Alien and Philosophy: I Infest, Therefore I Am presents a philosophical exploration of the world of Alien, the simultaneously horrifying and thought-provoking sci-fi horror masterpiece, and the film franchise it spawned.The first book dedicated to exploring the philosophy raised by one of the most successful and influential sci-fi franchises of modern timesFeatures contributions from an acclaimed team of scholars of philosophy and pop culture, led by highly experienced volume editorsExplores a huge range of topics that include the philosophy of fear, Just Wars, bio-weaponry, feminism and matriarchs, perfect killers, contagion, violation, employee rights and Artificial IntelligenceIncludes coverage of H.R. Giger s aesthetics, the literary influences of H.P. Lovecraft, sci-fi and the legacy of Vietnam, and much more!
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 356 g
Dimensions: 228 x 155 x 13 mm
The world of the Alien movie franchise is rich with moral dilemmas and societal implications and the new book Alien and Philosophy explores most, if not all, of them with an engaging combination of humor, history, philosophical concepts, and questions left unanswered. - M.B. Sutherland, Apex Magazine, September 2017.
Alien and Philosophy will please readers who already give deep consideration to the rights that John Locke might have thought natural for a species which has acid for blood, and who wonder at length if Sigmund Freud would dare to use psychoanalysis if confronted with a synthetic person that obsesses about Lawrence of Arabia. If you enjoyed the film Alien and its sequels then you may want to dive into these scholarly essays, using them to further your intellectual curiosity. Ray Blank, Sci Phi Journal, August 2017.
If you know nothing about philosophy but you enjoyed the Alien movies, would Alien and Philosophy be a good place to start? Yes . - D C White, Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, September 2017
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