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    DescriptionWhen you have been wandering the cosmos from one end of eternity to another for nearly a thousand years, what's your philosophy of life, the universe, and everything? Doctor Who is 50 years' old in 2013. Through its long life on television and beyond it has inspired much debate due to the richness and complexity of the metaphysical and moral issues that it poses. This is the first in-depth philosophical investigation of Doctor Who in popular culture. From 1963's An Unearthly Child through the latest series, it considers continuity and change in the pictures that the programme paints of the nature of truth and knowledge, science and religion, space and time, good and evil, including the uncanny, the problem of evil, the Doctor's complex ethical motivations, questions of persisting personal identity in the Time Lord processes of regeneration, the nature of time travel through 'wibbley-wobbley, timey-wimey stuff, how quantum theory affects our understanding of time; and the nature of the mysterious and irrational in the Doctor's universe.

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    Who is Who?
    The Philosophy of Doctor Who
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kevin S. Decker
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 280 g
    ISBN 13: 9781780765532
    ISBN 10: 1780765533

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    18 December 2013
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    Kevin S. Decker is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Philosophy Programme at Eastern Washington University. He has co-edited books on the philosophical significance of Star Wars, Star Trek and the Terminator films and television show.
    Table of contents
    Preface Introduction: Geronimo! 1. Lost in Time The Uncanny Experience of Wandering in the Fourth Dimension 2. Exterminate! Evil Must Be Fought 3. We All Depend on the Beast Below The Monstrous Other 4. The Ethics of the Last of the Time Lords A Cosmic Prometheus 5. Not the Man He Was Regenerating the Doctor 6. Speaking Treason Fluently Can You Hear the Sound of Empires Toppling? 7. Did I Mention It Also Travels in Time? Rewriting History, Line by Line Bibliography Index