American Horror Story and Philosophy: Life Is but a Nightmare

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American Horror Story has become one of the defining shows of what is being called Peak TV. It has helped bring back the anthology television series–just look at others on both cable and streaming services. It has also brought back horror to the small screen, proving that it can work. This book continues the series that uses philosophy and its concepts to look at television shows as a way to bring philosophy to the masses, as it would be ignored otherwise. What makes this book interesting is that, with the show being an anthology, authors can look at different seasons within the same chapter or explore different seasons in different chapters since the seasons stand on their own, besides often having the same actors in it. The concepts are not too rigorous, meaning it is not overly academic, but a solid understanding of the show and seeing all the seasons would make it more understandable for readers. I have seen most of the seasons, but I kind of had to skip parts that focused on seasons I had not seen. For fans of the show, this will provide a deeper understanding of it.

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Author Richard Greene, Editor • Rachel Robison-Greene, Editor
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 256 pages
Publisher Open Court
Publish Date 2017-Dec-12
ISBN 9780812699722
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Issue April 2018
Category Pop Culture


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