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Beschreibung

Morality and the Movies presents the ideal introduction to philosophical ethics for film lovers. Dan Shaw uses a series of sixteen popular films, including Hotel Rwanda, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, A Clockwork Orange, Dead Man Walking and Full Metal Jacket, to illustrate all the major ethical theories and key contemporary moral issues. The book provides a brief summary and philosophical interpretation of each film, with reference throughout to primary philosophical sources. A unique pedagogical feature is that each chapter begins with a five-step summary of the theoretical position'in question and a critical evaluation of its strengths and weaknesses through a specific film. Topics covered include:'- divine authority- the social contract- moral relativism- virtue ethics- freedom and determinism- euthanasia- capital punishment- war and terrorism- abortion- business ethics'Ideal for undergraduate students coming to philosophical ethics for the first time, this book utilizes popular film to introduce a central topic in the study of philosophy.

Autorentext

Dan Shaw is Professor of Philosophy and Film at Lock Haven University, USA.



Klappentext

Morality and the Movies presents the ideal introduction to philosophical ethics for film lovers. Dan Shaw uses a series of sixteen popular films, including Hotel Rwanda, Casablanca, Citizen Kane, A Clockwork Orange, Dead Man Walking and Full Metal Jacket, to illustrate all the major ethical theories and key contemporary moral issues. The book provides a brief summary and philosophical interpretation of each film, with reference throughout to primary philosophical sources. A unique pedagogical feature is that each chapter begins with a five-step summary of the theoretical position in question and a critical evaluation of its strengths and weaknesses through a specific film. Topics covered include:


- divine authority

- the social contract

- moral relativism

- virtue ethics

- freedom and determinism

- euthanasia

- capital punishment

- war and terrorism

- abortion

- business ethics


Ideal for undergraduate students coming to philosophical ethics for the first time, this book utilizes popular film to introduce a central topic in the study of philosophy.



Inhalt

Introduction:
Studying Philosophy Through Film \ 1. Submission to God's Will in A Man for All Seasons \ 2. Egoism and
Utilitarianism in Casablanca \ 3. Legal
Conventionalism in The Man Who Shot Liberty
Valence
\ 4. Kant's Man of Good Will and Hotel Rwanda \ 5. Moral Relativism, Perspectivism and Citizen Kane \ 6.Virtue Ethics and Ghost Dog \ 7. Freedom and Determinism in A Clockwork Orange \ 8. Sexual Morality and Kinsey \ 9. Assisted Suicide, Euthanasia and The Sea Inside \ 10. Capital Punishment and Compassion in Dead Man Walking \ 11. The morality and meaning of war in Full Metal Jacket \ 12. Autonomy and
Abortion Rights in The Cider House Rules
\ 13.Gun Control and Bowling for Columbine \ 14. Terrorism
and Counterterrorism in Munich \ 15. Business
Ethics and Wall Street \ 16. Affirmative
Action, Diversity and Remember the Titans
\ Conclusion: How Films can Elucidate
Philosophies, and Vice Versa \ Further Reading \ Index

Produktinformationen

Titel: Morality and the Movies
Untertitel: Reading Ethics Through Film
Autor:
EAN: 9781441190611
ISBN: 978-1-4411-9061-1
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Herausgeber: Bloomsbury Usa
Genre: Philosophie
Anzahl Seiten: 208
Veröffentlichung: 17.05.2012
Jahr: 2012
Untertitel: Englisch