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Introducing Philosophy Through Film : Key Texts, Discussion, and Film Selections

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1405171014
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Pub. Date:
4/20/2009
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Wiley-Blackwell
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Summary

Philosophy Through Film offers a uniquely engaging and effective approach to introductory philosophy by combining an anthology of classical and contemporary philosophical readings with a discussion of philosophical concepts illustrated in popular films. Pairs 50 classical and contemporary readings with popular films - from Monty Python and The Matrix to Casablanca and A Clockwork Orange Addresses key areas in philosophy, including topics in ethics, philosophy of religion, philosophy of mind, free will and determinism, the problem of perception, and philosophy of time Each unit begins with an extensive introduction by the editors and ends with study questions linking readings to films Features chapter by chapter discussion of clips from films that vividly illustrate the critical philosophical arguments and positions raised in the readings

Author Biography

Richard Fumerton is the F. Wendell Miller Professor of Philosophy at the University of Iowa. He is the author of Metaphysical and Epistemological Problems of Perception (1985), Reason and Morality: A Defense of the Egocentric Perspective (1990), and Metaepistemology and Skepticism (1995), and Realism and the Correspondence Theory of Truth (2002). His present teaching and research interests include epistemology, metaphysics, and value theory.


Diane Jeske is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Iowa. She is the author of Rationality and Moral Theory: How Intimacy Generates Reasons (2008).

Table of Contents

Preface
Source
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Philosophical Analysis, Argument, and the Relevance of Thought Experiments
Films: Monty Python, ""The Argument Skit""; Pulp Fiction; Seinfeld episode: The Soup
The Problem of Perception
Films: Total Recall; The Matrix; Star Trek TV episode: The MenagerieIntroduction
First Meditation and excerpt from Sixth Meditation: Ren_ Descartes
Some Further Considerations Concerning Our Simple Ideas of Sensation: John Locke
Three Dialogues Between Hylas and Ph
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