By Kevin S. Decker, David R. Koepsell, Robert Arp (eds.)
This quantity considers the varied philosophical rules and arguments present in and encouraged through the severely acclaimed sequence Breaking Bad. This exhibit garnered either severe and renowned awareness for its portrayal of a cancer-stricken, middle-aged, middle-class, highschool chemistry teacher’s glide into the darkish global of promoting methamphetamine to help his family members. Its characters, events, and aesthetic bring up severe and normal philosophical concerns, specially regarding ethics and morality. The exhibit provokes a bevy of wealthy questions and dialogue issues, resembling: What are the moral matters surrounding medications? What classes approximately existentialism and fatalism does the exhibit current? How does the exhibit grapple with the idea that of the top ‘justifying’ the ability? Is Walt quite unfastened to not ‘break bad’? Can he be redeemed? what's the definition and nature of badness (or evil) itself? individuals tackle those and different questions as they dissect the legacy of the exhibit and talk about its contributions to philosophical conversations.
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Arendt, Eichmann in Jerusalem, 238. , 236–237. Thanks to Kevin Decker and David Koepsell for their helpful suggestions for revision. CHAPTER 3 Empathy and Evil: Drug-Dealing Murderers Are People Too Charlene Elsby and Rob Luzecky Gustavo Fring has just had his face blown off, and chunks of Hector Salamanca are sizzling in the flaming remains of an overpriced nursing home (“Face Off”). Walter White is on the roof of a parking garage smoking a cigarette and savoring his victory. He turns to the camera and smiles.
14 J. BAKER 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. David Segal, “The Dark Art of Breaking Bad,” New York Times, last modified July 6, 2011, Web. Albert Kuo and Michelle Wu, “In Hell We Shall be Free: On Breaking Bad,” Los Angeles Review of Books, last modified July 13, 2012, Web. Siegler, “Television,” 41. CLUB, last modified September 30, 2013, Web. Andrew Lanham, “Walter White’s Heart of Darkness,” Los Angeles Review of Books, last modified August 11, 2013, Web.
Their historical and archival challenges to Arendt’s portrait of Eichmann do not undermine, in my view, the philosophical argument Arendt makes about the role of apathy in evil. ” The New York Times, last modified September 21, 2014, Web. 2. For the Stanford Prison Experiment, see Philip Zimbado, The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Bad (New York: Random House, 2008); Ward Churchill’s essay, “‘Some People Push Back’: On the Justice of Roosting Chickens,” Cryptome, last modified September 12, 2001, Web.