The Philosophy of Stanley Kubrick

The Philosophy of Stanley Kubrick

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In ""The Philosophy of Stanley Kubrick"", some of our most respected philosophers investigate Kubrick's art to illuminate his unique view of reality. In films like 2001: ""A Space Odyssey"", ""Eyes Wide Shut"", and ""Dr. Strangelove"", Kubrick explores the world honestly, mirroring the vast complexity of the world of philosophy. Dividing the book into sections on war, love, history, and other rich topics, the contributors find ample proof of the philosophical genius of Stanley Kubrick.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 149.9 x 228.6 x 30.5mm | 589.68g
  • Lexington, United States
  • English
  • 081312445X
  • 9780813124452
  • 1,288,796

Table of contents

Understanding the Enemy: The Dialogue of Fear in Kubrick's Fear and Desire and Dr. Strangelove Elizabeth F. Cooke; Chaos, Order, and Morality: Nietzsche's Influence on Full Metal Jacket Mark T. Conard; Existential Ethics: Where the Paths of Glory Lead Jason Holt; Where the Rainbow Ends: Eyes Wide Shut Karen Hoffman; K.O.! Killer's Kiss, the Somatic, and Kubrick Kevin Decker; The Logic of Lolita: Nabokov, Kubrick, and Poe Jerold J. Abrams; Rebel without a Cause: Stanley Kubrick and the Banality of the Good; Patrick Murray and Jeanne Schuler; The Big Score: Fate, Morality, and Meaningful Life in The Killing Steven M. Sanders; Spartacus and the Second Part of the Soul Gordon Braden; The Shape of a Man: The Tragedy of Barry Lyndon Chris Pliatska; The Shining and Postmodern Notions of History Barton Palmer; Nihilism and Freedom in the Films of Stanley Kubrick Daniel Shaw; ""Please Make Me a Real Boy"" - The Prayer of the Artificially Intelligent Jason T. Eberl; Nietzsche's Overman as Posthuman Star Child in Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey Jerold J. Abrams.
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"Offers a provocative, well-written, intelligently argued, and by-and-large persuasive set of essays on Kubrick's films. This volume fills a currently empty niche in the literature on Kubrick and will likely remain of interest to scholarly and general readers for a couple of decades or more." -- Michael Valdez Moses, author of The Novel of Globalization and Culture "x" -Every page of this book expresses admiration for America's most philosophical filmmaker, all the while providing insight into his creative vision.- -- William Irwin, coeditor of More Matrix and Philosophy: Revolutions and Reloade --Offers a provocative, well-written, intelligently argued, and by-and-large persuasive set of essays on Kubrick's films. This volume fills a currently empty niche in the literature on Kubrick and will likely remain of interest to scholarly and general readers for a couple of decades or more.- --Michael Valdez Moses, author of The Novel of Globalization and Culture- -- "Every page of this book expresses admiration for America's most philosophical filmmaker, all the while providing insight into his creative vision." -- William Irwin, coeditor of More Matrix and Philosophy: Revolutions and Reloade ""Offers a provocative, well-written, intelligently argued, and by-and-large persuasive set of essays on Kubrick's films. This volume fills a currently empty niche in the literature on Kubrick and will likely remain of interest to scholarly and general readers for a couple of decades or more." --Michael Valdez Moses, author of The Novel of Globalization and Culture" -- ""Every page of this book expresses admiration for America's most philosophical filmmaker, all the while providing insight into his creative vision." --William Irwin, co-editor of More Matrix and Philosophy: Revolutions and Reloade" -- ""Offers a provocative, well-written, intelligently argued, and by-and-large persuasive set of essays on Kubrick's films. This volume fills a currently empty niche in the literature on Kubrick and will likely remain of interest to scholarly and general readers for a couple of decades or more." --Michael Valdez Moses, author of The Novel of Globalization and Culture" --
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About Jerold J. Abrams

Jerold J. Abrams is assistant professor of philosophy at Creighton University.
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