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24 and Philosophy: The World According to Jack

by Jennifer Hart Weed Ronald Weed Richard Davis

Philosophy professors teaching in the U. S. and England examine the ethical dilemmas and philosophical issues raised in the television series 24. The 16 chapters explain the conditions of just war theory, Nietzsche's juxtaposition of Dionysus and Apollo, the arguments against torture, the postmodern aspects of terrorism, and the cell phone's impact on contemporary life.

Covering the United States Supreme Court in the Digital Age

by Richard Davis

The U. S. Supreme Court seeks to withhold information about its deliberations, while the press's job is to report and disseminate this information. These two objectives conflict and create tension between the justices and the reporters who cover them; add to that the increasing demands for transparency in the digital age and the result is an interesting dynamic between an institution that seeks to preserve its opaqueness and a press corps that demands greater transparency. This volume examines the relationship between justices and the press through chapters that discuss facets such as coverage of the institution, the media's approach to the docket, and the effects of news coverage on public opinion. Additionally, two journalists who cover the court offer insights into the profession of reporting today, while two biographers of Supreme Court justices share the perspectives of those justices regarding the press.

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