Philosophy of the Coen Brothers

ISBN-10: 0813134455
ISBN-13: 9780813134451
Edition: 2nd 2012
Authors: Mark T. Conard
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 3/7/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 332
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Mark T. Conard is assistant professor of philosophy at Marymount College. He is the series editor of The Philosophy of Popular Culture series and the editor of numerous books, including "The Philosophy of Film Noir," "The Philosophy of Neo-Noir," and "The Philosophy of Martin Scorsese,"

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Coen Brand of Comedy and Tragedy
Raising Arizona as an American Comedy
The Human Comedy Perpetuates Itself: Nihilism and Comedy in Coen Neo-Noir
Philosophies of Comedy in O Brother, Where Art Thou?
No Country for Old Men: The Coens' Tragic Western
Deceit, Desire, and Dark Comedy: Postmodern Dead Ends in Blood Simple
Ethics: Shame, Justice, and Virtue
"And It's Such a Beautiful Day!" Shame and Fargo
Justice, Power, and Love: The Political Philosophy of Intolerable Cruelty
Ethics, Heart, and Violence in Miller's Crossing
"Takin''er Easy for All Us Sinners": Laziness as a Virtue in The Big Lebowski
No Country for Old Men as Moral Philosophy
Postmodernity, Interpretation, and the Construction of History
Heidegger and the Problem of Interpretation in Barton Fink
The Past Is Now: History and The Hudsucker Proxy
"A Homespun Murder Story": Film Noir and the Problem of Modernity in Fargo
Existentialism, Alienation, and Despair
"What Kind of Man Are You?" The Coen Brothers and Existentialist Role Playing
Being the Barber: Kierkegaardian Despair in The Man Who Wasn't There
Thinking beyond the Failed Community: Blood Simple and The Man Who Wasn't There
God, Man, and Nature
How Job Begat Larry: The Present Situation in A Serious Man
"A Lead Ball of Justice": The Logic of Retribution and the Ethics of Instruction in True Grit
List of Contributors
Index

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