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Thinking through film : doing philosophy, watching movies

Author: Damian Cox; Michael P Levine
Publisher: Chichester, West Sussex ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
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An introduction to philosophy through film, Thinking through film: doing philosophy, watching movies combines the exploration of fundamental philosophical issues with the experience of viewing films, and provides an engaging reading experience for undergraduate students, philosophy enthusiasts and film buffs alike.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Damian Cox; Michael P Levine
ISBN: 9781405193436 1405193433 9781405193429 1405193425
OCLC Number: 710816332
Description: ix, 278 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Philosophy and film. Why film and philosophy? --
Philosophy and film spectatorship --
Epistemology and metaphysics. Knowing what's what in Total recall --
Ontology and The matrix --
It's all in the mind: AI artificial intelligence and robot love --
La jetee and the promise of time travel --
The human condition. Fate and choice: the philosophy of Minority report --
Personal identity: the case of Memento --
The spectacle of horror: Funny games --
Looking for meaning in all the wrong places (Ikiru, "to live") --
Ethics and values. Crimes and misdemeanors and the fragility of moral motivation --
Lives of others: moral luck and regret --
The dark knight: Batman on deontology and consequentialism --
Dangerous childhood: La promesse and the possibility of virtue.
Responsibility: Damian Cox, Michael P. Levine.
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