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Buffy the vampire slayer and philosophy : fear and trembling in Sunnydale

Author: James B South
Publisher: Chicago : Open Court, 2003
Series: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 4
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

In the tradition of the classic horror films Buffy the Vampire Slayer addresses ethical issues that have long fascinated audiences. Here are 23 philosophical essays examining crucial ethical and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James B South
ISBN: 0812695305 9780812695304
OCLC Number: 475120497
Notes: Index ; bibliogr.
Description: xi, 335 s
Contents: Part 1 The Burden Of Slayerness: Buffy, Faith, And Feminism: Faith And Plato - "You're nothing! Disgusting, Murderous Bitch!"; Also Sprach Faith - The Problem Of The Happy Rogue Vampire Slayer; Buffy And Feminist Ethics; "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" As Feminist Noir; Feminism And The Ethics Of Violence - Why Buffy Kicks Ass. Part 2 Don't Speak Latin In Front Of The Books: Knowledge, Rationality, And Science In The Buffyverse; Balderdash And Chicanery - Science And Beyond In "Buffy The Vampire Slayer"; Pluralism, Pragmatism, And Pals - The Slayer Subverts The Science Wars; Between Heaven And Hells - Multidimensional Cosmology In Kant And "Buffy The Vampire Slayer"; Buffy Goes To College, Adam Murders To Dissect - Education And Knowledge In A Postmodern World; "My God, It's Like A Greek Tragedy" - Willow Rosenberg And Human Irrationality. Part 3 Sacred Duty, Yadda, Yadda, Yadda: Buffy And Ethics: Should We Do What Buffy Would Do?; Passion And Action - In And Out Of Control; Buffy In The Buff - A Slayer's Solution To Aristotle's Love Paradox; A Kantian Analysis Of Moral Judgement In "Buffy The Vampire Slayer". Part 4 That's The Kind Of Woolly-Headed Thinking That Leads To Being Eaten: Religion And Politics in the Buffyverse: - Brown Skirts - Fascism, Christianity, And The Eternal Demon; Prophecy Girl And The Powers That Be - The Philosophy Of Religion In The Buffyverse; Justifying The Means - Punishment In The Buffyverse; No Big Win - Themes Of Sacrifice, Salvation, And Redemption; Old Familiar Vampires - Radicalism And Liberailism In The Politics Of The Buffyverse. Part 5 You're All Slaves To The Television: Watching Buffy: Morality On Television - The Case Of Buffy The Vampire Slayer; High School Is Hell - Metaphor Made Literal; Feeling For Buffy - The Girl Next Door.
Series Title: Popular culture and philosophy, v. 4
Responsibility: edited by James B. South


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