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1st Edition

Philosophy goes to the Movies

ISBN 9780203469422
Published September 9, 2002 by Routledge
244 Pages

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Book Description

Philosophy goes to the Movies is a new kind of introduction to philosophy that makes use of movies including The Matrix, Antz, Total Recall and Cinema Paradiso, to explore philosophical ideas.
Topics covered include:
*the theory of knowledge
*the self and personal Identity
*moral philosophy
*social and political philosophy
*philosophy of science and technology
*critical thinking.
Ideal for the beginner, this book guides the student through philosophy using lively and illuminating cinematic examples. It will also appeal to anyone interested in the philosophical dimensions of cinema.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction
1. Plato's Picture Show - the Theory of Knowledge 2. All of Me - the Self and personal Identity 3. Crimes and Misdemeanours - Moral Philosophy 4. Antz - Social and Political Philosophy 5. Modern Times: Society, Science and technology 6. The Holy Grail: Critical Thinking
Further Reading Glossary Bibliography Index

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Christopher Falzon is lecturer of Philosophy at Newcastle University, Australia. He is the author of Foucault and Social Dialogue


Christopher Falzon, a philosopher at the University of Newcastle, has written what seems to me, overall, an admirable introduction to the philosophy. His selection of philosophical themes is balanced and judicious, and his presentation is unusually lucid and economical.' Australian Book Review