Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Blade Runner - Philosophers on Film (Paperback)
  • Blade Runner - Philosophers on Film (Paperback)
zoom

Blade Runner - Philosophers on Film (Paperback)

(editor), (editor)
£28.99
Paperback 158 Pages / Published: 14/04/2015
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket

Ridley Scott's Blade Runner is widely regarded as a "masterpiece of modern cinema" and is regularly ranked as one of the great films of all time. Set in a dystopian future where the line between human beings and `replicants' is blurred, the film raises a host of philosophical questions about what it is to be human, the possibility of moral agency and freedom in `created' life forms, and the capacity of cinema to make a genuine contribution to our engagement with these kinds of questions.

This volume of specially commissioned chapters systematically explores and addresses these issues from a philosophical point of view. Beginning with a helpful introduction, the seven chapters examine the following questions:

How is the theme of death explored in Blade Runner and with what implications for our understanding of the human condition?What can we learn about the relationship between emotion and reason from the depiction of the `replicants' in Blade Runner?How are memory, empathy, and moral agency related in Blade Runner?How does the style and `mood' of Blade Runner bear upon its thematic and philosophical significance?Is Blade Runner a meditation on the nature of film itself?

Including a brief biography of the director and a detailed list of references to other writings on the film, Blade Runner is essential reading for students - indeed anyone - interested in philosophy and film studies.

Contributors: Colin Allen, Peter Atterton, Amy Coplan, David Davies, Berys Gaut, Stephen Mulhall, C. D. C. Reeve.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9780415485852
Number of pages: 158
Weight: 227 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm

You may also be interested in...

Meditations
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
I Am Dynamite!
Added to basket
£25.00   £22.99
Hardback
National Populism
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Utopia for Realists
Added to basket
A Little History of Philosophy
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Order of Time
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Big Ideas for Curious Minds
Added to basket
Japonisme
Added to basket
Future Politics
Added to basket
£20.00
Hardback
How the World Thinks
Added to basket
£20.00   £18.00
Hardback
The Little Book of Ikigai
Added to basket
The Daily Stoic
Added to basket
£10.99   £7.99
Paperback
How to Own the Room
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
Silence
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Enlightenment Now
Added to basket
£25.00   £22.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.