May 27, 2020
House and Philosophy: Everybody Lies
Posted by Henry Jacoby William Irwin

Is being nice overrated Are we really just selfish, base animals crawling across Earth in a meaningless existence Would reading less and watching television be good for you Is House a master of Eastern philosophy or just plain rude Dr Gregory House is arguably the most complex and challenging antihero in the history of television, but is there to this self imporIs being nice overrated Are we really just selfish, base animals crawling across Earth in a meaningless existence Would reading less and watching television be good for you Is House a master of Eastern philosophy or just plain rude Dr Gregory House is arguably the most complex and challenging antihero in the history of television, but is there to this self important genius than gray matter and ego This book takes a deeper look at House to reveal the philosophical underpinnings of this popular medical drama and its cane waving curmudgeon s most outrageous behavior What emerges is a remarkable character who is part Sherlock Holmes, part Socratic philosopher, part Nietzschean superman, part Taoist rhetorician, and not at all as screwed up as you might think With everything from Aristotle to Zen, House and Philosophy takes an engaging look at everyone s favorite misanthropic genius and his team at Princeton Plainsboro Hospital.

  • Title: House and Philosophy: Everybody Lies
  • Author: Henry Jacoby William Irwin
  • ISBN: 9780470316603
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
  • House and Philosophy Everybody Lies Jacoby, Henry, Irwin With everything from Aristotle to Zen, House and Philosophy takes an engaging look at everyone s favorite misanthropic genius and his team at Princeton Plainsboro Hospital About the Author HENRY JACOBY teaches philosophy at East Carolina University. House and Philosophy Everybody Lies by Henry Jacoby Yes, House and Philosophy is what motivates me to run, jump, lift, and huff and puff Overall this is a good book The philosophy is just enough that anyone without a background in the subject can comprehend what the author is saying, and those with a background can still appreciate the arguments without feeling they are too jejune. House and Philosophy Everybody Lies House is one of the top three television dramas on the air, pulling in than 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 House and Philosophy Everybody Lies by Henry Jacoby Dec , HOUSE S REAL PHILOSOPHY IS OBJECTIVISM This is a really enjoyable book, with a lot of insight into a fictional being I purchased this book the same day I purchased THE VIRTUE OF SELFISHNESS by AYN RAND How the authors could avoid mentioning OBJECTIVISM is amazing. House and Philosophy Everybody Lies General Philosophy An unauthorized look at the philosophical issues raised by one of todays most popular television shows House House is one of the top three television dramas on the air, pulling in than million viewers for each episode. House and Philosophy Everybody Lies The Blackwell With everything from Aristotle to Zen, House and Philosophy takes an engaging look at everyone s favorite misanthropic genius and his team at Princeton Plainsboro Hospital. Wiley House and Philosophy Everybody Lies William House is one of the top three television dramas on the air, pulling in than 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 Customer reviews House and Philosophy House and Philosophy Everybody Lies The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series If you are a TRUE HOUSE fan, this book is truly a MUST HAVE HOUSE WILLIAM IRWIN is a professor of philosophy at King s College, Pennsylvania He has coedited The Simpsons and Philosophy and edited Seinfeld and Philosophy, The Matrix and Philosophy, and Metallica and Philosophy HOUSE PHILOSOPHY AND EVERYBODY LIES House and Philosophy Everybody Lies The Blackwell With everything from Aristotle to Zen, House and Philosophy takes an engaging look at everyone s favorite misanthropic genius and his team at Princeton Plainsboro Hospital HENRY JACOBY teaches philosophy at East Carolina University WILLIAM IRWIN is

    House and Philosophy Everybody Lies Is being nice overrated Are we really just selfish base animals crawling across Earth in a meaningless existence Would reading less and watching television be good for you Is House a master of Easter

    Ellie

    House and Philosophy Everybody Lies, edited by Henry Jacoby is a collection of essays in the series created by Bill Irwin of philosophical examinations of various popular, even iconic television shows or films The series explores a range of shows from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the function of superheros in our culture to animated series like South Park I find the use of popular culture to illuminate philosophical issues fascinating and, pop addict that I am, mesmerizing.In House and Philosophy [...]


    Christopher

    I was quite disappointed by this contribution to the Philosophy and Popular Culture series Probably, in part, due to the fact that I have been anticipating this arrival for a couple of years I have not understood why it took so long to put together a collection of philosophical essays on House, but the finished product seems oddly rushed The individual contributions do not display the philosophical depth of some of the other editions and, as a whole, the issue seems to have overlooked some reall [...]


    Dave Brown

    Recently, I was asked by a friend to list fifteen of the most influential fictional characters in my lifearacters that would always stick with me Since the list didn t specify between literary and television film characters, I had difficulty, at least in retrospect, leaving Gregory House off of that list House is a character that has always resonated with me On my, how should I say, less than optimistic days, I ve been told that I have everything in common with him except walking with a cane The [...]


    Carine

    Good pseudo intellectual fun Some of the essays especially the last seem to regard the cast of House as real people, which isting I don t know if that s the way of philosophers who are way too into a TV show, or of academics trying to appeal to pop culture Anyway, it s a very interesting read in a cultural lens sense, completely apart from the TV show itself Some essays, like The Logic of Guesswork in Sherlock Holmes and The Unmannerly Doctor as Zen Rhetorician, are good in and of themselves I t [...]


    Yederith Loner

    Opini n de una persona com n yo He de aclarar primero, que no s mucho de filosof a, as que la comprensi n de las opiniones de este libro me result un poco complicada, por lo que queda claro que no basta de gustar la serie de TV para seleccionar un libro como ste, recomiendo tener una comprensi n b sica de filosof a para facilitar una lectura m s fluida y tener una referencia mental de lo que se est hablando.Independientemente de la tem tica del libro, una cosa que me result muy inc moda de la pr [...]


    Nicolas

    The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series has a consistently excellent approach to philosophy in pop culture and the popularity of House, M.D among academics probably let the editors have their pick of the litter for gem contributions In short, HaP EL is a well constructed anthology of philosophical scholarship aimed at a popular audience, featuring several brilliant essays If you like House, and you re wondering if you should read it, the answer is yes.This book neatly bypasses most of th [...]


    Jared Millet

    I ve read a few of these pop culture essay books in the last few years, and House and Philosophy is better organized and focused than most Instead of just letting a bunch of experts and semi celebrities ramble on about whatever topic they please, Jacoby uses the familiar characters of House, MD as a touchstone from which to introduce key philosophical theories on humanity, reason, ethics, and virtue It s practically a Philosophy 101 primer with occasional snark.The book was produced just after [...]


    Luis Cisneros

    El libro es bueno, pero creo que al que lo lea es necesario haber visto previamente la serie, el libro esta dividido por ensayos de distintas personas que se mueven en el mundo de la filosof a, pero repiten bastante los cap tulos de referencia en los que esta basado, pero el contenido es bueno, lo hab a le do antes, pero esta vez lo disfrute mas Por otro lado me gustar a agregar que si esperas ver referencias de toda la serie, temo decepcionarte, hasta la hora de escribirlo solo tomaron en cuent [...]


    Phillip

    I ve loved this series from the first episode Now someone has found a philosophical side to the cranky character This book will make you take a good look at yourself We all have a little House in us.


    Rae

    abominable brainchild of robert pirsig and the watchowski brothers.


    Rob

    The I read the it became wearing and I began to wonder if you couldn t do this same exercise with Scooby Doo or Barney the Dinosaur.


    Mahmoud Mostafa

    3 , , , , , , , 1 It Explains Everything2 Being Nice Is Overrated 3 House and Sartre Hell Is Other People 4 House and Moral Luck 5 House and the Virtue of Eccentricity6 Love The Only Risk House Can t Take .


    Karen

    Todos deber amos optar por la excentricidad y un experimento de vida porque al fin y al cabo todos mienten.Este libro no solo me revelo una forma de ver a Dr.House m s all del ser c nico y sarc stico que es, sino tambi n un verdadero genio, para m.


    Danine

    I thought this was an ok collection of essays The first several essays were good and a few good ones were scattered throughout It was a bit watered down for my personal tastes, but I m always happy when an attempt at philosophical ideas is brought to the masses.The biggest idea I m bringing with me from this book is Sartre s ideas about why we dislike people 1 Other people represent potential obstacles to our freedom 2 The way other people objectify us Primarily because we do not and cannot expe [...]


    Aaron

    If I had a time machine and could give this book to myself at age 14, my younger self would be just ecstatic To think, a book where they combine hard nosed, serious philosophical ideas with the fun and lovable characters I love, and hate, and love to hate on television That very excitement would probably have carried me through the book, even the really lame or strange parts, all the way to the end I probably would have noticed my loss of excitement and increased sense of confusion by then, but [...]


    Särah Nour

    I quickly reached for this one at the bookstore when I saw the great Hugh Laurie as the great Dr House on the cover, as would any avid fan of the show House MD House and Philosophy a series of stimulating and provocative essays written by various philosophy professors and assembled by series editors Henry Jacoby and William Irwin delves past the cantankerous surface of the famed doctor s character to analyze his complex philosophies, which are revealed in various episodes in the series that deal [...]


    Billie Pritchett

    This is a pop philosophy book about TV misanthrope Gregory House and his unorthodox behavior The various articles in the book attempt to frame House in terms of some philosophical model or as representing some philosophical system Here are some of the jewels, which might strike you as uncontroversial, but anyway 1 For House, something of a meaningful life involves living consistently with respect to what is true and seeking the truth 2 Even though, in general, human beings blame people for what [...]


    Colin Chamberlin

    House and Philosophy Everybody Lies is a new take on many ideas prevalent in the show, House M.D and how they relate to our real physical lives, systems of government and moral tendencies To someone who is very involved in political philosophy, this was a great read for me because it, being written by so many people, has wildly varying perspectives on the show s message Some interpretations are very socialist, some are very individualist and some are a figurative cocktail of both.I found the sec [...]


    Starfire

    House and Philosophy is one of the Blackwell Philosophy Culture series of books, and I have to admit, was a well done concept.Basically, they take a load of visiting academics who are professors of either philosophy or some related discipline e.g religious studies , given them each a philosophy related topic e.g what makes life meaningful, what is virtue, etc , then gets them to use characters and or events from the first four seasons of House to illustrate their essays about that topic.I have t [...]


    Mari

    There is so much great stuff in this book for House fans and those philosophically inclined Of course it helps that the inspirational material is nearly endless My favorite part is one paragraph and it s corresponding note from Chapter 1 Selfish, Base Animals Crawling Across the Earth This deals with House s need for proof mostly regarding all things, but in this case the existence of an afterlife Season 4 97 seconds House arranges to kill himself and is clinically dead for a short time before [...]


    Luc Abdullah

    Pakcik Ben, sebelum dia mati, dia sempat berpesan pada Peter Parker, dengan kuasa yang hebat, berkepuk kepuk tanggungjawab Kedengaran janggal terjemahan ini tapi pendek kata, with great power, comes great responsibility Tapi mungkin lebih sesuai dikatakan, kita dikilangkan dengan spesifikasi yang seimbang, tak semestinya lihai itu sangat bagus, atau idiopathic itu sangat tidak berguna Menjadi produk intelligent design , kita dipakejkan dengan kelebihan dan kelemahan yang sama sama mengisi ruang [...]


    C

    I listened to this on audio book at the gym Yes, House and Philosophy is what motivates me to run, jump, lift, and huff and puff Overall this is a good book The philosophy is just enough that anyone without a background in the subject can comprehend what the author is saying, and those with a background can still appreciate the arguments without feeling they are too jejune The only downside is it s clear that the book only covers up to around season 4, and there were huge advancements in tragic [...]


    Stu

    This is a good study of several philosophical concepts using House as a framing device Particularly good are Jerold Abrams piece on the logical process used by both House and Sherlock Holmes this was my introduction to the term abductive reasoning , Ruff and Barris portrayal of House as a Zen thinker, John Fitzpatrick s defense of eccentricity a topic dear to my heart , and Kenneth Ebrenberg s examination of practical and theoretical authority Recommended for beginners in philosophy who enjoyed [...]


    Cristopher

    When I saw it in a bookshop I thought it was only a book to make money at the expense of House image, but is than that In Christmas I recieved this book as a gift, so I read it and I must to say that was a real surprise This book really try to relate House with some philosophers like Nietzsche, Camus, Jung, Sartre and others Some topics in the book are interesting than others, but that happen all the time Another thing is that we can see clearly that many persons contributed to write the book [...]


    Robert Wells

    Love me some House And this book has some fabulous essays that bring some new insight into this marvelously complex character The discussion on teh meaning of life was worth the price of the book This is something that as I watch my seasons of House on DVD I will reference It has also given me some inspiration to read up on some of the philosophers including Aristotle and Nietzsche The books is grouped into four parts Life, Virtues, Ethics and Logic Not knowing anything about the technical aspec [...]


    Noelle

    Okay, not to be THAT kind of pretentious douchebag, but I bought this book because a House is one of my favorite shows of all time, as well as one of my favorite characters and b I was a philosophy student when I purchased the book, and I was endlessly interested to find out what better brains than mine had to say about the intersections here If you re new to philosophy and a fan of House, you ll probably enjoy this read But for those who have studied the subject in a bit depth, this reads as a [...]


    Nathan "N.R." Gaddis

    I don t have to plead with you to credit me with indulging in pop cult pulp But I seem to have watched House MD from beginning to end He s such a compelling character, easy to identify with made easier cuz I too once had a genius as a boss And I really came to an understanding of what you pulp readers dig so much the eternal recurrence In the case of House, there was the guaranteed epiphany face once per episode So, when you dip into this stuff, especially when the philosophical floats so lightl [...]


    Jemma

    The first few articles in this collection and the final one are very good Sadly, they are padded out with articles which are really about Philosophy with only a passing acquaintance with House Some slip into philosophical pretentiousness, as with the Unity theory whereby no one can be virtuous if they re not virtuous on all counts Clearly a flawed theory and one which House would never pass Come to think of it, who would So, all in all, some good ideas padded out like a record with fillers Plus, [...]


    Hatem El-Sheemy

    I like the idea.but, I think using just first season isnt sufficient to comment on the philosophy behid the series at all inspite that every episode has a different writer but I see something like a scheme and line for every character through the series where up till now at least makes a lot of sense for me now equals season 6 the book however contains some good points I liked how all writers wrote about one day one room episode which I guess is one of the best philosophical episode of season on [...]


    Ryan Hobbs

    House and Philosophy succeeds in introducing the sometimes inscrutable world of philosophy by attributing these philosophical theories to a character widely known than Plato and Socrates, but it does so at the expense of oversimplifying concepts that people have wrestled with for centuries Similarly, there are a few chapters in this book that seem only tenuously linked to the character and world of PPTH and end up feeling like filler than any real contribution to the book Overall, an interesti [...]



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