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The philosophy of the X-files

The philosophy of the X-files

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Published by The University Press of Kentucky in Lexington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • X-files (Television program) -- Miscellanea

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by Dean A. Kowalski ; foreword by William B. Davis.
    SeriesPhilosophy of popular culture
    ContributionsKowalski, Dean A., Davis, William B.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1992.77.X22 P45 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22696388M
    ISBN 109780813192277
    LC Control Number2008051566
    OCLC/WorldCa261176806

    "The Truth" is the collective name for the st and nd episodes of the American science fiction television series The X-Files. The last episodes of the show's ninth season, "The Truth" originally served as the finale for the entire series, until the return of the series in January First aired together on the Fox network on , the episodes were written by series creator Directed by: Kim Manners. The X-files is a fun show, full of thrills, action, and the occasional laugh. There is also, serious philosophy explored behind the action. Can watching TV help you understand the limits of science?

    "Leonard Betts" is the twelfth episode of the fourth season of the American science fiction television series The X-Files. It premiered on the Fox network on Janu It was written by Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, and Frank Spotnitz, directed by Kim Manners, and featured a guest appearance by Paul McCrane as Leonard Betts/Albert Tanner. The episode is a "Monster-of-the-Week" story Directed by: Kim Manners. "Home" is a "Monster-of-the-Week" story, unconnected to the overarching mythology of The X-Files. Watched by million viewers, the initial broadcast had a Nielsen rating of "Home" was the only episode of The X-Files to carry a TV-MA rating upon broadcast and the first to receive a viewer discretion warning for graphic ed by: Kim Manners.

    In The Philosophy of The X-Files, Dean A. Kowalski has gathered a remarkable cast of contributors to shed light on the philosophical mysteries of the television show The X-Files. The Philosophy of The X-Files concentrates not only on the philosophical assumptions and presuppositions of the show but also on how the episodes portray the process of philosophical inquiry. Editor Dean A. Kowalski argues that both philosophy and The X-Files center around a determination to search for truth despite a frequent lack of Cited by: 7.


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