The Resource Orange is the new black and philosophy: : last exit from Litchfield, (ebook)

Orange is the new black and philosophy: : last exit from Litchfield, (ebook)

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Orange is the new black and philosophy: : last exit from Litchfield
Title
Orange is the new black and philosophy:
Title remainder
last exit from Litchfield
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Language
eng
Summary
This collection of eighteen chapters by talented philosophical minds probes some of the many lessons to be learned from Orange Is the New Black (mostly the addictive Netflix comedy-drama but with some attention to the best-selling real-life book by Piper Kerman). The show and the book that inspired it both dramatically highlight the troubling, stressful situation of millions of incarcerated Americans. How do the show's shower scenes shed light on the classical mind-body problem? How can we make our lives meaningful when our options are curtailed by authority? What does it mean to manipulate someone, and why is it bad? What can we learn about the peculiarity of human beliefs from Pennsatucky's notion of the gay agenda? Is Litchfield Prison a preparation for life outside or just a scale model of life outside? What could the governors of Litchfield learn from Jeremy Bentham and his panopticon? How is it that even in prison we find ourselves condemned to be free? Why is one of the worst things about prison being forced to see who and what we really are? It so happens that life in prison is absolutely full and overfull of philosophical implications. Orange Is the New Black and Philosophy stays close to the characters and scenes of the TV show, applying insights from ethics, existentialism, metaphysics, epistemology, and political philosophy. The book is aimed at thoughtful fans of this amazingly fine TV show, who want to learn more about its disturbing issues
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Midwest
Dewey number
791.5
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • 1961 September 2-
  • 1983-
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  • Greene, Richard
  • Robison-Greene, Rachel
  • hoopla digital
Series statement
Popular culture and philosophy
Series volume
volume 92
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  • Television programs
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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Orange is the new black and philosophy: : last exit from Litchfield, (ebook)
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780812699081
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11787227
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remote
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11787227
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MWT11787227
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Orange is the new black and philosophy: : last exit from Litchfield, (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
9780812699081
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11787227
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11787227
System control number
MWT11787227
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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