The philosophy of The X-files

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In The Philosophy of The X-Files, Dean A. Kowalski has gathered a remarkable cast of contributors to shed light on the philosophical mysteries of the television show The X-Files. With sections devoted to the show's credos, such as "The Truth Is Out There," individual characters, and specific episodes, The Philosophy of The X-Files illuminates the philosophical assumptions and presuppositions of the show as well as presents discussions through the show to help the reader better understand philosophy and philosophical inquiry.

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table_of_contents Introduction : Mulder, Scully, Plato, Aristotle, and Dawkins / Dean A. Kowalski -- The truth is out there : abduction, aliens, and alienation / Mark C.E. Peterson -- Freedom and worldviews in The X-files / V. Alan White -- Postdemocratic society and the truth out there / Richard Flannery and David Louzecky -- Some philosophical reflections on "trust no one" / Richard M. Edwards and Dean A. Kowalski -- "I want to believe" : William James and The X-files / Keith Dromm -- Ancient X-files : Mulder and Plato's Sokratic dialogues / William M. Schneider -- Scully as pragmatist feminist : "truths" are out there / Erin McKenna -- Moral musings on a cigarette smoking man / Timothy Dunn and Joseph J. Foy -- Walter Skinner : The X-files' unsung hero / S. Evan Kreider -- Science and the mystery of consciousness : a dialogue between Mulder and Scully / Gordon Barnes -- "Clyde Bruckman's final repose" reprised / Dean A. Kowalski -- Hope and pessimism : the two tales of "Jose Chung" / Dean A. Kowalski and S. Evan Kreider -- Feelings and fictions : exploring emotion and belief in Fight the future / Christopher R. Trogan.
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title The philosophy of The X-files
title_display The philosophy of The X-files
title_full The philosophy of The X-files [electronic resource] / edited by Dean A. Kowalski ; foreword by William B. Davis
title_short The philosophy of The X-files
title_sort philosophy of the x-files