Serial Killers - Philosophy for Everyone: Being and Killing 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1405199636
ISBN-10: 1405199636
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"I found this book enlightening in many ways and on some things I'm not going to make too many mistakes if I use such people in any of my stories. I should also point out that none of the material is too graphic and centres mostly on what makes serial killers tick even if there is no precise pattern." (SFCrowsnest.co.uk, 1 April 2011)

"If you're a Dexter fan looking for someplace to start in learning about real-life serial killers, this is a solid and fairly complete volume to start with. At a slim 248 pages, it's also ideal for those who don't have the time to invest in a larger volume. As the title of the series implies, this really is a book that's accessible to everyone." (Digital Air Waves, November 2010)

"There is very little to complain about here. The language used is simple and it certainly leaves the reader with plenty of food for thought." (Curious Book Fan, November 2010)

"One thing I can say about this book, is it stays in your head, at least parts of it. Weeks after reading Serial Killers, Philosophy for Everyone, I still can't help but come back to the section concerning Dexter and how peoples outlook on a serial killer changes based on what they know of a serial killers background and family life. The book is definitely a conversation starter, having many since adding it to my coffee table books. You can always tell whose interested and who tries to pretend they don't see it." (Gatekeeper Chronicles blog, November 2010)

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"This pathbreaking volume deepens our understanding of human nature by exploring its most chilling aberrations.  Each essay bring brutality to bear on enduring topics in philosophy, including questions such as: Do serial killers have free will? Are they morally responsible? Do descriptions of extreme violence evoke emotions that cloud our judgment? And, why are we so captivated by the macabre?  At last, a book that goes beyond the gory details and investigates what murder means."
Jesse Prinz, Distinguished Professor, City University of New York

Product details

  • File Size: 1072 KB
  • Print Length: 250 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; 1 edition (July 13, 2011)
  • Publication Date: July 13, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005DIAQAI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,453,370 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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