The Big Lebowski and Philosophy: Keeping Your Mind Limber with Abiding Wisdom by Peter S. Fosl - PDF free download eBook

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  • Published: Sep 05, 2015
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Is abiding a virtue?Does Walters aggression illustrate the principles of just war theory?Does bowling help Donny, Walter, and the Dude resist nihilism?Does the Dude exemplify the Taoist way of life?Is the Dude a feminist ally?In the morally...

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Is abiding a virtue?

Does Walters aggression illustrate the principles of just war theory?

Does bowling help Donny, Walter, and the Dude resist nihilism?

Does the Dude exemplify the Taoist way of life?

Is the Dude a feminist ally?

In the morally corrupt world of The Big Lebowski, the Dude emerges as a beacon of integrity, authenticity, and virtue. He is a philosophers hero who struggles to live the good life in spite of assault, rug peeing, an apparent kidnapping, and the death of a friend—and The Big Lebowski and Philosophy unpacks the deeper meaning of it all. Enlisting the help of great thinkers like Plato, Nietzsche, Aristotle, Gödel, Derrida, Freud, Wittgenstein, and Epicurus, the book explores the Dudes pacifism and Walters warrior instincts, the class war between unemployed bums and capitalist achievers, and how leisure is an essential part of our human existence. Read this book and youll know why The Big Lebowski is one of the greatest existentialist movies of all time. But thats just, you know, our opin

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Peter S. Fosl is chair of the philosophy program at Transylvania University. Coauthor of The Philosophers Toolkit, he has contributed to Metallica and Philosophy, Ultimate Lost and Philosophy, Terminator and Philosophy, Heroes and Philosophy, and Twilight and Philosophy. Visit www.PeterFosl.us for more information.

William Irwin is a professor of philosophy at Kings College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the , and the death of a friend—and The Big Lebowski and Philosophy unpacks the deeper meaning of it all. Enlisting the help of great thinkers like Plato, Nietzsche, Aristotle, Gödel, Derrida, Freud, Wittgenstein, and Epicurus, the book explores the Dudes pacifism and Walters warrior instincts, the class war between unemployed bums and capitalist achievers, and how leisure is an essential part of our human existence. Read this book and youll know why The Big Lebowski is one of the greatest existentialist movies of all time. But thats just, you know, our opin

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