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Join Peter S. Fosl, the author of “The Big Lebowski and Philosophy” at Carmichael's Bookstore on Thursday, July 19th at 7:00 pm. This is one day prior to the kickoff of the 11th Annual Lebowski Fest in Louisville.

From the cover: Is the Dude a bowling-loving stoner or a philosophical genius living the good life? Naturally, it's the latter, and "The Big Lebowski and Philosophy" explains why. Enlisting the help of great thinkers like Plato and Nietzsche, the book explores the movie's hidden philosophical layers, cultural reflection, and political commentary. It also answers key questions, including: The Dude abides, but is abiding a virtue? Is the Dude an Americanized version of the Taoist way of life? How does "The Big Lebowski" illustrate the Just War Theory? How does bowling help Donny, Walter, and the Dude oppose nihilism? Yes, the Dude is deep, and so is this book. Don't watch the movie--or go to Lebowski Fest--without it. Explores many of "The Big Lebowski"'s key themes, such as nihilism, war and politics, money and materialism, idealism and morality, history, and more. Gives you new perspective on the movie's characters--the Dude, the Big Lebowski, Walter Sobchak, Donny, Maude Lebowski, Bunny Lebowski, and others. Helps you appreciate the Coen Brothers classic even more with the insights of Aristotle, Epicurus, Kant, Derrida, and other philosophical heavyweights.

Peter S. Fosl is Professor of Philosophy at Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, and the winner of the 2006 Acorn Award for outstanding professor in Kentucky.

Event Time:  07/19/2012 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Carmichael’s Bookstore, 2720 Frankfort Avenue, Louisville, Kentucky 40206

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