Breaking Bad And Philosophy

Author: David R. Koepsell
Editor: Open Court
ISBN: 0812697901
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Breaking Bad, hailed by Stephen King, Chuck Klosterman, and many others as the best of all TV dramas, tells the story of a man whose life changes because of the medical death sentence of an advanced cancer diagnosis. The show depicts his metamorphosis from inoffensive chemistry teacher to feared drug lord and remorseless killer. Driven at first by the desire to save his family from destitution, he risks losing his family altogether because of his new life of crime. In defiance of the tradition that viewers demand a TV character who never changes, Breaking Bad is all about the process of change, with each scene carrying forward the morphing of Walter White into the terrible Heisenberg. Can a person be transformed as the result of a few key life choices? Does everyone have the potential to be a ruthless criminal? How will we respond to the knowledge that we will be dead in six months? Is human life subject to laws as remorseless as chemical equations? When does injustice validate brutal retaliation? Why are drug addicts unsuitable for operating the illegal drug business? How can TV viewers remain loyal to a series where the hero becomes the villain? Does Heisenberg’s Principle of Uncertainty rule our destinies? In Breaking Bad and Philosophy, a hand-picked squad of professional thinkers investigate the crimes of Walter White, showing how this story relates to the major themes of philosophy and the major life decisions facing all of us.

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Author: Jim Fenn
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312071125
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Join the hilarious adventures of Sheer Luck Homes and Dr. What's Up; mystery writer Ditch Hassle and his muse, Detective cat Bucket; Water "Uncertainty Principle" White, the Breakfast Bad drug dealer and his sidekick, Pinkeye; Muck Dumb Dumb and Sue E. Pig; Tighty Whitey and Secretly Black; Canny Nooner and Tide Wet of the Bushed Wood County Club; Spot Howler and Stales; Rainy Rock and Kowalski of Vanishing Point, make that 'Gravity, It's the Law.'

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Author: Jim Fenn
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1312121173
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Join the hilarious adventures of werewolf Snout and his buddy Stools of Keen Wolf; June Welder and her man, Mondo Dismo; Mr. Bad himself, Professor White "Highs In Burg" Water and his pals Pinkeye, Hulk, Skier, Klepto, and Mook, the P. I.; the great whizzer, Mooncalf and friends Bingo Bagging and Thrown Overboard, son of Threw, the Elvers, and Smug, the Dragon; Charlize McCarthy and Harry and sister, Fruit Loops of 'So I Married an Axe Murderer.' And many more.

Breaking Bad The Unofficial Reference

Author: TVcaps
Editor: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 1610429060
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Breaking Bad is one of the most gripping shows on Tv; but it's an easy to get lost in all the plots and subplots. TVcaps can help. The guide provides a recap of every episode (be warned of spoilers), descriptions of every major character, and a history of the shows production and origins. TVcaps is an imprint of BookCapsTM Study Guides. Each unofficial TV guide, recaps TV shows to help refresh your memory for what has previously happened. They feature character profiles, show history, and episode by episode recaps. To see other BookCapsTM titles, visit www.bookcaps.com.

The Methods Of Breaking Bad

Author: Jacob Blevins
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476619352
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Vince Gilligan’s Breaking Bad is a central work in the recent renaissance in television-making. The visionary scope and complexity of the series demand rigorous critical analysis. This collection of new essays focuses on a variety of themes. Walter White is discussed as father, psychopath and scientist and as an example of masculinity. The essayists examine the series in terms of gender, neo-liberal politics and health care reform, as well as the more traditional aesthetic categories of narrative construction, experimentation, allusion and genre. With television the dominant artistic medium of early 21st century America, Breaking Bad should be viewed as a superbly designed work reflecting widespread cultural concerns.

Breaking Bad

Author: David P. Pierson
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 073917925X
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Breaking Bad: Critical Essays on the Contexts, Politics, Style, and Reception of the Television Series, edited by David P. Pierson, examines the social contexts, cultural politics, and visual, aural, and narrative style of AMC's original series Breaking Bad. This collection of critical essays explores such topics as neo-liberalism, spatiality and temporality, modern science and its principles, the representation of masculinity, Latinos, and disabilities, the function of narrative teasers and songs, and the role of emotions as dramatic action in the series.

Masculinity In Breaking Bad

Author: Bridget Roussell Cowlishaw
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786497211
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Following on author Peter Rollins' motto "If it isn't popular, it isn't culture," this collection of new essays considers Vince Gilligan's award-winning television series Breaking Bad as a landmark of Western culture--comparable to the works of Shakespeare and Dickens in their time--that merits scholarly attention from those who would understand early the 21st-century zeitgeist. The contributors explore the series as a critique of American concepts of masculinity, with Walter White discussed as a father archetype--provider, protector, author of a legacy--and as a Machiavellian warrior on the capitalist battleground. Other topics include the mutual exclusivity of intellect and masculinity in American culture, and the dramatic irony as White's rationales for his criminal life are gradually revealed as a lie. In "round table" chapters, contributors discuss the show's reception, fans who root for "Team Walt," "Skyler-hating" and Breaking Bad as a feminist text.

Breaking Bad Habits

Author: Scientific American Editors
Editor: Scientific American
ISBN: 1466858958
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Self-improvement is a lifelong quest. We all have things we'd like to change about ourselves, which is why many people make New Year's resolutions. Yet, research shows that only about 8% of resolution-makers achieve their goals. Making personal change is hard, and making changes to established behavior patterns is harder still – even though the potential reward is great. As the New Year approaches, the editors of Scientific American offer this eBook on breaking bad habits and the ultimate satisfaction of making difficult life changes. We open with Section 1, "Change Is in the Mind," which looks at how our thought processes can either help or hinder these efforts. Elaine Fox writes in "The Essence of Optimism" that negative thinking causes us undue stress and that by reversing this habit, we could beat depression, anxiety and substance use disorders. Another story by Emily Anthes, "Six Ways to Boost Brainpower," informs that the adult brain is far more malleable than we once thought, putting to bed the idea of being ‘too old to change,' and gives practical advice on improving the brain's performance. In Section 2, "Mastering Good Habits," a story by Wray Herbert titled "The Willpower Paradox" addresses the contradictory notion that if we keep ourselves open to failing instead of willing ourselves not to fail, we are more likely to succeed. The next two sections focus on procrastination and self-discipline—two sides of the same coin. While certain personality traits like impulsiveness and low self-esteem can lead people to put things off, we can all break the habit, says Trisha Gura in "I'll Do It Tomorrow." Section 5 tackles "Mindfulness" and how being fully present in the moment can make us happier. It includes one of our most popular articles on the topic: "Being in the Now" by Amishi P. Jha. Section 6 discusses tips for self-improvement, many of which involve focusing on the present. Finally, in Section 7, we close with a discussion of those elusive New Year's resolutions and make lasting personal change, whether that involves cutting back on drinking and smoking, losing and keep off weight, exercising more or keeping the romance alive with your partner or spouse. We hope that this eBook will not only help you keep your New Year's resolutions, but also master new habits to form the foundation of a new and happier "you."

Breaking Down Breaking Bad

Author: Matt Wanat
Editor: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 0826356842
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The story of Walter White’s transformation from chemistry teacher to drug lord has captured the imagination of television viewers around the world. This collection of essays sets the series in the context of American culture, analyzing its reinvention of classic themes in literature. A protagonist who sets out on a quest and discovers things about himself and the world is a common enough convention in American storytelling. Typically the hero encounters evil along the way and acquires worldly wisdom. Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad, offers a dynamic variant of this quest, posing the question of how far a desperate man facing death will go in order to achieve a sense of self and financial security for his family. Going beyond the obvious ethical issues that have preoccupied viewers and critics alike, the essays in this book cut across disciplines, delve deeply into contemporary issues, and explore the pure pleasure and entertainment value of the series.

2020 A Planner For Breaking Bad

Author: Andrea Serione
Editor:
ISBN: 9781714198559
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This 2020 planner, nor-book-nor-planner, collecting items and quotes from Breaking Bad, takes back home the TV series, but now you are the protagonist. Try to answer the $ 80million question: WHAT WOULD I HAVE DONE IN THE WALTER WHITE'S SHOES?