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True detective and philosophy: a deeper kind of darkness

By: Graham, Jacob, Sparrow, Tom,

Part of the The Blackwell Philosophy and Popculture Series series
1119280796 / 9781119280798
201 pages
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Investigating the trail of philosophical leads in HBO’s chilling True Detective series, an elite team of philosophers examine far-reaching riddles including human pessimism, Rust’s anti-natalism, the problem of evil, and the ‘flat circle’.

  • The first book dedicated to exploring the far-reaching philosophical questions behind the darkly complex and Emmy-nominated HBO True Detective series
  • Explores in a fun but insightful way the rich philosophical and existential experiences that arise from this gripping show
  • Gives new perspectives on the characters in the series, its storylines, and its themes by investigating core questions such as:  Why Life Rather Than Death? Cosmic Horror and Hopeful Pessimism, the Illusion of Self, Noir, Tragedy, Philosopher-Detectives, and much, much more
  • Draws together an elite team of philosophers to shine new light on why this genre-expanding show has inspired such a fervently questioning fan-base


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