The Ultimate Lost and Philosophy: Think Together, Die Alone (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture #35) (Paperback)

The Ultimate Lost and Philosophy: Think Together, Die Alone (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture #35) By William Irwin (Editor), Sharon Kaye (Editor) Cover Image
By William Irwin (Editor), Sharon Kaye (Editor)
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This is book number 35 in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series.


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Dude. So there's, like, this island? And a bunch of us were on Oceanic flight 815 and we crashed on it. I kinda thought it was my fault, because of those numbers. I thought they were bad luck. We've seen the craziest things here, like a polar bear and a Smoke Monster, and we traveled through time back to the 1970s. And we met the Dharma dudes. Arzt even blew himself up. For a long time, I thought I was crazy. But now, I think it might have been destiny. The island's made me question a lot of things. Like, why is it that Locke and Desmond have the same names as real philosophers? Why do so many of us have trouble with our dads? Did Jack have a choice in becoming our leader? And what's up with Vincent? I mean, he's gotta be more than just a dog, right? I dunno. We've all felt pretty lost. I just hope we can trust Jacob, otherwise ... whoa.

With its sixth-season series finale, Lost did more than end its run as one of the most talked-about TV programs of all time; it left in its wake a complex labyrinth of philosophical questions and issues to be explored. Revenge, redemption, love, loss, identity, morality--all of Lost's key themes are examined in this fully updated guide, which reveals the deeper meaning behind every twist and turn in this historic, one-of-a-kind show.

About the Author

SHARON KAYE is professor of philosophy at John Carroll University and edited the original Lost and Philosophy. WILLIAM IRWIN is a professor of philosophy at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the bestselling The Simpsons and Philosophy and has overseen recent titles including Batman and Philosophy, House and Philosophy, and Mad Men and Philosophy. To learn more about the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, visit
Product Details
ISBN: 9780470632291
ISBN-10: 0470632291
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: October 26th, 2010
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture