The Big Bang Theory and Philosophy : Pop Culture and Philosophy

  • by Dean Kowalski (Editor), William Irwin (Editor)
  • Narrated by Andrew Eiden
  • Series: Pop Culture and Philosophy
  • 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A lighthearted meditation on the philosophical quandaries of the hit television show The Big Bang Theory...
Ever wonder what Aristotle might say about the life Sheldon Cooper leads? Why Thomas Hobbes would applaud the roommate agreement? Who Immanuel Kant would treat with "haughty derision" for weaving "un-unravelable webs"? And - most importantly - whether Wil Wheaton is truly evil? Of course you have. Bazinga!
This book mines the deep thinking of some of history's most potent philosophical minds to explore your most pressing questions about The Big Bang Theory and its nerdy genius characters. You might find other philosophy books on science and technology and cosmology, but only this one refers to Darth Vader Force-chokes, cloning Leonard Nimoy, and oompa-loompa-like engineers. Fo-shizzle.


Gives you irresistibly geek-worthy insights on your favorite Big Bang Theory characters, story lines, and ideas
Examines important themes involving ethics and virtue, science and technology, semiotics, religion, and the human condition
Brings the thinking of some of the world's greatest philosophers to bear on The Big Bang Theory, from Aristotle and Plato to Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Simone de Beauvoir, and more
Essential reading for every Big Bang Theory fan, this book explores whether comic-book-wielding geeks can lead the good life, and whether they can know enough science and technology to "tear the mask off nature and stare at the face of God".

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Customer Reviews

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Fun, but repetitive

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

This is really an essay, bulked out to be a full length book. The concept is fun and interesting, but they content tends to repeat several times through the book. The same examples are pulled in over and over (and over and over!)


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- C. Cioffi

Lengthy Scenes

I thought this book was interesting, entertaining, and well read, but it lingered on the scenes from the show longer than I expected.
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- Erik

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-31-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios