The X-Files and Philosophy: The Truth Is in Here Popular Culture and Philosophy

One big issue is whether the weird and unexplained happenings, including the existence of entities unknown to traditional science, might really exist. Scully demands objective, with Mulder’s help, and she usually gets it, repeatable evidence, in astounding and unwelcome ways. If such fabulous entities really exist, regular science is represented by scully and usually turns out to be wrong, why do we imagine they do?       In The X-Files, what do we owe them? And if they don’t exist, while open-minded credulity or pseudoscience is represented by Mulder and usually turns out to be right, or at least somehow on the right track.

And if they did, as yet undiscovered, what would be the proper way to behave towards them? Some of these entities seem to flout conventional laws of nature—but perhaps we need to allow for different, laws. In the x-files and philosophy, at least somewhere, thirty-six fearless philosophers seek for the truth which is out there, in here, or as the postmodernists claim nowhere.

What lessons should we take from the finding of The X-Files that respectable science is nearly always wrong and outrageous speculative imagination nearly always right? Open court.

Opening the X-Files: A Critical History of the Original Series

Over nine seasons and two feature films, aliens, agents Mulder and Scully pursued monsters, mutants and shadowy conspirators across the American landscape. More than 20 years after it was first broadcast, The X-Files still holds the public imagination. Covering the entire series from its debut through the second feature film, this book examines how creator Chris Carter and his team of writers turned a scrappy cult favorite on Fox into a global phenomenon.

. Running for more than 200 episodes, the series transformed television, crafting a postmodern mythology that spoke to the anxieties and uncertainties of the end of the 20th century.

The Philosophy of The X-Files Philosophy Of Popular Culture

With sections devoted to the show's credos, " individual characters, such as "The Truth Is Out There, 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.

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. Used book in Good Condition.

PopLit, PopCult and The X-Files: A Critical Exploration

For six acclaimed seasons, fbi paranormal detectives Mulder and Scully have been chasing monsters and little green men and exposing government conspiracies, while espousing the mantras "trust no one" and "the truth is out there. This work takes a close look at the popular television series and shows how its style, character and narrative structure have continued to tease and please a wide viewing audience every week for six years.

This part also looks at the show's use of expressionistic techniques in both its visual and sound effects; the related tropes of self-reflexive humor, irony and the grotesque; and its ability to give the audience an occasional strong sensory jolt. The first section examines the text of the series and the progression of its mythic story arc.

Used book in Good Condition. The second section explores the context that has given rise to The X-Files phenomenon in the 1990s. The show's gothic horror tradition is established, and its contribution to the Zeitgeist of the 90s is also acknowledged. Used book in Good Condition.

We Want to Believe: Faith and Gospel in The X-files

The desire to believe in something greater than ourselves is part of human nature: we want to believe. Mulder's poster may feature a flying saucer, but the phrase "I want to believe" refers to more than simply the quest for the truth about aliens. In the spirit of the show, this book uses the symbols and images presented throughout the series to pose such questions and explore some of the answers, particularly in the Christian tradition.

With a focus on key themes of the series--faith, love, hope, and truth--along the way, this book journeys from the desire to believe to the message of the cross. Used book in Good Condition. The x-files depicts this struggle by posing questions and exploring possible answers, both natural and supernatural.

Scully's cross represents this desire to believe, as well as the internal struggle between faith and what we can see and prove. The search for extraterrestrial life, the truth that is out there, is a metaphor for the search for God. From the first episode to the latest feature film, two main symbols provide the driving force for the iconic television series The X-Files: Fox Mulder's "I Want to Believe" poster and Dana Scully's cross necklace.

Why would god let the innocent suffer? can god forgive even the most heinous criminal? What if God is giving us signs to point the way to the truth, but we're not paying attention? These are some of the questions raised by The X-Files. Used book in Good Condition.

Deny All Knowledge: Reading the " X-files "

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Jurassic Park and Philosophy: The Truth Is Terrifying Popular Culture and Philosophy

If revived and once again let loose to walk the Earth, these too may turn out to be more dangerous than we bargained for. Rex or other dinosaurs is immense, profitability, or is something missing? how do the different forces — human curiosity, but should we choose to let sleeping dinosaurs lie? And if we do bring them back by reconstituting them from ancient DNA, are they really what they were, and philanthropy — interact to determine what actually happens in such cases? What moral standards should be applied to those who try to bring back lost worlds? The idea of bringing back the dead and the powerful is not limited to biological species.

Used book in Good Condition. It also applies to bringing back old gods, old institutions, old philosophies, and old myths. Human beings live and thrive by modifying nature, but when do the risks of changing nature outweigh the likely benefits? If it’s true that “Life will find a way, ” should we view any modified or newly reconstituted life as a hazard? The new scientific information we could gain by bringing back T.

Twenty-one philosophers investigate the implications of the Jurassic Park franchise for our lives, our values, and our future. Used book in Good Condition.

Monsters of the Week: The Complete Critical Companion to The X-Files

Used book in Good Condition. In monsters of the week: the complete critical companion to The X-Files, TV critics Zack Handlen and Emily Todd VanDerWerff look back at exactly what made the long-running cult series so groundbreaking. Packed with insightful reviews of every episode—including the tenth and eleventh seasons and both major motion pictures—Monsters of the Week leaves no mystery unsolved and no monster unexplained.

This crucial collection includes a foreword by series creator Chris Carter as well as exclusive interviews with some of show’s stars and screenwriters, James Wong, including Carter, Robert Patrick, Vince Gilligan, Mitch Pileggi, Darin Morgan, and more. Monsters of the week is the definitive guide to The X-Files—whether you’re a lifelong viewer or a new fan uncovering the conspiracy for the first time.

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Aquarius stars david duchovny “the x files;” “californication” as Sam Hodiak, a seasoned homicide detective whose investigations dovetail with the activities of real-life cult leader Charles Manson in the years before he masterminded the most notorious killings of a generation, the Tate-LaBianca murders.

Shrink-wrapped. Los angeles, 1967. Edgy, addictive and visually stunning, the Age of Aquarius is here. Special features: webisodes, “First look: Aquarius” Used book in Good Condition. Welcome to the Summer of Love. Used book in Good Condition. A small-time but charismatic leader with big plans, Manson has begun to build up his “family”, recruiting vulnerable young men and women to join his cause.

Teaming up with a young cop who will help him infiltrate Manson’s circle, Hodiak is forced to see things through the questioning eyes of someone who came of age amongst the current anti-establishment counterculture.

Westworld and Philosophy: If You Go Looking for the Truth, Get the Whole Thing The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series

Used book in Good Condition. Essays explore different facets of the show’s philosophical puzzles, including the nature of autonomy as well as the pursuit of liberation and free thought, while levying a critical eye at the human example as Westworld’s hosts ascend to their apotheosis in a world scarred and defined by violent acts.

The perfect companion for westworld fans who want to exit the park and bend their minds around the philosophy behind the scenes, Westworld and Philosophy will enrich the experience of the show for its viewers and shed new light on its enigmatic twists and turns. Humans fancy that there’s something special about the way we perceive the world, content, for the most part, and yet we live in loops as tight and as closed as the hosts do, seldom questioning our choices, to be told what to do next.

Dr. There’s a deeper level to this game, and this book charts a course through the maze of the mind, hosts, examining how we think about humans, and the world around us on a journey toward self-actualization. Robert ford, a high-concept cerebral television series which explores the emergence of artificial consciousness at a futuristic amusement park, Westworld  Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? HBO’s Westworld, raises numerous questions about the nature of consciousness and its bearing on the divide between authentic and artificial life.

Are our choices our own? what is the relationship between the mind and the body? why do violent delights have violent ends? Could machines ever have the moral edge over man? Does consciousness create humanity, philosophers, activists, filmmakers, scientists, or humanity consciousness? In Westworld and Philosophy, and ethicists ask the questions you’re not supposed to ask and suggest the answers you’re not supposed to know.

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The X-Files 2019 Wall Calendar

Revisit the cult show with the x-files 2019 wall calendar, the black oil, the threat of the fiji mermaid, which showcases iconic characters from the show including The Lone Gunmen, including alien abduction, FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner, Deep Throat, Tooms, The Cigarette Smoking Man, the New Jersey Devil, and Alex Krycek; and the show's classic storylines, among many others.

Used book in Good Condition. The x-files 2019 wall Calendar features images from the iconic show's run. The x-files's fbi special agents fox mulder David Duchovny and Dana Scully Gillian Anderson investigate unexplained, mind-bending cases about the paranormal and unravel shadowy governmental conspiracies.

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