Morality and the Movies Reading Ethics Through Film

ISBN-10: 1441145419

ISBN-13: 9781441145413

Edition: 2012

Authors: Dan Shaw
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 7/26/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Goldie Kadushin is a professor of social work at the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the author, of The Social Work Interview: A Guide for Human Services Professionals (4th edition)with Alfred Kadushin.Marcia Egan is associate professor at the College of Social Work, University of Tennessee. She is author, with Goldie Kadushin, of Social Work Practice in Community-Based Health Care. The gerontological focus of her empirical research and scholarship contributes to the knowledge base for effective practice in home health practice.Son of a Scottish shepherd and descended from minstrels, Hogg led a life that has the fictional quality Thomas Hardy was to capture later in the century in his novels of country life. After meeting Sir Walter Scott in 1802, Hogg adopted the name "Ettrick Shepherd," a pseudonym under which he published original lyrics and ballads. In 1814 Hogg met William Wordsworth and enjoyed literary friendships in the Lake District, although he parodied the other poets' styles and mannerisms in The Poetic Mirror (1816). He married at age 50 and fathered five children, whom he tried to support by the same kind of unproductive farming at which Robert Burns had labored a generation before. Like Burns, his convivial nature and verbal talents won him a following in fashionable society, especially after the publication of his first novel, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner (1824), when he was 53 years old. The first novel to explore psychological aberrations, it traces the collapse of a personality under the pressure of social conformity, native superstition, and religious excess. Since the introduction by Andre Gide to the 1947 Cresset edition, it has acquired an academic following and a new popularity. There is a James Hogg Society, founded in 1982, which publishes a newsletter.Daniel Shaw is Professor of Philosophy at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, where he is also the editor of Film and Philosophy, the journal of the Society for the Philosophic Study of the Contemporary Visual Arts (SPSCVA). His publications include, amongst others, Dark Thoughts: Philosophic Reflections on Cinematic Horror(2003).

Introduction: Studying Philosophy Through Film
Submission to God's Will in A Man for All Seasons
Egoism and Utilitarianism in Casablanca
Legal Conventionalism in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
Kant's Man of Good Will and Hotel Rwanda
Moral Relativism, Perspectivism and Citizen Kane
Virtue Ethics and Ghost Dog
Freedom and Determinism in A Clockwork Orange
Sexual Morality and Kinsey
Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia and The Sea Inside
Capital Punishment and Compassion in Dead Man Walking
The morality and meaning of war in Full Metal Jacket
Autonomy and Abortion Rights in The Cider House Rules
Gun Control and Bowling for Columbine
Terrorism and Counterterrorism in Munich
Business Ethics and Wall Street
Affirmative Action, Diversity and Remember the Titans
Conclusion: How Films can Elucidate Philosophies, and Vice Versa
Further Reading
Index
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