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A philosophical look at the movie Inception and itsbrilliant metaphysical puzzles Is the top still spinning? Was it all a dream? In the world ofChristopher Nolan's four-time Academy Award-winning movie, peoplecan share one another's dreams and alter their beliefs andthoughts. Inception is a metaphysical heist film that raisesmore questions than it answers: Can we know what is real? Can yoube held morally responsible for what you do in dreams? What is thenature of dreams, and what do they tell us about the boundaries of"self" and "other"? From Plato to Aristotle and from Descartes toHume, Inception and Philosophy draws from importantphilosophical minds to shed new light on the movie's captivatingthemes, including the one that everyone talks about: did the topfall down (and does it even matter)? * Explores the movie's key questions and themes, including how wecan tell if we're dreaming or awake, how to make sense of aparadox, and whether or not inception is possible * Gives new insights into the nature of free will, time, dreams,and the unconscious mind * Discusses different interpretations of the film, and whether ornot philosophy can help shed light on which is the "right one" * Deepens your understanding of the movie's multi-layered plotand dream-infiltrating characters, including Dom Cobb, Arthur, Mal,Ariadne, Eames, Saito, and Yusuf An essential companion for every dedicated Inception fan, thisbook will enrich your experience of the Inception universeand its complex dreamscape.
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DAVID KYLE JOHNSON is assistant professor of philosophy at King's College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and the editor of Heroes and Philosophy. WILLIAM IRWIN is a professor of philosophy at King's College. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the bestselling The Simpsons and Philosophy and has overseen recent titles, including House and Philosophy, Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy, and Mad Men and Philosophy. To learn more about the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, visit www.andphilosophy.com

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Erscheinungsdatum
14.10.2011
Ausgabe
eBook
ISBN
9781118168912
Sprache
English
Seiten
400
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