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Inception and Philosophy Because It's Never Just a Dream

ISBN-10: 1118072634
ISBN-13: 9781118072639
Edition: 2012
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Description: A philosophical look at the movie Inception and its brilliant metaphysical puzzles Is the top still spinning? Was it all a dream? In the world of Christopher Nolans four-time Academy Award-winning movie, people can share one anothers dreams and  More...

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Book details

List price: $11.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 11/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

A philosophical look at the movie Inception and its brilliant metaphysical puzzles Is the top still spinning? Was it all a dream? In the world of Christopher Nolans four-time Academy Award-winning movie, people can share one anothers dreams and alter their beliefs and thoughts. Inception is a metaphysical heist film that raises more questions than it answers: Can we know what is real? Can you be held morally responsible for what you do in dreams? What is the nature of dreams, and what do they tell us about the boundaries of "self" and "other"? From Plato to Aristotle and from Descartes to Hume, Inception and Philosophy draws from important philosophical minds to shed new light on the movies captivating themes, including the one that everyone talks about: did the top fall down (and does it even matter)? Explores the movies key questions and themes, including how we can tell if were dreaming or awake, how to make sense of a paradox, and whether or not inception is possible Gives new insights into the nature of free will, time, dreams, and the unconscious mind Discusses different interpretations of the film, and whether or not philosophy can help shed light on which is the "right one" Deepens your understanding of the movies multi-layered plot and dream-infiltrating characters, including Dom Cobb, Arthur, Mal, Ariadne, Eames, Saito, and Yusuf An essential companion for every dedicated Inception fan, this book will enrich your experience of the Inception universe and its complex dreamscape.

Acknowledgments: The Dream Team
The Editor's Totem: An Elegant Solution for Keeping Track of Reality
Introduction: Plato's Academy Award
Was Mal Right? Was it All Just a Dream?: Making Sense of Inception
Was It All a Dream?: Why Nolan's Answer Doesn't Matter
Let Me Put My Thoughts in You: It Was All Just a Dream
Even If It Is a Dream, We Should Still Care
The Unavoidable Dream Problem
Is the Top Still Spinning?: Tackling the Unanswerable Question
The Parable of the Spinning Top: Skepticism, Angst, and Cobb's Choice
Reality Doesn't Really Matter
Why Care whether the Top Keeps Spinning?
Is Inception Possible?: The Metaphysics, Ethics, and Mechanics of Incepting
How to Hijack a Mind: Inception and the Ethics of Heist Films
Inception, Teaching, and Hypnosis: The Ethics of Idea-Giving
Inception and Free Will: Are They Compatible?
Honor and Redemption in Corporate Espionage
What is Dreaming?: Exploring the Nature of (Shared) Dreams (Upon Dreams)
Shared Dreaming and Extended Minds
Morally Responsible Dreaming: Your Mind Is the Scene of the Crime
Dream Time: Inception and the Philosophy of Time
Dreams and Possible Worlds: Inception and the Metaphysics of Modality
Do Our Dreams Occur While We Sleep?
Should I Take A Leap of Faith?: Religious Themes in Inception
Taking a Leap of Faith: A How-to Guide
Limbo, Utopia, and the Paradox of Idyllic Hope
Unlocking the Vault of the Mind: Inception and Asian Philosophy
What Does it All Mean?: Finding the Hidden Lession of Inception
Mal-Placed Regret
"You're Just a Shade": Knowing Others, and Yourself
Paradox, Dreams, and Strange Loops in Inception
Appendix:A Safe Full of Secrets: Hidden Gems You May Have Missed
contributors: The Architects
Index: The PASIV (Plenary Alphabetized Subject Index for This Volume) Device

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