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The philosophy of science fiction film [electronic resource] / edited by Steven M. Sanders.

Contributor(s): Sanders, Steven, 1945-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Philosophy of popular culture: Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2008Description: 1 online resource (viii, 232 p.).ISBN: 9780813172811 (electronic bk.); 0813172810 (electronic bk.); 9780813124728 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0813124727 (hardcover : alk. paper).Subject(s): Science fiction films -- History and criticism | Human-alien encounters -- Drama | Outer space -- Drama | Space colonies -- Drama | Fine Arts | PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- ReferenceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Philosophy of science fiction film.DDC classification: 791.43/615 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
An introduction to the philosophy of science fiction film / Steven M. Sanders -- Enigmas of identity and agency -- What is it to be human? : Blade runner and Dark city / Deborah Knight and George McKnight -- Recalling the self : personal identity in Total recall / Shai Biderman -- Picturing paranoia : interpreting Invasion of the body snatchers / Steven M. Sanders -- The existential Fankenstein / Jennifer L. McMahon -- Extraterrestrial visitation, time travel, and artificial intelligence -- Technology and ethics in The day the earth stood still / Aeon J. Skoble -- Some paradoxes of time travel in The terminator and 12 monkeys / William J. Devlin -- 2001 : a philosophical odyssey / Kevin L. Stoehr -- Terminator-fear and the paradox of fiction / Jason Holt -- Brave newer world : science fiction futurism -- The dialectic of Enlightenment in Metropolis / Jerold J. Abrams -- Imagining the future, contemplating the past : the screen versions of 1984 / R. Barton Palmer -- Disenchantment and rebellion in Alphaville / Alan Woolfolk -- The matrix, the cave, and the cogito / Mark T. Conard.
Summary: The science fiction genre maintains a remarkable hold on the imagination and enthusiasm of the filmgoing public, captivating large audiences worldwide and garnering ever-larger profits. The Philosophy of Science Fiction Film explores the storylines, conflicts, and themes of fifteen science fiction film classics, from Metropolis to The Matrix. Editor Steven M. Sanders and a group of outstanding scholars in philosophy, film studies, and other fields raise science fiction film criticism to a new level by penetrating the surface of the films to expose the underlying philosophical arguments, ethica
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

An introduction to the philosophy of science fiction film / Steven M. Sanders -- Enigmas of identity and agency -- What is it to be human? : Blade runner and Dark city / Deborah Knight and George McKnight -- Recalling the self : personal identity in Total recall / Shai Biderman -- Picturing paranoia : interpreting Invasion of the body snatchers / Steven M. Sanders -- The existential Fankenstein / Jennifer L. McMahon -- Extraterrestrial visitation, time travel, and artificial intelligence -- Technology and ethics in The day the earth stood still / Aeon J. Skoble -- Some paradoxes of time travel in The terminator and 12 monkeys / William J. Devlin -- 2001 : a philosophical odyssey / Kevin L. Stoehr -- Terminator-fear and the paradox of fiction / Jason Holt -- Brave newer world : science fiction futurism -- The dialectic of Enlightenment in Metropolis / Jerold J. Abrams -- Imagining the future, contemplating the past : the screen versions of 1984 / R. Barton Palmer -- Disenchantment and rebellion in Alphaville / Alan Woolfolk -- The matrix, the cave, and the cogito / Mark T. Conard.

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The science fiction genre maintains a remarkable hold on the imagination and enthusiasm of the filmgoing public, captivating large audiences worldwide and garnering ever-larger profits. The Philosophy of Science Fiction Film explores the storylines, conflicts, and themes of fifteen science fiction film classics, from Metropolis to The Matrix. Editor Steven M. Sanders and a group of outstanding scholars in philosophy, film studies, and other fields raise science fiction film criticism to a new level by penetrating the surface of the films to expose the underlying philosophical arguments, ethica

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