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Zombies, vampires, and philosophy : new life for the undead

Author: Richard Greene; K Silem Mohammad
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Open Court, ©2010.
Series: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 49.
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"A collection of philosophical essays about the undead: beings such as vampires and zombies who are physically or mentally dead yet not at rest. Topics addressed include the metaphysics and ethics of undeath"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Greene; K Silem Mohammad
ISBN: 9780812696837 0812696832
OCLC Number: 436620279
Notes: Revised edition of: The undead and philosophy.
Description: xii, 303 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Part I. It's alive (sort of) --
1. The badness of undeath / Richard Greene --
2. Res corporealis: persons, bodies, and zombies / William S. Larkin --
3. "She's not your mother anymore, she's a zombie!": zombies, value, and personal identity / Hamish Thompson --
4. Dead serious: evil and the ontology of the undead / Manuel Vargas --
5. Zombies, 'Blade runner, ' and the mind-body problem / Larry Hauser --
Part II. Undead white males --
6. Heidegger the vampire slayer: the undead and fundamental ontology / Adam Barrows --
7. When there's no more room in Hell, the dead will shop the Earth: Romero and Aristotle on zombies, happiness, and consumption / Matthew Walker --
8. Zombies, rest and motion: Spinoza and the speed of undeath / K. Silem Mohammad --
Part III. Dirty rotting scoundrels --
9. Zombie gladiators / Dale Jacquette --
10. Should vampires be held accountable for their bloodthirsty behavior? / John Draeger --
11. The bloody connection between vampires and vegetarians / Wayne Yuen --
12. Damned if you do, damned if you don't: vampires and the hedonistic paradox / Robert Arp --
13. Deserving to be a vampire: the ethical and existential elements of vampirism / Ted M. Preston --
Part IV. Digging up the body politic --
14. The political economy of non-coercive vampire lifestyles / Douglas Glen Whitman --
15. Rousseau and the vampires: toward a political philosophy of the undead / Phillip Cole --
16. The undead martyr: sex, death, and revolution in George Romero's zombie films / Simon Clark --
17. When they aren't eating us, they bring us together: zombies and the American social contract / Leah A. Murray --
Part V. Leaving a good-looking corpse --
18. The fear of fear itself: the philosophy of Halloween / Noël Carroll --
19. "Powerful, beautiful, and without regret": femininity, masculinity, and the vampire aesthetic / Joan Grassbaugh Forry --
True and untrue blood / Rachel Robison --
21. The twilight of infinite desire / Randall E. Auxier and Eileen Townsend.
Series Title: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 49.
Other Titles: Undead and philosophy.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Greene and K. Silem Mohammad.

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Why do vampires and vegetarians share a similar worldview? Why is understanding zombies the key to health care reform? What does 'healthy in mind and body' mean for the undead? This book addresses  Read more...

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