Cowboy Metaphysics: Ethics and Death in Westerns - Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy (Paperback)
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Cowboy Metaphysics: Ethics and Death in Westerns - Studies in Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy (Paperback)

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Paperback 192 Pages / Published: 23/10/1997
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For many of us, the image of the cowboy hero facing off against the villain dominates our memories of the movies. Peter French examines the world of the western, one in which death is annihilation, the culmination of life, and there is nothing else. In that world he finds alternatives to Judeo-Christian traditions that dominate our ethical theories, alternatives that also attack the views of the most prominent ethicists of the past three centuries. More than just a meditation on the portrayal of the good, the bad, and the ugly on the big screen, French's work identifies an attitude toward life that he claims is one of the most distinctive and enduring elements of American culture.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847686711
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 290 g
Dimensions: 229 x 151 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Imaginative and careful. The easy reading and close attention to theoretical nuance recommend this book to a variety of audiences. -- Brannon Wheeler, University of Washington * Religious Studies Review *
An important book. . . . I am looking forward to Peter French's subsequent work. I hope it will be as thought provoking and interesting as Cowboy Metaphysics, a book I recommend for undergraduate classes in ethics and film. -- Joe Givvin, Mount Mercy College * APA Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy *
French does a skillfully illustrated and philosphically sophisticated job. This is a book about which you should give a damn. -- J.H. Baker, Albright College * CHOICE, November 1998 *

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