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The real thing: doing philosophy with the media

Slade, C (2002) The real thing: doing philosophy with the media. Popular culture and everyday life, 4 . Peter Lang, Boston. ISBN 9780820455556

Abstract

Television has been demonized as the cause of the moral decay of our society. Its content is derided as vapid. However, what we watch on television is often philosophically complex. This book examines news, cartoons such as South Park, advertisements, and soap operas and identifies complex moral dilemmas and arguments in them. It argues that we should apply analytical and philosophical skills directly to what we watch and shows how it can be done. In the final chapter, the way in which the news has been overtaken by the private lives of public figures is traced to a breakdown of the public-private divide.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: Chancelry
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2014 12:20
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2015 12:57
URI: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/1743
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