Monday, June 14, 2010

True Blood and Philosophy: We Wanna Think Bad Things with You (The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series)

Does God hate fangs?
Is Sam still Sam when he turns into a collie?
Is coming out of the coffin the same as coming out of the closet?
Are all vampires created evil?

Vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, fairies, telepaths -- True Blood has it all. In a world where supernatural creatures coexist with human beings, Sookie Stackhouse and Bill Compton wrestle with powerful desires while facing complex issues concerning sex, romance, bigotry, violence, death, and immortality. 
 Now True Blood and Philosophy calls on the minds of some of history's great thinkers to perform some philosophical bloodletting on this thought-provoking series. From the metaphysics of mind reading to Maryann Forrester's cult of Dionysus, from vampire politics to the nature of personal identity, and from contemporary feminism to the rights of nonhuman species, True Blood and Philosophy mines the thinking of philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche, and John Rawls to enlighten us on the intriguing themes that surround this supernatural world. You'll find no shortage of juicy metaphysical morsels to sink your teeth into!
My Thoughts - I am a H-U-G-E Southern Vampire series and True Blood Fan. This book is a must have for any one who is a fan. I recently read another book in this philosophical series - Alice in Wonderland and just like that book, this one I couldn't put down either. It touches on religion, racism, violence, and immortality. There are other great books in the series I want to pick up like Twilight and House - More of my favorites :)
Make sure little eyes aren't watching True Blood season 3 trailer

Disclaimer - I received this book for my honest opinion, no other compensation was received.

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