9780812698237-0812698231-The Wire and Philosophy: This America, Man (Popular Culture and Philosophy, 73)

The Wire and Philosophy: This America, Man (Popular Culture and Philosophy, 73)

ISBN-13: 9780812698237
ISBN-10: 0812698231
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Open Court
Format: Paperback 384 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780812698237
ISBN-10: 0812698231
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: Open Court
Format: Paperback 384 pages

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By many accounts, HBO’s The Wire was and remains the greatest and most important television drama of all time. Conceived by writers David Simon and ex-Baltimore homicide detective Ed Burns, this five-season, sixty-episode tour de force has raised the bar for compelling, intelligent television production. With each season addressing a different arena of life in the city of Baltimore, and each season’s narratives tapping into those from previous seasons, The Wire was able to reveal the overlapping, criss-crossing, and colliding realities that shapeif not controlthe people, institutions, and culture of the modern American city.

The Wire and Philosophy celebrates this show’s realism as well as its intellectual and philosophical clarity. Selected philosophers who are fans of The Wire tap into these conflicts and interconnections to expose the underlying philosophical issues and assumptions and pursue questions, such as, can cops really tell whether they are smarter than their perps? Or do they fall victim to intellectual vanity? Do individuals really have free will to resist the temptationsof gangs, of drugs, or corruptionthat surround them? Is David Simon a modern-day Marx who sees capitalism leading ultimately to its own collapse, or is Baltimore’s story uniquely its own?

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