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The philosopher at the end of the universe : philosophy explained through science fiction films

Author: Mark Rowlands
Publisher: New York : T. Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2004. ©2003
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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This book demonstrates how anyone can grasp the basic concepts of philosophy while still holding a bucket of popcorn. Rowlands anchors his discussions in easily understood everyday terms and relates them in a manner easy to identify with.--From publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Rowlands
ISBN: 0312322348 9780312322342
OCLC Number: 54694717
Notes: Originally published: Great Britain : Ebury Press, 2003.
Description: xi, 276 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : sci-phi philosophy, from Socrates to Schwarzenegger --
Frankenstein : philosophy and the meaning of life --
The matrix : Can we be certain of anything? --
Terminator I & II : the mind-body problem --
Total recall & The sixth day : the problem of personal identity --
Minority report : the problem of free will --
Hollow man : Why be moral? --
Independence Day & Aliens : the scope of morality --
Star wars : good and evil --
Blade runner : death and the meaning of life --
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Responsibility: Mark Rowlands.
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This book demonstrates how anyone can grasp the basic concepts of philosophy while still holding a bucket of popcorn. Rowlands anchors his discussions in easily understood everyday terms and relates them in a manner easy to identify with.--From publisher description.

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