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Monday, May 4, 2015

The Philosophy Behind "LOST" (Hope Etheridge, Section 8, Group 2)

My last two posts have been about special characters from the television series "Lost" and how those characters related to their real life philosopher connections. This week for my final post I will be talking about the philosophy behind the television show itself. For those of you who do not realize yet, the show is about a group passengers from Oceanic flight 815 who crashed and are stranded on a bizarre island somewhere supposedly in the south Pacific. Doing research and reading many articles online I have come to the conclusion that there are too many complicated theories about what this show is truly about so I decided to leave all those theories out and come up with my own. I have one basic philosophy that I took from the show, and that is that everyone is lost in some way, and you need to just find yourself in the world. The whole show the characters were spiritually, metaphorically, emotionally, and actually lost (hence the name.. haha). It is about the search for themselves, who they are, and who they will be, on and off the island. I have watched the show twice and have yet to figure out if they are actually on the island in real life or if the characters are even alive. This show is thought provoking and requires almost all of your attention. Though you can come to the conclusion that this show is about finding yourself. Whether you love, hate, or love to hate Lost, you can agree it is a deep and complex show with many hidden meanings and has a true dept behind all the characters.

Blog posts 1 and 2
1. http://cophilosophy.blogspot.com/2015/04/john-locke-and-lost-final-blog-post-1.html
2. http://cophilosophy.blogspot.com/2015/04/david-hume-and-lost-section-8-group-2.html

1 comment:

  1. I like your interpretation. But I prefer to think of myself not as "lost," but exploring. May your own explorations be happy ones!

    (One other thought: I wonder if the show ever explored this: David Hume, somewhat like the Buddhists, denied the real existence of a "self" at all. Did that thought inform the storyline centering on "Desmond"?)