Serial Killers - Philosophy for Everyone

  • by S. Waller, John M. Doris, Fritz Allhoff
  • Narrated by Josh Clark
  • 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Serial Killers - Philosophy for Everyone investigates our profound interest in mass-murderers. Exploring existential, ethical, and political questions through an examination of real and fictional serial killers, philosophy comes alive here via an exploration of grisly death. This book:

Presents new philosophical theories about serial killing, and relates new research in cognitive science to the minds of serial killers
Includes a philosophical look at real serial killers, such as Ian Brady, Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and the Zodiac killer, as well as fictional serial killers, such as Dexter and Hannibal Lecter
Offers a new phenomenological examination of the writings of the Zodiac Killer
Contains an account of the disappearance of one of Ted Bundy's victims, submitted by the organization Families and Friends of Missing Persons and Violent Crime Victims
Integrates the insights of philosophers, academics, crime writers, and police officers

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What the Critics Say

"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.... [I]t'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)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 24-01-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios