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Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale by James B. South

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale


Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale by James B. South

Designed by writer Joss Whedon as a multilevel story with most of its meanings deeply buried in heaps of heavy irony, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has replaced the X-Files as the show that explains to Americans the nature of the powerful forces of evil continually threatening to surge into a world of everyday decency. This collection features 23 essays by young professional philosophers that examine crucial ethical and metaphysical aspects of the Buffyverse (the world of Buffy). In the tradition of the classic horror films, Buffy the Vampire Slayer addresses ethical issues that have long fascinated audiences. This book finds the ethical and metaphysical lessons from a pop-culture phenomenon. Using the insights of such philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Nietzche and Kant, the authors provide and entertaining introduction to the field. The book also contains a programme episode guide, a biography of contributors and an index.

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Publication date

13th March 2003


James B. South

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Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S.


350 pages


History of Western philosophy
Popular culture



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