Katniss Everdeen is "the girl who was on fire," but she is alsothe girl who made us think, dream, question authority, and rebel.The post-apocalyptic world of Panem's twelve districts is a dividedsociety on the brink of war and struggling to survive, while theCapitol lives in the lap of luxury and pure contentment. At everyturn in the Hunger Games trilogy, Katniss, Peeta, Gale, and theirmany allies wrestle with harrowing choices and ethical dilemmasthat push them to the brink. Is it okay for Katniss to break thelaw to ensure her family's survival? Do ordinary moral rules applyin the Arena? Can the world of The Hunger Games shine alight into the dark corners of our world? Why do we often enjoywatching others suffer? How can we distinguish between what's Realand Not Real? This book draws on some of history's most engagingphilosophical thinkers to take you deeper into the story and itsthemes, such as sacrifice, altruism, moral choice, and gender.Gives you new insights into the Hunger Games series and its keycharacters, plot lines, and ideasExamines important themes such as the state of nature, war,celebrity, authenticity, and social classApplies the perspective of some of world's greatest minds, suchas Charles Darwin, Thomas Hobbes, Friedrich Nietzsche, Plato, andImmanuel Kant to the Hunger Games trilogyCovers all three books in the Hunger Games trilogy
An essential companion for Hunger Games fans, this book willtake you deeper into the dystopic world of Panem and into the mindsand motivations of those who occupy it.
Essential reading for fans of the show, this book takes readersdeeper into the Sons of Anarchy Motorcycle Club, the Teller-Morrowfamily, and the ethics that surround their lives andactivities.Provides fascinating moral insights into Sons ofAnarchy, its key characters, plot lines and ideasInvestigates compelling philosophical issues centering onloyalty, duty, the ethics of war, authority, religion and whetherthe ends justify the meansTeaches complex philosophical ideas in a way that’saccessible to the general interest reader in order to inspire themto further reading of the great philosophersAuthors use their deep knowledge of the show to illuminatethemes that are not always apparent even to die-hard fans
Veronica Mars and Philosophy features a thought-provoking collection of essays centered on philosophical issues brought forth in Veronica Mars, the critically acclaimed neo-noir detective series set in the fictional town of Neptune, California. Fans and newcomers alike will gain unique insights into the philosophical make-up of a hit show that tackled both crime and some of the larger mysteries of life.Introduces significant philosophical concepts that arise in the cult TV show, Veronica MarsTackles topics relevant to contemporary youth culture, including trust and friendship, revenge, knowledge and skepticism, race, class, gender, and feminismOffers insights into darker themes explored in the series, which is noted for the complexity and intricate plotting of its storylinesDelves deeply into the psychology of Veronica Mars during her transition from high school to collegeWritten for fans of the television show, philosophy students or readers interested in popular cultureTimed for release with the highly anticipated Veronica Mars feature film
Avatar and Philosophy is a revealing journey through theworld of Pandora and the huge range of philosophical themesraised by James Cameron’s groundbreaking filmExplores philosophical issues such as religion, morality,aesthetics, empathy, identity, the relationship of mind and body,environmental and business ethics, technology, and just wartheoryExamines a wide range of topics from the blockbuster movie,including attitudes toward nature, our responsibilities to nonhumanspecies, colonialism, disability, and communitarian ethicsWritten by an esteemed group of philosophers who are avid fansof Avatar themselvesExplains philosophical concepts in an enjoyable and accessiblemanner that will appeal to all levels of readersWith a new trilogy of sequels now announced, this is the idealentry point for understanding the world of Pandora for fans andnewcomers alike
Teeming with complex, mythical characters in the shape ofvampires, telepaths, shapeshifters, and the like, TrueBlood, the popular HBO series adapted from Charlaine Harris'sbestselling The Southern Vampire Mysteries, has a richcollection of themes to explore, from sex and romance to bigotryand violence to death and immortality. The goings-on in themythical town of Bon Temps, Louisiana, where vampires satiate theirblood lust and openly commingle with ordinary humans, present noshortages of juicy metaphysical morsels to sink your teethinto.
Now True Blood and Philosophy calls on the minds of someof history's great thinkers to perform some philosophicalbloodletting on such topics as Sookie and the metaphysics ofmindreading; Maryann and sacrificial religion; werewolves,shapeshifters and personal identity; vampire politics, evil,desire, and much more.The first book to explore the philosophical issues and themesbehind the True Blood novels and television seriesAdds a new dimension to your understanding of True Bloodcharacters and themesThe perfect companion to the start of the third season on HBOand the release of the second season on DVD
Smart and entertaining, True Blood and Philosophyprovides food—or blood—for thought, and a fun, new wayto look at the series.
Die Helden der Trilogie (Katniss, Peeta und Katniss' Jugendfreund Gale) kämpfen mit schrecklichen Entscheidungen und moralischen Dilemmas - Grund genug, sich vor dem Hintergrund der Philosophie zum Beispiel mit Fragen wie diesen auseinanderzusetzen:
- Sind normale moralische Regeln in der Arena überhaupt gültig?
- Darf Unterhaltung auch gefährlich sein? Und wenn ja, warum kann es uns gefallen, anderen dabei zuzusehen, wie sie leiden?
- Wie können wir zwischen Realität und Fiktion unterscheiden?
- Kann Philosophie Katniss helfen, sich zwischen Peeta und Gale zu entscheiden?
Das vorliegende Buch bedient sich der Lehren der bedeutendsten Philosophen, wie Platon, Aristoteles, Kant, Locke und Darwin, um einen tiefen Blick in die Geschichte und Themen der Bücher und Filme zu werfen: z. B. Opferung, Altruismus, moralische Entscheidungen, soziale Klassen und Geschlecht.