The Resource Breaking bad and philosophy: : badder living through chemistry, (ebook)

Breaking bad and philosophy: : badder living through chemistry, (ebook)

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Breaking bad and philosophy: : badder living through chemistry
Title
Breaking bad and philosophy:
Title remainder
badder living through chemistry
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Breaking Bad, hailed by Stephen King, Chuck Klosterman, and many others as the best of all TV dramas, tells the story of a man whose life changes because of the medical death sentence of an advanced cancer diagnosis. The show depicts his metamorphosis from inoffensive chemistry teacher to feared drug lord and remorseless killer. Driven at first by the desire to save his family from destitution, he risks losing his family altogether because of his new life of crime. In defiance of the tradition that viewers demand a TV character who never changes, Breaking Bad is all about the process of change, with each scene carrying forward the morphing of Walter White into the terrible Heisenberg. Can a person be transformed as the result of a few key life choices? Does everyone have the potential to be a ruthless criminal? How will we respond to the knowledge that we will be dead in six months? Is human life subject to laws as remorseless as chemical equations? When does injustice validate brutal retaliation? Why are drug addicts unsuitable for operating the illegal drug business? How can TV viewers remain loyal to a series where the hero becomes the villain? Does Heisenberg's Principle of Uncertainty rule our destinies? In Breaking Bad and Philosophy, a hand-picked squad of professional thinkers investigate the crimes of Walter White, showing how this story relates to the major themes of philosophy and the major life decisions facing all of us
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Midwest
Dewey number
791.4572
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Koepsell, David R.
  • Arp, Robert
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Series statement
Popular culture and philosophy
Series volume
v. 67
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adult
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Breaking bad and philosophy: : badder living through chemistry, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780812697902
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11785196
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11785196
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MWT11785196
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Breaking bad and philosophy: : badder living through chemistry, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780812697902
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11785196
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11785196
System control number
MWT11785196
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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