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Twilight and philosophy : vampires, vegetarians, and the pursuit of immortality

Author: Rebecca Housel; Jeremy Wisnewski
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, ©2009.
Series: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With everything from Taoism to mind reading to the place of God in a world of vampires, this book offers some very tasty philosophy for both the living and the undead to sink their teeth into.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer; Stephenie Meyer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rebecca Housel; Jeremy Wisnewski
ISBN: 9780470484234 0470484233
OCLC Number: 316011286
Description: xii, 259 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Undead wisdom --
pt. 1. Twilight --
You look good enough to eat : love, madness, and the food analogy / George A. Dunn --
Dying to eat : the vegetarian ethics of Twilight / Jean Kazez --
Can a vampire be a person? / Nicholas Michaud --
Carlisle : more compassionate than a speeding bullet? / Andrew Terjesen and Jenny Terjesen --
pt. 2. New moon --
Vampire-Dämmerung : what can Twilight tell us about God? / Peter S. Fosl and Eli Fosl --
To bite or not to bite : Twilight, immortality, and the meaning of life / Brendan Shea --
Mind reading and morality : the moral hazards of being Edward / Eric Silverman --
Love and authority among wolves / Sara Worley --
pt. 3. Eclipse --
Bella Swan and Sarah Palin : all the old myths are not true / Naomi Zack --
Vampire love : the second sex negotiates the twenty-first century / Bonnie Mann --
Edward Cullen and Bella Swan : Byronic and feminist heroes ... or not / Abigail E. Myers --
Undead patriarchy and the possibility of love / Leah McClimans and J. Jeremy Wisnewski --
The "real" danger : fact vs. fiction for the girl audience / Rebecca Housel --
pt. 4. Breaking dawn --
Twilight of an idol : our fatal attraction to vampires / Jennifer L. McMahon --
Bella's vampire semiotics / Dennis Knepp --
Space, time, and vampire ontology / Philip Puszczalowski --
For the strength of Bella? Meyer, vampires, and Mormonism / Marc E. Shaw --
The Tao of Jacob / Rebecca Housel.
Series Title: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series.
Responsibility: edited by Rebecca Housel and J. Jeremy Wisnewski.

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