Jurassic Park and Philosophy

Jurassic Park and Philosophy


  • Author: Nicolas Michaud & Jessica Watkins
  • Release Date : 2014-06-16
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • File Size: 1276715 Bytes


Twenty-one philosophers join forces to investigate the implications of the Jurassic Park franchise for our lives, our values, and our future. Human beings live and thrive by modifying nature, but when do the risks of changing nature outweigh the likely benefits? If it’s true that “Life will find a way,” should we view any modified or newly reconstituted life as a hazard?The new scientific information we could gain by bringing back T. Rex or other dinosaurs is immense, including greater understanding of biology leading to immeasurable medical benefits, but should we choose to let sleeping dinosaurs lie? And if we do bring them back by reconstituting them from ancient DNA, are they really what they were, or is something missing? If life will ...

Inferno

Inferno


  • Author: Dante & Robin Kirkpatrick
  • Release Date : 2013-04-04
  • Genre: Poetry
  • File Size: 3922212 Bytes


Discover Dante's original Inferno in this modern and acclaimed Penguin translation. Describing Dante's descent into Hell with Virgil as a guide, Inferno depicts a cruel underworld in which desperate figures are condemned to eternal damnation for committing one or more of seven deadly sins. As he descends through nine concentric circles of increasingly agonising torture, Dante encounters many doomed souls before he is finally ready to meet the ultimate evil in the heart of Hell: Satan himself.This new edition of Inferno includes explanatory notes and an illustration of Dante's plan of hell. Robin Kirkpatrick's masterful translation is also available in a bilingual Penguin edition, with the original Italian on facing pages, and in a complete edition of...

Jurassic Park and Philosophy

Jurassic Park and Philosophy


  • Author : Nicolas Michaud
  • Publisher : Open Court Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812698473


Jurassic Park and Philosophy Book Description :

Twenty-one philosophers investigate the implications of the Jurassic Park franchise for our lives, our values, and our future. Human beings live and thrive by modifying nature, but when do the risks of changing nature outweigh the likely benefits? If it's true that "Life will find a way," should we view any modified or newly reconstituted life as a hazard? The new scientific information we could gain by bringing back T. Rex or other dinosaurs is immense, but should we choose to let sleeping dinosaurs lie? And if we do bring them back by reconstituting them from ancient DNA, are they really what they were, or is something missing? How do the different forces -- human curiosity, profitability, and philanthropy -- interact to determine what actually hap...

Jurassic Park and Philosophy

Jurassic Park and Philosophy


  • Author : Nicolas Michaud
  • Publisher : Open Court
  • Release Date : 2014-06-16
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812698503


Jurassic Park and Philosophy Book Description :

Twenty-one philosophers join forces to investigate the implications of the Jurassic Park franchise for our lives, our values, and our future. Human beings live and thrive by modifying nature, but when do the risks of changing nature outweigh the likely benefits? If it’s true that “Life will find a way,” should we view any modified or newly reconstituted life as a hazard? The new scientific information we could gain by bringing back T. Rex or other dinosaurs is immense, including greater understanding of biology leading to immeasurable medical benefits, but should we choose to let sleeping dinosaurs lie? And if we do bring them back by reconstituting them from ancient DNA, are they really what they were, or is something missing? If life will fin...

Steven Spielberg and Philosophy

Steven Spielberg and Philosophy


  • Author : Dean Kowalski
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2008-11-21
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780813125275


Steven Spielberg and Philosophy Book Description :

Without question, few directors have had such a powerful influence on the film industry and the moviegoing public as Steven Spielberg. This book investigates Spielberg's art to illuminate the nature of humanity. It explores themes such as cinematic realism, fictional belief, terrorism, family ethics, consciousness, and virtue and moral character....

Film  Philosophy  and Reality

Film Philosophy and Reality


  • Author : Nathan Andersen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-12-21
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317805823


Film Philosophy and Reality Book Description :

Film, Philosophy, and Reality: Ancient Greece to Godard is an original contribution to film-philosophy that shows how thinking about movies can lead us into a richer appreciation and understanding of both reality and the nature of human experience. Focused on the question of the relationship between how things seem to us and how they really are, it is at once an introduction to philosophy through film and an introduction to film through philosophy. The book is divided into three parts. The first is an introduction to philosophy and film, designed for the reader with little background in one or the other subject. The second examines the philosophical importance of the distinction between appearance and reality, and shows that reflection upon this dist...

Orphan Black and Philosophy
Score: 4
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Orphan Black and Philosophy


  • Author : Richard Greene
  • Publisher : Open Court
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812699265


Orphan Black and Philosophy Book Description :

In Orphan Black, several apparently unconnected women discover that they are exact physical doubles, that there are more of them out there, that they are all illegally produced clones, and that someone is having them killed. They find themselves in the midst of a secret and violent struggle between a fundamentalist religious group, a fanatical cult of superhuman biological enhancement, a clandestine department of the military, and a giant biotech corporation. Law enforcement is powerless and easily manipulated by these sinister forces. The clones are forced to form their own Clone Club, led by the resourceful Sarah Manning, to defend themselves against their numerous enemies and to find out exactly where they came from and why. Orphan Black continual...

Deadpool and Philosophy
Score: 5
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Deadpool and Philosophy


  • Author : Nicolas Michaud
  • Publisher : Open Court Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-04-06
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812699524


Deadpool and Philosophy Book Description :

Deadpool is the super-anti-hero who knows he's in a comic book. His unique situation and blood-stained history give rise to many philosophical puzzles. A group of philosophical Deadpool fans delve into these puzzles in Deadpool and Philosophy. For instance, if you know that someone is writing the script of your life, can you really be a hero? Is Deadpool really Wade Wilson, or did Wilson have his identity stolen by the monster who is now Deadpool? Are his actions predetermined by the writers, or does he trick the writers into scripting his choices? And what happens when Deadpool breaks into the real world to kill the writers? What kind of existence do literary characters have? How can we call him a moral agent for good when he still commits murder le...

Ender s Game and Philosophy

Ender s Game and Philosophy


  • Author : D. E. Wittkower
  • Publisher : Open Court
  • Release Date : 2013-10-21
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812698411


Ender s Game and Philosophy Book Description :

Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card’s award-winning 1985 novel, has been discovered and rediscovered by generations of science fiction fans and young adult readers, banned and challenged in schools, assigned in high school English classes, and adopted as reading by the US Marine Corps. Ender's Game and its sequels explores rich themes—the violence and cruelty of children, the role of empathy in war, and the balance of individual dignity and the social good—with compelling elements of a coming-of-age story and exciting and immersive battle scenes. Ender’s Game and Philosophy brings together over thirty philosophers to engage in wide-ranging discussion on the troubling, exciting, and fascinating issues raised in and amidst the excitement and fear ...

Psych and Philosophy

Psych and Philosophy


  • Author : Robert Arp
  • Publisher : Open Court
  • Release Date : 2013-06-17
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812698268


Psych and Philosophy Book Description :

“I’m getting something,” says Shawn, assuming a look of intense concentration and pressing his fingertips to the sides of his head. Shawn Spencer uses lies, pretense, and distraction to get at the truth. But can pseudoscience and fakery really be so helpful? And if they can be, is it ethical to employ them? Psych and Philosophy takes an entertaining tour through the philosophical issues raised by a fake psychic. Can faulty logic get to the truth quicker than good logic? Are other people to blame for Shawn’s deceptions, because they’re more ready to credit him with supernatural powers than with superior natural powers? Is instinct more important than smart thinking—in police work and in life? Is it ethical to tell lies to promote the truth...

Bruce Springsteen and Philosophy
Score: 4
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Bruce Springsteen and Philosophy


  • Author : Randall E. Auxier
  • Publisher : Open Court
  • Release Date : 2011-08-31
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812697773


Bruce Springsteen and Philosophy Book Description :

Known as the working man's poet, the Boardwalk prophet, or simply, the Boss. If "love is a banquet at which we feed," Bruce Springsteen has provided much food for thought. In this collection of metaphysical probes, a gang of E-street philosophers will undress Bruce's deeper mysteries like irresistible Jersey girls. Can Springsteen settle the nature-nurture debate through his song "Born to Run"? What do the famous philosopher Ricuoer and Springsteen have in common in their depiction of time? These die-hard Springsteen fans, who just happen to be philosophers, compile an entertaining handbook to the field of Springsteen studies, covering topics like Springsteen's connection to Marx and the proletariat, Springsteen's concept of the soul, and his status ...

Boardwalk Empire and Philosophy

Boardwalk Empire and Philosophy


  • Author : Richard Greene
  • Publisher : Open Court
  • Release Date : 2013-08-19
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812698398


Boardwalk Empire and Philosophy Book Description :

From Machiavellian city officials to big time mobsters (such as Arnold Rothstein, Lucky Luciano, and Al Capone) to corrupt beat cops to overzealous G-men to suffragettes to abolitionists to innocent citizens caught in the crossfire, Boardwalk Empire is replete with philosophically compelling characters who find themselves in philosophically interesting situations. As Boardwalk Empire is based on historical events, political figures and mobsters, the philosophical issues raised bear on “real life” in the way the few fictional television shows and movies do. We see parallels with the events in Boardwalk Empire and contemporary political events, and between the characters in Boardwalk Empire (good, bad, and ambiguous) and contemporary figures. It is...