Listen free for 30 days

Listen with a free trial

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
Exclusive member-only deals.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
Buy Now for £19.29

Buy Now for £19.29

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

Dive into the moral philosophy at the heart of all four seasons of NBC's The Good Place, guided by academic experts, including the show's philosophical consultants Pamela Hieronymi and Todd May, and featuring a foreword from creator and showrunner Michael Schur. 

  • Explicitly dedicated to the philosophical concepts, questions, and fundamental ethical dilemmas at the heart of the thoughtful and ambitious NBC sitcom The Good Place.
  • Navigates the murky waters of moral philosophy in more conceptual depth to call into question what Chidi's ethics lessons-and the show-get right about learning to be a good person.
  • Engages classic philosophical questions, including the clash between utilitarianism and deontological ethics in the "Trolley Problem", Kant's categorical imperative, Sartre's nihilism, and T. M. Scanlon's contractualism.
  • Explores themes such as death, love, moral heroism, free will, responsibility, artificial intelligence, fatalism, skepticism, virtue ethics, perception, and the nature of autonomy in the surreal heaven-like afterlife of the Good Place.
©2021 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (P)2021 Tantor

What listeners say about The Good Place and Philosophy

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic introduction to Ethics

This book, using "The Good Place" series explores the ethics in the story lines for the characters. It goes into a little bit of detail about the ethics, morals and philosophy to support what its telling you.
if you have done any study it may be too light but the relating it back to the site means you can relate to the content and its not dry and is less abstract.
I would suggest its better to read this after watching "The Good Place" as there are many spoilers.
My only slight criticism is that it used some dialog multiple times for different points in the text and I occasionally thought I had accidentally gone back a couple of chapters till I realised what was happening.
The audio book is still well worth it.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Freya
  • Freya
  • 06-10-21

Annoying Narrator.

I wasn't expecting a GREAT experience because, you know, "philosophy," but I couldn't even tolerate the narrator long enough to find out.