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Ethics Goes to the Movies: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

[Paperback]

by Christopher Falzon

    • Author

      Christopher Falzon

    • Book Format

      Paperback / softback

    • Publisher

      Routledge

    • Published

      January 2019

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      Ethics Goes to the Movies: An Introduction to Moral Philosophy

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      Movies hold a mirror up to us, portraying the complexities of human reality through their characters and stories. And they vividly illustrate moral theories that address questions about how we are to live and what sort of people we ought to be. In this book, Christopher Falzon uses movies to provide a rich survey of moral positions as they have emerged through history. These include the ethics of the ancient world, medieval ethics, Enlightenment and Kantian ethics, existentialist ethics and the ethics of the other. Each theory is explained in detail, using a number of examples from the book's wide selection of movies. The discussion draws on a range of recent and not-so-recent films, from Hollywood blockbusters to art-house cinema.

      Key Features:

      • In addition to covering thinkers one would expect in an introduction to ethics (e.g., Plato, Aristotle, Kant), the book discusses less canonical figures in detail as well (e.g., Marcuse, Foucault, Habermas)
      • Similarly, the book examines both major ethical theories (e.g., Kantianism, Utilitarianism, Virtue Ethics) and theories too often glossed over in introductory texts (e.g. Stoicism, Epicureanism, Habermas's discourse ethics, and Nietzschean ethics)
      • Discusses a wide range of movies, from Hollywood blockbusters and classics, like The Dark Knight, Casablanca, and Dirty Harry to lesser known films, like Force Majeure and Under the Skin
      • Includes at the end of each chapter a focus on two feature films, with a plot summary and interpretations of several key scenes with a time marker indicating when in the film the scenes occur

        A Filmography includes all movies discussed in the book and a Glossary covers key philosophical terms and figures; both with corresponding page numbers

      Specification

      • Author

        Christopher Falzon

      • Book Format

        Paperback / softback

      • Publisher

        Routledge

      • Published

        January 2019

      • Weight

        427g

      • Dimensions

        153 x 229 x 18 mm

      • ISBN

        9781138938205

      • ISBN-10

        1138938203

      • Eden Code

        4777179

      More Information

      • Author/Creator: Christopher Falzon

      • ISBN: 9781138938205

      • Publisher: Routledge

      • Release Date: January 2019

      • Weight: 427g

      • Dimensions: 153 x 229 x 18 mm

      • Eden Code: 4777179


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