Featuring significant revisions and updates, Classic Questions and Contemporary Film: An Introduction to Philosophy, 2nd Edition uses popular movies as a highly accessible framework for introducing key philosophical concepts Explores 28 films with 18 new to this edition, including Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Hotel Rwanda, V for Vendetta, and Memento Discusses numerous philosophical issues not covered in the first edition, including a new chapter covering issues of personal identity, the meaningfulness of life and death, and existentialism Offers a rich pedagogical framework comprised of key classic readings, chapter learning outcomes, jargon-free argument analysis, critical thinking and trivia questions, a glossary of terms, and textboxes with notes on the movies discussed Revised to be even more accessible to beginning philosophers.
Intro Classic Questions and Contemporary Film Contents Preface Acknowledgments About the Website 1 Philosophy, Rhetoric, and Argument 1.1 Historical Setting: Plato, Gorgias 1.2 Discussion and Analysis 1.3 Films Thank You for Smoking (2005) Minority Report (2002) The Emperor's Club (2002) 1.4 Synthesis, Review, and Going Forward 2 Epistemology and Skepticism 2.1 Historical Setting: Descartes, Meditations I and II 2.2 Discussion and Analysis 2.3 Films The Matrix (1999) Inception (2010) Vanilla Sky (2001) 2.4 Synthesis, Review, and Going Forward 3 God, Creation, and Evil 3.1 Historical Setting: Paley, The Argument from Design 3.2 Discussion and Analysis 3.3 Films Bruce Almighty (2003) Creation (2009) Schindler's List (1993) 3.4 Synthesis, Review, and Going Forward 4 Freedom, Fate, and Determinism 4.1 Historical Setting: D'Holbach, System of Nature 4.2 Discussion and Analysis 4.3 Films The Adjustment Bureau (2011) Gattaca (1997) Run, Lola, Run (1998) 4.4 Synthesis, Review, and Going Forward 5 Mind, Body, and Consciousness 5.1 Historical Setting: Descartes, Meditation VI 5.2 Discussion and Analysis 5.3 Films Being John Malkovich (1999) Bicentennial Man (1999) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) 5.4 Synthesis, Review, and Going Forward 6 Ethical Foundations and Moral Truth 6.1 Historical Setting: Sumner, Folkways 6.2 Discussion and Analysis 6.3 Films Hotel Rwanda (2004) Frailty (2001) The Cider House Rules (1999) 6.4 Synthesis, Review, and Going Forward 7 Ethics and Values 7.1 Historical Setting: Reid, Of the First Principles of Morals 7.2 Discussion and Analysis 7.3 Films Saving Private Ryan (1998) Horton Hears a Who! (2008) Groundhog Day (1993). 7.4 Synthesis, Review, and Going Forward 8 The State, Social Contracts, and Justice 8.1 Historical Setting: Hobbes, Leviathan 8.2 Discussion and Analysis 8.3 Films Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith (2005) V for Vendetta (2005) Serenity (2005) 8.4 Synthesis, Review, and Going Forward 9 The Human Condition 9.1 Historical Setting: Russell, The Value of Philosophy 9.2 Discussion and Analysis 9.3 Films Memento (2000) A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (2001) Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) 9.4 Synthesis, Review, and Going Forward Appendix A.1 A Deductive Logic Primer A.2 Film Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974) Glossary Index EULA.
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