Serial Killers - Philosophy for Everyone

  • by S. Waller, John M. Doris, Fritz Allhoff
  • Narrated by Josh Clark
  • 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Serial Killers - Philosophy for Everyone investigates our profound interest in mass-murderers. Exploring existential, ethical, and political questions through an examination of real and fictional serial killers, philosophy comes alive here via an exploration of grisly death. This book:

Presents new philosophical theories about serial killing, and relates new research in cognitive science to the minds of serial killers
Includes a philosophical look at real serial killers, such as Ian Brady, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and the Zodiac killer, as well as fictional serial killers, such as Dexter and Hannibal Lecter
Offers a new phenomenological examination of the writings of the Zodiac Killer
Contains an account of the disappearance of one of Ted Bundy's victims, submitted by the organization Families and Friends of Missing Persons and Violent Crime Victims
Integrates the insights of philosophers, academics, crime writers, and police officers


What the Critics Say

"If you're a Dexter fan looking for someplace to start in learning about real-life serial killers, this is a solid and fairly complete volume to start with.... [I]t's also ideal for those who don't have the time to invest in a larger volume. As the title of the series implies, this really is a book that's accessible to everyone." (Digital Air Waves)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Content good but narrator dull

The content of the essays were good and very well written. My only issue was the narrator. It was like listening to Batman reading the essays.
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- Jeromy


What disappointed you about Serial Killers - Philosophy for Everyone?

The voice of the guy that read the text.... could it be any more hilarious??? Its so overly dramatic and hyped up.... for a minute there i thought Nancy Grace or any one of the so called journalists over at HLN were involved.

What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

It is assuming the listener is a moron.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Stupid goofy

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Serial Killers - Philosophy for Everyone?


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- michael

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-24-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios