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Supernatural and PhilosophyNo doubt the years hunting monsters and saving the universe have had their toll on the Winchesters but their toughest and most gruesome battles are contained in this book Think Lucifer was diabolically clever Think again No son is wayward than the one who suanders his intellect and academic career pursuing uestions as poignant as Half awesome That's full on good right Gathered here for the first time since the formation of Purgatory a co. I wanted to love this waited for it with bated breath was thrilled half the contributors were women philosophers 7 of 15 that is if Danilo is a woman so I should love it right Right Wrong It felt light to me And yes I totally get X and Philosophy anything should be light it's philosophy lite after all and yet and yet Possibly because I wanted to like it so much possibly because my leetle grey cells are tired from all the traveling I didn't love it and I didn't really get off on the fan girl stuff either So this is the thing women love Supernatural because it's good clean fun an honorable escape so to speak very little swearing less gore than on Bones very little gratuitous sex practically none compared to anything on cable television vis Trueblood the protagonists are hot my GAWD are they hot and the first five seasons were a dynamic trajectory from urban myth to epic battles on a cosmic scale But I always wanted to sip from this tv show wanted to really get why it fired on so many burners considering it's not expensive to produce sets are bare bones it's the same hotel room repapered week after week and the crowd scenes pitiful and it's not all that fantastically well written Its success can't all depend on Jensen Ackles and his one two sucker punch of good looks and flawless comedic timing So I was hoping to find out what some of the best thinkers out there deem its formula for success No dice I blame the editor Galen A Foresman who subtitles the book Metaphysics and Monsters for Idjits proving he's watched the show and identifies with the 60 year old Bobby who is hunter emeritus alcoholic widow and long overdue for a bath; and who introduces the book with a section dedicated to GhostPhacers which is for me the most puerile and least interesting invention of the series' writers So fan boys nerds and washed up old guys yep you matter Too bad people who want to explore the composition of the tectonic plates in this wacky world are left hanging So why didn't anyone really scrape at what draws thinking adults into this compelling show Perhaps because it has continued long after it ought to have been wrapped up Everyone and everything has been touched upon There is actually NO WHERE left for Sam and Dean to go they've been to Heaven they've been to Hell several times each and they've been everywhere in between By season 9 it's all retread and all of the thrilling meta stuff has been done to deathSo here's what I think is the enduring appeal of this show Here are a couple of taciturn drifters riding a gorgeous black horse loved the Horseman of the Apocalypse imagery Red Mustang Red Horse of War slight artistic license there but reread Revelations and you'll appreciate; their mission is to ride into town run off the bad guys seduce all the pretty girls and ride out at dusk At this show's deepest identity it's a Western You get a genuine whiff of sagebrush and freedom in amongst the vampire blood and gunsmoke There can be no American form of story telling than the Western and I believe the television show runners know it and exploit it Observe that Sam and Dean spend next to no time at all in New England or New York where they have fantastic fodder for story lines Sleepy Hollow Cemetery anyone Did you all know that Emerson dug his dead wife up three years after she died to gaze upon her face He really did Tell me that guy couldn't have been hunter But yeah New England isn't all the open range y is it Too civilizedI'm getting carried away with themes I wanted covered and uestions I wanted to be asked The chapters that did address the uestions I had were Stacey Goguen's Masculinity and Supernatural Love and no it was not about Sam and Dean's homosexual relationship; and Patricia Brace's Mothers Lovers and Other Monsters which addressed the fact that all Supernatural women seem to fit into very narrow categories some

Galen A. Foresman ä 9 Summary

Ormal topics in the hit TV show SupernaturalAccessible treatment of thorny issues for a general audience Written by philosophical fans of the show for philosophical fans of the show Those unfamiliar with the show will still find fascinating insights into Heaven Hell Angels Demons God Lucifer and Good and Evil Contributors tackle issues ranging from the biological classifications of monsters to the epistemological problems of ghost huntin. I love supernatural but this book was underwhelming

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Supernatural and Philosophy Read & Download ↠ 9 Â No doubt the years hunting monsters and saving the universe have had their toll on the Winchesters but their toughest and most gruesome battles are contained in this book Think Lucifer was diabolically clever Think again No son is wayward than the one who suanders his intellect and Llection of research so arcane and horrific that it would make even the late great Bobby Singer blush Supernatural and Philosophy tackles all the big ideas in the long running hit show Supernatural covering thorny issues in a fun and accessible way Even those unfamiliar with the show will find fascinating insights into Heaven Hell Angels Demons God and Lucifer A uniue collection of insights into the many philosophical religious and paran. The authors had many great points and were very thought provoking; HOWEVER the editors could have done a lot to keep the book from being a redundant mess I felt like I was reading the same thing over and over More often I felt like I was reading the same EXAMPLES over and over and that got very cumbersome