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Psych and Philosophy: Some Dark Juju-Magumbo

(Popular Culture and Philosophy #75)

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“I’m getting something,” says Shawn, assuming a look of intense concentration and pressing his fingertips to the sides of his head. Shawn Spencer uses lies, pretense, and distraction to get at the truth. But can pseudoscience and fakery really be so helpful? And if they can be, is it ethical to employ them?
Psych and Philosophy takes an entertaining tour through the philoso
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published August 6th 2013 by Open Court (first published June 17th 2013)
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elle buss
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as possibly the biggest psych fan to grace the planet, i HAD to read this, and it was FASCINATING. it took such a deep dive into the motivations and feelings of the characters and explaining the philosophy behind it all. my only problems were that it got a little off-topic at times and since it was written by multiple authors, a lot of the information was repeated (seriously, i think i was retold the premise of the pilot at least twelve times.) but i would recommend this to any hardcore psych fa ...more
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Jul 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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This book is a fascinating and exhilarating combination of humor and wit on par with Shawn and Gus's antics in every episode of Psych as well as mind-bending and enlightening philosophical discussions. If you like Psych, or if you enjoy philosophy in general, then you will both love and be astounded by this book.
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Jul 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend this book...not because I wrote a chapter in it (Chapter 2: "What's the Story"), but because it provides unique insights into some of the more fascinating subjects within philosophy through the context of an amazing TV show.
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Robert Arp, Ph.D. (Saint Louis University, 2005), has taught Philosophy at Southwest Minnesota State University, Florida State University, and many schools in Missouri, before doing postdoctoral research in ontology through the National Center for Biomedical Ontology with Mark Musen and Barry Smith at the University at Buffalo. ...more

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