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The Resource Steven Spielberg and philosophy : we're gonna need a bigger book, edited by Dean A. Kowalski

Steven Spielberg and philosophy : we're gonna need a bigger book, edited by Dean A. Kowalski

Label
Steven Spielberg and philosophy : we're gonna need a bigger book
Title
Steven Spielberg and philosophy
Title remainder
we're gonna need a bigger book
Statement of responsibility
edited by Dean A. Kowalski
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Dean A. Kowalski's Steven Spielberg and Philosophy is like a conversation after a night at the movie theater, offering new insights and unexpected observations about the director's most admired films. Some of the nation's most respected philosophers investigate Spielberg's art, asking fundamental questions about the nature of humanity; cinema, and Spielberg's expression of his chosen themes." "Impressive in scope, this book illustrates the philosophical tenets of a wide variety of thinkers from Plato to Aquinas, Locke, and Levinas. Contributors introduce readers to philosophy while simultaneously providing deeper insight into Spielberg's approach to filmmaking. The essays consider Spielberg's movies using key philosophical cornerstones: metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, axiology, aesthetics, and political philosophy, among others. At the same time, Steven Spielberg and Philosophy is accessible to those new to philosophy, using the philosophical platform to ponder larger issues embedded in film and asking fundamental questions about the nature of cinema and how meanings are negotiated."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
791.4302/33092
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.S65
LC item number
S84 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kowalski, Dean A
Series statement
Philosophy of popular culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spielberg, Steven
  • Motion pictures
  • Philosophie
  • Film
  • Moral
  • Ethik
  • Philosophie
  • Film
Label
Steven Spielberg and philosophy : we're gonna need a bigger book, edited by Dean A. Kowalski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Philosophy, the filmmaker, and the human condition. -- The "big-little" film and philosophy: two takes on Spielbergian innocence / Gary Arms and Thomas Riley -- The recovery of childhood and the search for the absent father / Michel Le Gall and Charles Taliaferro -- Levinasian ethics of alterity: the face of the other in Spielberg's cinematic language / John W. Wright -- The paradox of fictional belief and its moral implications in Jaws / Christopher R. Trogan and Dean A. Kowalski -- A.I.: Artificial Intelligence and the tragic sense of life / Timothy Dunn -- pt. 2. Values, virtue, and justice. -- What is wrong with cloning a dinosaur? Jurassic Park and nature as a source of moral authority / James H. Spence -- Is Oskar Schindler a good man? / Roger P. Ebertz -- A Spielbergian ethics of the family in Saving Private Ryan and The Color Purple / Robert R. Clewis -- Human rights, human nature, and Amistad / David Baggett and Mark W. Foreman -- Terrorism, counterterrorism, and "The story of what happens next" in Munich / Joseph J. Foy -- pt. 3. Realism, mind and metaphysics. -- Spielberg and cinematic realism / Keith Dromm -- A.I.: Artificial Intelligence: artistic indulgence or advanced inquiry? / V. Alan White -- Minority Report, Molinism, and the viability of Precrime / Dean A. Kowalski -- Appendix: Discussing five Spielberg films
Control code
212844704
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 274 pages
Isbn
9780813125275
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008026318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)212844704
Label
Steven Spielberg and philosophy : we're gonna need a bigger book, edited by Dean A. Kowalski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Philosophy, the filmmaker, and the human condition. -- The "big-little" film and philosophy: two takes on Spielbergian innocence / Gary Arms and Thomas Riley -- The recovery of childhood and the search for the absent father / Michel Le Gall and Charles Taliaferro -- Levinasian ethics of alterity: the face of the other in Spielberg's cinematic language / John W. Wright -- The paradox of fictional belief and its moral implications in Jaws / Christopher R. Trogan and Dean A. Kowalski -- A.I.: Artificial Intelligence and the tragic sense of life / Timothy Dunn -- pt. 2. Values, virtue, and justice. -- What is wrong with cloning a dinosaur? Jurassic Park and nature as a source of moral authority / James H. Spence -- Is Oskar Schindler a good man? / Roger P. Ebertz -- A Spielbergian ethics of the family in Saving Private Ryan and The Color Purple / Robert R. Clewis -- Human rights, human nature, and Amistad / David Baggett and Mark W. Foreman -- Terrorism, counterterrorism, and "The story of what happens next" in Munich / Joseph J. Foy -- pt. 3. Realism, mind and metaphysics. -- Spielberg and cinematic realism / Keith Dromm -- A.I.: Artificial Intelligence: artistic indulgence or advanced inquiry? / V. Alan White -- Minority Report, Molinism, and the viability of Precrime / Dean A. Kowalski -- Appendix: Discussing five Spielberg films
Control code
212844704
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 274 pages
Isbn
9780813125275
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008026318
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)212844704

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