The Sopranos and Philosophy
I Kill Therefore I Am
Edited by Richard Greene and Peter Vernezze
Volume 7 in the Popular Culture and Philosophy® series
Tony Soprano and the gang meet classic and modern philosophy in these witty, provocative essays. Covering everything from Aristotle to ziti, 17 wiseguys (three of them gals) explore such irresistible topics as: Is Tony Soprano a good man? Is Carmela a feminist? Morally speaking, who is the worst person on The Sopranos? Is watching the show harmful to one's moral health? And what if Tony had read Machiavelli instead of Sun Tzu?
This collection of essays by philosophers who are also fans does a deep probe of the Sopranos, analyzing the adventures—and personalities—of Tony, Carmela, Livia, and the rest of television's most irresistible Mafia family for their metaphysical, epistemological, value theory, Eastern philosophical, and contemporary postmodern possibilities. No prior philosophical ualifications or mob connections are required to enjoy these musings, which are presented with the same vibrancy and wit that have made the show such a hit.