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The existential Joss Whedon : evil and human freedom in Buffy the vampire slayer, Angel, Firefly and Serenity

Author: J Michael Richardson; J Douglas Rabb
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Chapters cover such topics as Russian existentialism and vampire slayage; moral choices; ethics; faith and bad faith; constructing reality through existential choice; some limitations of science and technology; love and self-sacrifice; love, witchcraft, and vengeance; soul mates and moral responsibility; love and moral choice; forms of freedom; and Whedon as moral philosopher"--Provided by publisher.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Richardson, J. Michael.
Existential Joss Whedon.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2007
(OCoLC)606333858
Online version:
Richardson, J. Michael.
Existential Joss Whedon.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2007
(OCoLC)608157826
Named Person: Joss Whedon; Whedon
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J Michael Richardson; J Douglas Rabb
ISBN: 9780786427819 0786427817
OCLC Number: 74029332
Description: v, 198 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1 Russian Existentialism and Vampire Slayage: A Shestovian Key to the Power and Popularity of Buffy the Vampire Slayer 7 --
2 Moral Choice in Buffy, Angel and Firefly: Ethics in the Whedonverse 18 --
3 Buffy, Faith and Bad Faith: Choosing to Be the Chosen One 26 --
4 Slayer Authenticity: Constructing Reality Through Existential Choice 48 --
5 Riley and the Initiative: Some Limitations of Science and Technology 63 --
6 Darla, Spike, and Xander: Love and Self-Sacrifice 75 --
7 Willow and Tara: Love, Witchcraft, and Vengeance 90 --
8 Angel and Spike: Soul Mates and Moral Responsibility 106 --
9 Angel in Hell: Love and Moral Choice 122 --
10 Firefly and Serenity: Two Forms of Freedom 137 --
11 Myth, Metaphor, and Morality: Joss Whedon as Moral Philosopher 150.
Responsibility: J. Michael Richardson and J. Douglas Rabb.
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Examines the major works of contemporary American television and film screenwriter, Joss Whedon. This book includes chapters that cover topics such as Russian existentialism and vampire slayage;  Read more...

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