Philosophy Goes to the Movies An Introduction to Philosophy

ISBN-10: 0415357268

ISBN-13: 9780415357265

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

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From Metropolis to The Matrix, from Gattaca to Groundhog Day, films can help to illustrate and illuminate complex philosophical thought. Philosophy Goes to the Movies is a new kind of introduction to philosophy, that makes use of film to help us understand philosophical ideas and positions. Drawing on a wide range of films from around the world, and the ideas of a diverse selection of thinkers from Plato and Descartes to Marcuse and Foucault, Christopher Falzon introduces and discusses central areas of philosophical concern, including: *the theory of knowledge *the self and personal identity *ethics *social and political philosophy *critical thinking nbsp; Ideal for beginners, this book guides the reader through philosophy using lively and illuminating cinematic examples including A Clockwork Orange, Mulholland Drive, Blade Runner, Modern Times, Wings of Desire and The Lord of the Rings. This fully revised and updated second edition featuresan expanded introduction providing guidance on teaching and discussing philosophy through film, as well as new material on notable philosophers such as Rousseau, Aquinas and Nietzche, and discussion of a wide range of recent films.
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Book details

List price: $43.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 2/22/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.858
Language: English

Philosophy and film
The philosophical approach
Overview of the book
Plato's Picture Show - the theory of knowledge
Plato's cave
Descartes, dreams, and demons
Rationalism and empiricism
Is seeing believing?
Kant and relativism
The truth end nothing but
All of Me - the self and personal identity
Plato and the parts of the soul
Descartes and dualism
Locke and personal identity
Kant, personhood, and moral worth
Crimes and Misdemeanors - moral philosophy
The ring of Gyges
Plato and inner balance
Religion and morality
Kant: doing one's duty
Existentialism: absurdity, freedom, and had faith
Antz - social and political philosophy
Plato's ants
Literalism: the heroic individual
Marxism: the social individual
Three faces of power
Modern Times - society, science, and technology
Scientific utopias
Playing God: scientific hubris
Alienation in a technological society
Recent technology, new views
The Holy Grail - critical thinking
Reasoning and arguing
When arguments go wrong
Formal fallacies
Informal fallacies of language
Informal fallacies of relevance
Informal fallacies of evidence
Closed thinking
The importance of being critical
Further Reading
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