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CONTRIBUTORS JEROLD J. ABRAMS is associate professor of philosophy at Creighton University. His essays appear in the Modern Schoolman, Philosophy Today, Human Studies, the Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, and James Bond and Philosophy (Open Court, 2006), Woody Allen and Philosophy (Open Court, 2004), Star Wars and Philosophy (Open Court, 2005), and The Philosophy of Film Noir (University Press of Kentucky, 2005). SHAI BIDERMAN is a doctoral candidate in philosophy at Boston University. His research interests are philosophy of culture, philosophy of film and literature, aesthetics , ethics, existentialism, and Nietzsche. His publications include articles on personal identity, language, determinism, and aesthetics. He has also written about the television shows Seinfeld and Star Trek and the films Minority Report, Kill Bill, Down by Law, and Rope. ERIC BRONSON is a visiting professor in the Division ofHumanities at York University in Toronto. He coedited The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy (Open Court, 2003) and edited Baseball and Philosophy (Open Court, 2004) and Poker and Philosophy (Open Court, 2006). His research interests include philosophy and religion, Asian philosophy, and existentialism. ELIZABETH F. COOKE is associate professor of philosophy at Creighton University . She researches in epistemology, philosophy of science, and American pragmatism, especially the logic of inquiry in Charles S. Peirce. She has published articles in the volumes Star Wars and Philosophy (Open Court, 2005) and Peirces Pragmatic Theory ofInquiry: Fallibilism and Indeterminacy (Continuum Press, 2006) and journals including Contemporary Pragmatism and Philosophia Mathematica. WILLIAM J. DEVLIN is assistant professor of philosophy at Bridgewater State College . His fields of interest are philosophy of science, theories of truth, Nietzsche, and existentialism. His publications include articles on Nietzsche, metaphysics, aesthetics, and on such films and television series as Twelve Monkeys, The Terminator , Lost, and South Park. 261 262 Contributors ROBERT E. FITZGIBBONS is professor ofphilosophy at Bridgewater State College and is the author of textbooks on ethics and philosophy of education. JASON HOLT is assistant professor at Acadia University, where he teaches communication in the School of Recreation Management and Kinesiology. He specializes in aesthetics and philosophy of mind. His Blindsight and the Nature ofConsciousness (Broadview Press, 2003) was shortlisted for the 2005 Canadian Philosophical Association Book Prize. His work in philosophy and popular culture includes essays on Seinfeld, The Simpsons, The Matrix, Woody Allen, film noir, Stanley Kubrick, and Alfred Hitchcock. DEBORAH KNIGHT is associate professor of philosophy at Queens University. Her primary research is in the philosophy of art, with particular interest in the narrative arts, including film and film genres. Her papers appear in volumes such as Literary Philosophers: Borges, Calvino, Eco (Routledge, 2002), The Oxford Handbook of Aesthetics (Oxford University Press, 2003), and Film Theory and Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 1999), as well as such periodicals as the Journal ofAesthetics and Art Criticism, Philosophy and Literature, and Film and Philosophy. SANDER LEE is professor of philosophy at Keene State College. He is the author of Eighteen Woody Allen Films Analyzed: Anguish, God, andExistentialism (McFarland, 2002) and Woody Allen's Angst: Philosophical Commentaries on His Serious Films (McFarland, 1997). He has also written numerous essays on issues in aesthetics, ethics, Holocaust studies, social philosophy, and metaphysics. GEORGE MCKNIGHT is associate professor of film studies in the School for Studies in Art and Culture, Carleton University. He edited Agent ofChallenge and Defiance: The Films ofKen Loach and has published articles on British cinema. With Deborah Knight, he has coauthored papers on American Psycho, The Matrix, Hitchcock's use of suspense, and detective narratives. JENNIFER L. MCMAHON is chair of the English, foreign language, and humanities departments at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma. Her research interests include existentialism, philosophy and literature, aesthetics, nonwestern philosophy, and biomedical ethics. She has published articles injournals includingAsian Philosophy and the Journal of the Associationfor Interdisciplinary Study ofthe Arts. She has also published essays on philosophy and popular culture in Seinfeld and Philosophy (2000), The Matrix and Philosophy (2002), The Simpsons and Philosophy (2001), and The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy (2003), all with Open Court Press. MICHAEL VALDEZ MOSES is associate professor of English and a founding member Contributors 263 of the Gerst Program for Political, Economic, and Humanistic Studies at Duke University. He is the author of The Novel and the Globalization of Culture (Oxford University Press, 1995), editor of a collection of critical essays, The Writings of]. M. Coetzee (Duke University Press, 1994) and coeditor ofModernism and Colonialism: British and Irish Literature, 1900-1939 (Duke University Press, 2007). He is currently at...


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  • Detective and mystery television programs -- United States -- History and criticism.
  • Fantasy television programs -- United States -- History and criticism.
  • Film noir -- United States -- History and criticism.
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