Alien and Philosophy (häftad)
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John Wiley & Sons Inc
Irwin, William (series ed.)
222 x 152 x 19 mm
294 g
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Alien and Philosophy (häftad)

Alien and Philosophy

I Infest, Therefore I Am

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Alien and Philosophy: I Infest, Therefore I Am presents a philosophical exploration of the world of Alien, the simultaneously horrifying and thought-provoking sci-fi horror masterpiece, and the film franchise it spawned. * The first book dedicated to exploring the philosophy raised by one of the most successful and influential sci-fi franchises of modern times * Features contributions from an acclaimed team of scholars of philosophy and pop culture, led by highly experienced volume editors * Explores a huge range of topics that include the philosophy of fear, Just Wars, bio-weaponry, feminism and matriarchs, perfect killers, contagion, violation, employee rights and Artificial Intelligence * Includes coverage of H.R. Giger s aesthetics, the literary influences of H.P. Lovecraft, sci-fi and the legacy of Vietnam, and much more!
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The world of the Alien movie franchise is rich with moral dilemmas and societal implications and the new book Alien and Philosophy explores most, if not all, of them with an engaging combination of humor, history, philosophical concepts, and questions left unanswered. - M.B. Sutherland, Apex Magazine, September 2017. Alien and Philosophy will please readers who already give deep consideration to the rights that John Locke might have thought natural for a species which has acid for blood, and who wonder at length if Sigmund Freud would dare to use psychoanalysis if confronted with a synthetic person that obsesses about Lawrence of Arabia. If you enjoyed the film Alien and its sequels then you may want to dive into these scholarly essays, using them to further your intellectual curiosity. Ray Blank, Sci Phi Journal, August 2017. If you know nothing about philosophy but you enjoyed the Alien movies, would Alien and Philosophy be a good place to start? Yes . - D C White, Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, September 2017

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Kevin S. Decker is Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Washington University. He has edited and contributed to several books in the Pop Culture and Philosophy series including The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy (2015), The Ultimate Star Trek and Philosophy (2016), and more. He also writes, acts, and produces "Men in Charge," a sketch-comedy show on Spokane Public Radio. Jeffrey Ewing is a doctoral candidate in Sociology at the University of Oregon. He has a forthcoming chapter in Philosophical Approaches to Demonology and has contributed to volumes on Game of Thrones, Star Trek, The Devil, Jurassic Park, and Frankenstein. William Irwin (series editor) is Herve A. LeBlanc Distinguished Service Professor and Chair of Philosophy at King's College in Pennsylvania and is the author of The Free Market Existentialist. Irwin originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books with Seinfeld and Philosophy in 1999 and has overseen recent titles including House of Cards and Philosophy, Game of Thrones and Philosophy, and Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy.


Contributors: In Space, No One Can Hear Them Scream x Introduction: A Word of Warning 1 I Identity and Moral Considerability: We Made You Because We Could 5 1 No Man Needs Nothing : The Possibility of Androids as Lockean Persons in Alien and Prometheus 7 Chris Lay 2 Androids: Artificial Persons or Glorified Toasters? 17 Joe Slater 3 All Other Priorities Are Rescinded : The Moral Status of Employees in the Alien Franchise 25 James M. Okapal II Ethics: I Don t Know Which Species is Worse 37 4 Disposable Assets: Weyland ]Yutani s Special Brew of Business Ethics 39 Bruno de Brito Serra 5 Corporate Greed and Alien/ation: Marx vs. Weyland ]Yutani 48 Alejandro Barcenas 6 The Public and its Alien Problem 55 David Denneny 7 Cross My Heart and Hope to Die: Why Ripley Must Save Newt 67 William A. Lindenmuth III Moral Psychology: Unclouded by Conscience, Remorse, or Delusions of Mortality 81 8 Nuking the Colony to Save It: Colonial Marines and Just Wars 83 Louis Melancon 9 Xenomorphs and the Benefits of Exposure to Violence as Education 93 Adam Barkman and Sabina Tokbergenova 10 Alien, Alienation, and Alien Nation 101 Daniel Conway IV Horror: They Mostly Come at Night 115 11 Terror from the Stars: Alien as Lovecraftian Horror 117 Greg Littmann 12 Art ]Horror Environments and the Alien Series 132 Martin Glick 13 Contagion: Impurity, Mental Illness, and Suicide in Alien3 140 Kevin S. Decker V Sex and Gender: None of Them Have Seen a Woman in Years 153 Andrea Zanin 15 Is Ellen Ripley a Feminist? 166 Alexander Christian 16 Alien Violation: Male Bodily Integrity in an Equal Opportunity Rape Culture 178 Tim Jones VI Continental Philosophy: I m the Monster s Mother 187 17 The Alien as Ubermensch: Overcoming Morality in Order to Become the Perfect Killer 189 Robert M. Mentyka 18 Why Do You Go On Living? Ripley ]8 and the Absurd 198 Seth M. Walker 19 God Save the Xenomorph Queen: Defending Xenomorph Self ]Defense 207 Jeffrey Ewing Index 216