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Blade Runner


Εκδότης: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415485852
Σειρά βιβλίου: Philosophers on Film
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 158
Διαστάσεις: 22x1x14
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2015

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Blade Runner"

Ridley Scott's Blade Runner is widely regarded as a "masterpiece of modern cinema" and is regularly ranked as one of the great films of all time. Set in a dystopian future where the line between human beings and 'replicants' is blurred, the film raises a host of philosophical questions about what it is to be human, the possibility of moral agency and freedom in 'created' life forms, and the capacity of cinema to make a genuine contribution to our engagement with these kinds of questions. This volume of specially commissioned chapters systematically explores and addresses these issues from a philosophical point of view. Beginning with a helpful introduction, the seven chapters examine the following questions: How is the theme of death explored in Blade Runner and with what implications for our understanding of the human condition? What can we learn about the relationship between emotion and reason from the depiction of the 'replicants' in Blade Runner? How are memory, empathy, and moral agency related in Blade Runner? How does the style and 'mood' of Blade Runner bear upon its thematic and philosophical significance? Is Blade Runner a meditation on the nature of film itself? Including a brief biography of the director and a detailed list of references to other writings on the film, Blade Runner is essential reading for students - indeed anyone - interested in philosophy and film studies. Contributors: Colin Allen, Peter Atterton, Amy Coplan, David Davies, Berys Gaut, Stephen Mulhall, C. D. C. Reeve.


Κατηγορία: φιλοσοφία
Σειρά βιβλίου: Philosophers on Film
ISBN: 9780415485852
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 14/04/2015
Εκδότης: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback / softback
Σελίδες: 158
Συντελεστές: Edited by: Amy Coplan, Edited by: David Davies
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 227 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 22x1x14 cm
Λεπτομέρειες εικονογράφησης: 10 Halftones, black and white

Περιεχόμενα

1. Introduction Amy Coplan and David Davies 2. Elegy in LA: Blade Runner, empathy, and death Berys Gaut 3. 'More human than human': Blade Runner and being-toward-death Peter Atterton 4. Replicant love: Blade Runner Voight-Kampffed C. D. C. Reeve 5. Do humans dream of emotional machines? Colin Allen 6. Zhora through the looking-glass: notes on an esper analysis of Leon's photograph Stephen Mulhall 7. In the mood for thought: mood and meaning in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner Amy Coplan 8. Blade Runner and the cognitive values of cinema David Davies. Index

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