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Visions Of Virtue In Popular Film

1st Edition

By Joseph Kupfer


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A work in both aesthetics and ethics, this book proceeds from the interplay of film and philosophy. It examines a group of first-rate popular movies to show how films which wonderfully entertain audiences also contain developed and important conceptions of virtue. By interpreting popular movies from this philosophical viewpoint the book deepens our

Table of Contents

Introduction: Visions of Virtue in Popular Film -- Film Criticism and Virtue Theory -- Virtue and Happiness in Groundhog Day -- The Work of Love in The African Queen -- The Virtues of Parenthood -- Language, Community, and Evil in Rob Roy -- Fresh Phronesis -- Character in Crisis: Reluctant Heroes in Jaws and Aliens -- Concluding Angles

About the Author

Joseph Kupfer is Professor of Philosophy at Iowa State University where he teaches aesthetics, medical ethics, family ethics, and philosophy of law. He has written on such topics as privacy, lying, the parent-child relationship, violence, and sports.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General