What's Good on TV?: Understanding Ethics Through Television

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What's Good on TV? Understanding Ethics Through Television presents an introduction to the basic theories and concepts of moral philosophy using concrete examples from classic and contemporary television shows.

  • Utilizes clear examples from popular contemporary and classic television shows, such as The Office, Law and Order, Star Trek and Family Guy, to illustrate complex philosophical concepts
  • Designed to be used as a stand-alone or supplementary introductory ethics text
  • Features case studies, study questions, and suggested readings
  • Episodes mentioned are from a wide variety of television shows, and are easily accessible
  • Offers a balanced treatment of a number of controversial ethical issues including environmental ethics, animal welfare, abortion, homosexuality, capital punishment, assisted suicide, censorship and the erosion of values
  • Includes a companion website at http://whatsgoodontv.webs.com

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    Title
Ethical Theory Seeing the Light What's Good on TV? Ethics
An Anthology Exploring Ethics Through Movies Understanding Ethics Through Television The Big Questions
  Resource Type Anthology Textbook Textbook Anthology
  Audience Level Advanced undergraduate and graduate Undergraduate and graduate Undergraduate Undergraduate and graduate
  Pages 816 383 320 608
  List Price $69.95 $34.95 $34.95 $56.95
  Publication Date July, 2012 March, 2012 October, 2011 March, 2009
  Author(s) Russell Shafer-Landau Wanda Teays Jamie Carlin Watson and Robert Arp James P. Sterba
  Imprint Wiley-Blackwell Wiley-Blackwell Wiley-Blackwell Wiley-Blackwell
  Print Book 0470671602 1444332880 1405194758 1405191287
  Kindle Book B008H3TZXK B007RT1RD6 B0062O83K2 Not Available - Request Kindle Version
  Edition 2 1 1 2
  Brief Description Features a collection of 80 essays from classic and contemporary philosophers that address questions at the heart of moral philosophy. An engaging and innovative approach to the study of ethics and the development of moral reasoning skills through film. Introduction to the basic theories and concepts of moral philosophy using examples from classic and contemporary television shows. Uses the best available readings to ask the central questions of ethics: What is the nature of morality? Why be moral? What are the requirements of morality?
 

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Are the actions of TV's Jack Bauer morally justified? What can a mob hit sanctioned by Tony Soprano possibly teach us about ethical behavior? And what makes Captain Jean-Luc Picard such an ideal moral figure, anyway? It should come as no surprise that some of the most abstract philosophical ideas are often easier absorbed with examples drawn from popular culture. What's Good on TV? Understanding Ethics Through Television presents an introduction to the basic theories and concepts of moral philosophy using concrete examples from classic and contemporary television shows. Topics from metaethics, normative ethics, and applied ethics are addressed - alongside explanations of classic and contemporary arguments - and considered through the eyes of characters as varied as Phoebe Buffay, Dr Gregory House, and cast members of Family Guy. Enlightening and informative, yet far more enjoyable than standard texts, What's Good on TV? is an introduction to some of the more imponderable philosophical ideas inherent in modern ethics.

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