Электронная книга: William Irwin «The Big Bang Theory and Philosophy. Rock, Paper, Scissors, Aristotle, Locke»

The Big Bang Theory and Philosophy. Rock, Paper, Scissors, Aristotle, Locke

A lighthearted meditation on the philosophical quandaries of the hit television show The Big Bang Theory Ever wonder what Aristotle might say about the life Sheldon Cooper leads? Why Thomas Hobbes would applaud the roommate agreement? Who Immanuel Kant would treat with«haughty derision» for weaving «un-unravelable webs?» And—most importantly—whether Wil Wheaton is truly evil? Of course you have. Bazinga! This book mines the deep thinking of some of history's most potent philosophical minds to explore your most pressing questions about The Big Bang Theory and its nerdy genius characters. You might find other philosophy books on science and cosmology, but only this one refers to Darth Vader Force-chokes, cloning Leonard Nimoy, and oompa-loompa-like engineers. Fo-shizzle. Gives you irresistibly geek-worthy insights on your favorite Big Bang Theory characters, story lines, and ideas Examines important themes involving ethics and virtue, science, semiotics, religion, and the human condition Brings the thinking of some of the world's greatest philosophers to bear on The Big Bang Theory, from Aristotle and Plato to Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Simone de Beauvoir, and more Essential reading for every Big Bang Theory fan, this book explores whether comic-book-wielding geeks can lead the good life, and whether they can know enough science to«tear the mask off nature and stare at the face of God.»

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William Irwin

Infobox Governor
name = William Irwin



order = 13th
office = Governor of California
term_start = 1875
term_end = 1880
lieutenant = James A. Johnson
predecessor = Romualdo Pacheco
successor = George Clement Perkins
birth_date = "ca." 1827
birth_place = Butler County, Ohio
death_date = death date|1886|3|15|mf=y
death_place = San Francisco, California
party = Democrat
spouse = Amelia Elizabeth Cassidy
profession = Educator, labourer
religion =

William Irwin ("ca." 1827ndash March 15 1886) was a California politician from the Democratic Party who served as governor of California between 1875 and 1880. He previously served as acting lieutenant governor for nine months in 1875.

Born in Butler County, Ohio, Irwin graduated in 1848 from Marietta College in Marietta, where he would later become an instructor. After moving to California, Irwin worked in various private industries and was eventually elected to the California State Assembly as one of two members representing Siskiyou County. He became the editor of a newspaper and then was elected to the California State Senate. He served as president "pro tempore" of the Senate and as such, became acting lieutenant governor in 1875 when Lieutenant Governor Romualdo Pacheco became governor. Irwin was elected governor in his own right that same year. He died in 1886 in San Francisco, California.

References

* [http://www.californiagovernors.ca.gov/h/biography/governor_13.html William Irwin biography] at the California State Library

Источник: William Irwin


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