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The philosopher at the end of the universe

Author: Mark Rowlands
Publisher: London : Ebury, 2003.
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"The Philosopher at the End of the Universe demonstrates how anyone can grasp the basic concepts of philosophy while still holding a bucket of popcorn. Mark Rowlands makes philosophy utterly relevant to our everyday lives and reveals its most potent messages using nothing more than a little humour and the plot lines of some of the most spectacular, expensive, high-octane films on the planet."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rowlands, Mark.
Philosopher at the end of the universe.
London : Ebury, 2003
(OCoLC)607165337
Online version:
Rowlands, Mark.
Philosopher at the end of the universe.
London : Ebury, 2003
(OCoLC)631415964
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Rowlands
ISBN: 0091889219 9780091889210
OCLC Number: 52057054
Description: xi, 276 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: 1. Frankenstein: philosophy and the meaning of life --
2. The Matrix: can we be certain of anything? --
3. Terminator I & II: the mind-body problem --
4. Total Recall & the Sixth Day: the problem of personal identity --
5. Minority Report: the problem of free will --
6. Hollow Man: why be moral? --
7. Independence Day & Aliens: the scope of morality --
8. Star Wars: good and evil --
9. Blade Runner: death and the meaning of life.
Responsibility: Mark Rowlands.

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There is a reawakening of interest in philosophy, however, many people are put off by a belief that it is difficult to understand. This educational book shatters that myth by showing, for example,  Read more...

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