovie -- 2:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. Who dares sins: Jack Bauer and moral luck / Rob Lawlor -- 3:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. Moles, double-agents, and terrorists -- 3:00 P.M.-4:00 P.M. Living in a world of suspicion: The epistemology of mistrust / Scott Calef -- 4:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M. The cruel cunning of reason: The modern/postmodern conflict in 24 / Terrence Kelly -- 5:00 P.M.-6:00 P.M. The knowledge game can be torture / R. Douglas Geivett -- 6:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. Technology, objectification, and the clock -- 6:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. How the cell phone changed the world and made 24 / Read Mercer Schuchardt -- 7:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. 24 and the ethics of objectification / Robert Arp and John Carpenter -- 8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. Jack in double time: 24 in light of aesthetic theory / Paul A. Cantor -- 9:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M. Classified: CTU personnel -- 10:00 P.M.-11:00 P.M. Classified: Assets and sources -- 11:00 P.M.-12:00 A.M. Classified: The codes.
Summary 24 and philosophy is a book you just can't do without. It's all here, folks: the reason Presidents trust him; how Jack cuts through the lies and ambiguities; why he puts his life on the line for others; and how he knows which knee cap to blow out to get that all-important next lead. With the help of twenty "24 crazed" philosophers, you'll figure out what makes this guy tick, and much much more. This book is a witty, but philosophical exploration of the popular television series 24, now in its sixth season. It addresses pressing ethical issues relating to torture, terrorism and warfare. It raises fascinating questions about knowledge, loyalty, and suspicion. It explores in-depth the character and behaviour of Jack Bauer. It is written by philosophers who are all serious fans of the show.
Subject 24 (Television program)
Bauer, Jack (Fictitious character)
Added Author Weed, Jennifer Hart.
Davis, Richard Brian, 1963-
Weed, Ronald L.
Added Title Twenty-four and philosophy
ISBN 9781405171045 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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