The philosophy of science fiction film

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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, ethical perspectives, and metaphysical views.

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table_of_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.
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