24 and Philosophy: The World According to Jack

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Jennifer Hart Weed, Richard Brian Davis, Ronald L. Weed
Wiley, 2008 - Performing Arts - 223 pages
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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.

  • A witty, but philosophical exploration of the popular television series 24, now in its sixth season
  • Addresses pressing ethical issues relating to torture, terrorism and warfare
  • Raises fascinating questions about knowledge, loyalty, and suspicion
  • Explores in-depth the character and behaviour of Jack Bauer
  • Written by philosophers who are all serious fans of the show

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User Review  - dczapka - LibraryThing

This collection of philosophical essays takes on the daunting task of intelligently discussing the academic merits of mostly non-academic material while also trying to appeal to both casual and ... Read full review

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WOW. This book pulls out philosophical discussions I didn't believe existed in the series. The search for Truth and Ethics. Jack Bauer: Saviour of the World.


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Jennifer Hart Weed, Richard Davis, and Ronald Weed teach Philosophy at Tyndale University College in Toronto.