True Blood and Philosophy: We Wanna Think Bad Things with You

By William Irwin, George A. Dunn, Rebecca Housel

The 1st examine the philosophical concerns at the back of Charlaine Harris's New York Times bestsellers The Southern Vampire Mysteries and the True Blood tv sequence

Teeming with advanced, legendary characters within the form of vampires, telepaths, shapeshifters, and so on, True Blood, the preferred HBO sequence tailored from Charlaine Harris's bestselling The Southern Vampire Mysteries, has a wealthy number of subject matters to discover, from intercourse and romance to bigotry and violence to dying and immortality. The goings-on within the legendary city of Bon Temps, Louisiana, the place vampires satiate their blood lust and overtly commingle with traditional people, current no shortages of juicy metaphysical morsels to sink your tooth into.

Now True Blood and Philosophy calls at the minds of a few of history's nice thinkers to accomplish a few philosophical bloodletting on such themes as Sookie and the metaphysics of mindreading; Maryann and sacrificial faith; werewolves, shapeshifters and private id; vampire politics, evil, wish, and masses more.

  • The first ebook to discover the philosophical matters and topics in the back of the True Blood novels and tv series
  • Adds a brand new size on your realizing of True Blood characters and themes
  • The excellent significant other to the beginning of the 3rd season on HBO and the discharge of the second one season on DVD

Smart and entertaining, real Blood and Philosophy presents food—or blood—for suggestion, and a enjoyable, new technique to examine the series.

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