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House and Philosophy : Everybody Lies

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  • Copyright: 2009-05-01
  • Publisher: Wiley
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An unauthorized look at the philosophical issues raised by one of today's most popular television shows: HouseHouse is one of the top three television dramas on the air, pulling in more than 19 million viewers for each episode. This latest book in the popular Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series takes a deeper look at the characters and issues raised in this Emmy Award--winning medical drama, offering entertaining answers to the fascinating ethical questions viewers have about Dr. Gregory House and his medical team.Henry Jacoby (Goldsboro, NC) teaches philosophy at East Carolina University. He has published articles primarily on the philosophy of mind and was a contributor to South Park and Philosophy (978-1-4051-6160-2).

Table of Contents

"Read Less, More TV: A Cranky, Slightly Rude Introduction"
"Humanity Is Overrated." House On Life.
Selfish, Base Animals Crawling Across the Earth: House and the Meaning of Life
House and Sartre: "Hell is Other People"
Is There a Superman in the House? A Nietzchean Point of View
House and Moral Luck
"Welcome To The End Of The Thought Process." House'S Logic And Method.
The Logic of Guesswork in Sherlock Holmes and House, M.D.
It Explains Everything
The Sound of One House Clapping: Rude Diagnostician as Zen Rhetorician
"Being nice is overrated": House and Socrates on the Necessity of Conflict
Is There a Daoist in the House
"It Is The Nature Of Medicine That You Are Going To Screw Up." House And Ethical Principles.
"You care for everybody": Cameron's Ethics of Care
To Intubate or not to Intubate: House's Principles and Priorities
House, M.D., and Medical Paternalism: "You can't always get what you want."
If the End Doesn't Justify the Means, Then What Does
House vs. Tritter: On the Clash of Theoretical and Practical Authority
"The Drugs Don'T Make Me High, They Make Me Neutral." Virtues And Character On House.
House and the Virtue of Eccentricity
Love: The Only Risk House Can't Take
A Prescription for Friendship
Diagnosing Character: A House Divided
Contributors: Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital Staff
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