9780812696073

James Bond and Philosophy : Questions Are Forever

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  • ISBN13:

    9780812696073

  • ISBN10:

    0812696077

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/10/2006
  • Publisher: Open Court

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Summary

James Bond came into the world in the novel Casino Royale in 1953, and hit the movie screens with Dr. No in 1962. Bond has become one of the best-known personalities, real or imagined, in human history: one out of every four people in the entire world has now seen a Bond movie. With the firing of Pierce Brosnan and the hiring of Daniel Craig as the new screen Bond, fascination with the Bond phenomenon is at an all-time high. 2006 is scheduled to see the twenty-first Bond film, Casino Royale, as well as the "authorized biography" of James Bond.

Table of Contents

Oh, Spare Me This Sentimental Rubbish xi
Tell Me, Commander, How Far Does Your Expertise Extend into the Field of Philosophy? xiii
SECTION I No Mr. Bond, I Expect You to Die
Bond, Existentialism, and Death
1. Being-Towards-Death and Taking Pleasure in Beauty: James Bond And Existentialism
BETH BUTTERFIELD
3(14)
2. How to Live (and How to Die)
MAHLETE-TSIGÉ GETACHEW
17(18)
3. Six to Four Against: James Bond and the Hope for a Meaningful Life
JAMES B. SOUTH
35(12)
SECTION II Mr. Bond Is Indeed a Very Rare Breed
The Man Behind the Number
47(62)
4. Bond and Phenomenology: Shaken, Not Stirred.
SUZIE GIBSON
49(14)
5. He Who Eats Meat Wins: Appetite, Power, and Nietzsche in the Novels of Ian Fleming
SUE MATHESON
63(16)
6. James Bond: A Nietzschean for the Cold War
ISHAY LANDA
79(16)
7. Bond as Chivalric, Comic Hero
CHARLES TALIAFERRO and MICHEL Le GALL
95(14)
SECTION III For England, James?
Bond, Politics, and Law
109(46)
8. The Moral Status of the Double-0 Agent: Thinking about the License to Kill
MATTHEW TEDESCO
111(10)
9. "Just a Stupid Policeman": Bond and the Rule of Law
GREG FORSTER
121(18)
10. "Don't You Men Know Any Other Way?" Punishment Beyond Retributivism and Deterrence
JACOB M. HELD
139(16)
SECTION IV Oh, Don't Be an Idiot, 007
Knowledge and Technology
155(44)
11. The Epistemology of James Bond: The Logic of Abduction
JEROLD J. ABRAMS
157(16)
12. James Bond and Q: Heidegger's Technology, or "You're Not a Sportsman, Mr. Bond"
STEVEN ZANI
173(14)
13. James Bond and the Philosophy of Technology: It's More than Just the Gadgets of Q Branch
WILLIAM J. McKINNEY
187(12)
SECTION V Why Do Chinese Girls Taste Different from All Other Girls?
Multiculturalism, Women, and a More Sensitive Bond
199(30)
14. "That Fatal Kiss": Bond, Ethics, and the Objectification of Women
ROBERT ARP and KEVIN S. DECKER
201(14)
15. The New Millennium Bond and Yin-Yang Chinese Cosmology
DEAN A. KOWALSKI
215(14)
James Bond Will Return 229(4)
For Your Eyes Only: Authors' Dossiers 233(4)
Index Provided Courtesy of Universal Exports 237

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