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Classic Questions and Contemporary Film : An Introduction to Philosophy.

Author/Creator:
Kowalski, Dean A.
Publication:
Newark : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2015.
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1 online resource (346 pages)
Edition:
2nd ed.
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Subjects:
Philosophy -- Introductions.
Philosophy in motion pictures.
Philosophy.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
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.
Contents:
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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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Kowalski, Dean A. Classic Questions and Contemporary Film
ISBN:
9781118585610
9781118585603
OCLC:
911240575