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World of Warcraft and philosophy

Author: Luke Cuddy; John Nordlinger
Publisher: Chicago : Open Court, ©2009.
Series: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 45.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most popular MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) in videogame history, World of Warcraft is everywhere -- from episodes of South Park and The Simpsons, to online series like Watch the Guild, accolades and awards from game critics, and prime-time commercials with Mr. T. Inevitably, such a cultural phenomenon triggers deeper questions. When  Read more...
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World of Warcraft and philosophy.
Chicago : Open Court, ©2009
(DLC) 2009033112
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Luke Cuddy; John Nordlinger
ISBN: 1282718657 9781282718654 0812696735 9780812696738 9780812696998 0812696999
OCLC Number: 649915886
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 252 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover13; --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Read a Philosophy Book --
Apprentice Philosopher --
[1] You Can Kill Your Friends but You Cant Save Gnomeregan MONICA EVANS --
[2] Render Unto Caesar KEVIN H. HAW --
[3] Finding Adam Smith in Azeroth ELI KOSMINSKY --
[4] A Meaningless World --
[5] A Mage in Motion JUAN FERRET --
Journeyman Philosopher --
[6] Azeroth versus the Experience Machine MARK SILCOX and JON COGBURN --
[7] Boredom, Power, and Self-Actualization in Azeroth PAUL BROWN --
[8] World of Warcraft as Collectors Paradise DARIO COMPAGNO and PATRICK COPPOCK --
Expert Philosopher --
[9] A Flourishing Revolt MIGUEL SICART --
[10] Ninja Ethics and the Virtual Theft of Virtual Goods PHIL SERCHUK --
[11] Remaking Azeroth SEAN C. DUNCAN --
Artisan Philosopher --
[12] Utopian Fantasy and the Politics of Difference DEBRA JACKSON --
[13] Role Playing in World of Warcraft as Cathartic Social Performance PAULINE CHAN, AUDREY WHITMAN, and ALLAN BAUMER --
[14] Hes the Kind of Girl Who Wants Matching Daggers PHILL ALEXANDER --
[15] In-Game Identities and Meatspace Mistakes TIM CHRISTOPHER --
Master Philosopher --
[16] The Machiavellian Guild Leader MOSES WOLFENSTEIN --
[17] There is No War in Warcraft BEN MEDLER --
[18] Game Developers, Gods, and Surveillance CHRISTIAN HOFFSTADT and MICHAEL NAGENBORG --
Grand Master Philosopher --
[19] Bits of Ogres, Bytes of Orcs KYLIE PRYMUS --
[20] Future Pasts of Magic and Deceit LEON SPENCER and ANNA JANSSEN --
[21] Can I Have Unlimited Power in World of Warcraft? NICOLAS MICHAUD --
Denizens of Azeroth --
Index.
Series Title: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 45.
Responsibility: edited by Luke Cuddy and John Nordlinger.

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