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The Haunting Philosophies of Breaking Bad

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Dr. David Koepsell, a professor at the University of Delft and author of Breaking Bad and Philosophy, sat down with the Harvard Political Review to discuss the themes of the show.

Walter’s fedora-sporting meth lord alter-ego is Heisenberg, a tribute to the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who discovered the uncertainty principle. It’s interesting that Heisenberg’s principle definitely proved that there are limits to what we can know, while Walter navigates a world in which there is a similar metaphysical uncertainty.

Yet Koepsell found that Walter’s odd street name “offers us a clue about how his character is going to evolve” from his original ethical perspective that is “more or les utilitarian” to “total ethical egotism.” Walter goes from writing a pros and cons list on whether or not to kill Crazy Eight to poisoning an eight-year old child to win back the allegiance of his young partner, Jesse Pinkman.

But despite Walter’s nihilistic worldview, where ethical codes are merely conventional, the show remains moralistic. “Vince Gilligan is a moralist,” Koepsell said, “and this is a modern morality play.” In the manner of Everyman or other medieval morality plays, allegories where the protagonist sees the error in an ungodly existence, Walter White will be called to account for his sins, although not through a Christian God, or any deity at all.

Breaking Bad has never given any indication of Walter’s religion, nor is as codified religion necessary to establish that he is a self-styled modern Meursault, the existentialist antihero of Camus’ The Stranger, struggling to navigate the nihilistic realities of the world. Unlike Everyman or Faust, where the title character sells his soul to the devil and experiences divine intervention, the reckoning comes not from God, Nor will Walter’s reckoning come from the DEA, but from the relentless brutality of the world.

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Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan on colour theory, the hardest scene to ... - GQ.com

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If you're distressed about the Greatest Show On TV (or, in this case, Netflix) coming to an end, spare a thought for Vince Gilligan.
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'Breaking Bad' tribute mural appears in Manchester

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Graffiti portrait shows the face and trademark pork pie hat of Bryan Cranston's Heisenberg ('Breaking Bad' tribute mural appears in Manchester http://t.co/rVFyDcp8Ee)...
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Breaking Bad, Season 5, Part 2 - Slate Magazine

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Breaking Bad, Season 5, Part 2
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Can I just say how much I love Lydia? Watching her get out of the car, walk across the sand, and descend the ladder in those Louboutins, I thought the show had taken things too far.
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'Breaking Bad' Philosophy: The Hit TV Show That's Also A Morality Play - Huffington Post

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'Breaking Bad' Philosophy: The Hit TV Show That's Also A Morality Play
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“Breaking Bad” is at its heart a story about change: relational, physical, spiritual and moral.
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Unemployed Negativity: Be Your Own Boss: Breaking Bad and the Entrepreneur

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Breaking Bad - “Buried”

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Time to choose up sides. (Review: In Breaking Bad's latest epic battle, the first order of business is choosing sides http://t.co/ZxU4mFolNI)
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Breaking Bad Couch Gag from "What Animated Women Want" | THE SIMPSONS | ANIMATION on FOX

The Simpsons take on the AMC series Breaking Bad in an All-New couch gag. Watch it here! Subscribe now for more The Simpsons clips: http://fox.tv/SubscribeAn...
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Cable outage that interrupts 'Breaking Bad' sparks 911 outrage - Yahoo! News (blog)

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'Duck Dynasty,' 'Breaking Bad' Have Surged Since Soft Starts - Variety

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'Duck Dynasty,' 'Breaking Bad' Have Surged Since Soft Starts
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At AMC, “Breaking Bad” averaged 4.77 million viewers Sunday for its second episode of the season — about 2 million more than it was drawing this time a year ago.
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