Monday, November 19, 2007

New Book Gets ‘Lost’ In Logic

CLEVELAND, Ohio (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Philosophy students are about to find themselves putting down their Plato and turning on their TVs.

Lost and Philosophy: The Island Has Its Reasons (Blackwell Publishing) is a new book of 22 essays by prominent philosophers, which goes beyond the entertainment and makes scholarly sense out of the tangled twists and turns on ABC’s hit series Lost.

Editor Sharon Kaye, an Associate Professor of Philosophy at John Carroll University, says the book will be great way for students to examine the deeper meanings behind the mysterious dorm-room drama, and even wishes the teaching tool was around in the 90s when she was studying.

She says, “When I was studying we did a lot more abstract, hard-core reading. It was more difficult than it needed to be!”

And even when she’s not dishing the dirt on Descartes, Kaye is still lured in by lewd logic.

She says, “I like Family Guy – it’s raunchy, but very philosophical too.”

Lost and Philosophy comes out November 20.

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