While your blogger loves egg salad, equivalency, and the Egg Salad Equivalency, they also can’t
review the same episode twice.
As a result, upon scanning social media for the hottest BBT topics, I experimented with a Google search of “The Big Bang Theory and…”
The first auto fill read: philosophy.
So, what do all of you have to say about the Big Bang Theory and philosophy?
First, that there’s a book on the subject, titled nothing
less than The Big Bang Theory and
Philosophy. Sounds like the sort of college textbook I wished I used.
The description reads:
“Ever wonder what Aristotle might say about the life Sheldon Cooper leads? Why Thomas Hobbes would applaud the roommate agreement? Who Immanuel Kant would treat with "haughty derision" for weaving "un-unravelable webs?" And—most importantly—whether Wil Wheaton is truly evil? Of course you have. Bazinga!”
Whether or not you’ve ever been as curious as the hopeful author denotes, the book philosophically charges characters like Sheldon Cooper’s more elevated ideas, like the roommate agreement, the zombie pact, cloning, and other broad (nerdy) topics.
“andphilosophy.com” (hey!) asks:
“Why would Thomas Hobbes applaud the roommate agreement? Why would Immanuel Kant heap haughty derision upon weaving un-unravelable webs? Is Sheldon’s “scientistic” approach to everyday life healthy or doomed to failure? Is Wil Wheaton truly evil?”
Silly website, of course Wheaton is evil!
While the idea behind a scientist approach versus a “scientist-ic” approach might be fascinating for some, I don’t know across which broad audiences the book actually reaches. Will some fans think the scrutiny too much? Do the rest of you put the Big Bang Theory underneath the sitcom label and leave it there to cycle and repeat?
Whatever you think of philosophy, I call the book worth an excerpt at best; especially since the only “philosophy” I found pertaining to BBT had to do with it’s real-life solar molecular cousin.