The Philosophy of the X-Files
From its first appearance in 1993, The X-Files has attracted millions of viewers interested in the paranormal investigations of intuitionist and belief-driven Fox Mulder and his partner, Dana Scully, the "consummate scientist" and skeptic. Addressing questions of trust and authority that plague our information-addled society, the series acquired a large fan base of individ...more
Published September 21st 2007 by University Press of Kentucky
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Oh, how I enjoy The X-Files (both Trevor and I do). After we watched the whole series (oh yeah) I was left wanting more. So, I found a bunch of books related to The X-Files and decided to read them. This was the first one. I liked it. It was no X-Files, in and of itself, but it allowed me to literally nerd out--enjoying "inside" jokes from fellow X-Phile authors and simultaneously learning and thinking philosophy. It provided me with a good review of some philosophical tenets and an introduction...more
Dec 30, 2007 Jamescorey rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Any phile who likes to think about The X-Files
The chapters on the slogan "I want to believe," and those about AD Skinner and CSM, and the episode "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" are particularly strong. I enjoyed the foreword written by William Davis (the actor who played CSM) and I learned from the appendix that tells you what philosophical ideas to look for in particular episodes.