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Twilight and Philosophy


Twilight and Philosophy

Vampires, Vegetarians, and the Pursuit of Immortality
The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, Band 15 1. Aufl.

von: William Irwin, Rebecca Housel, J. Jeremy Wisnewski

14,99 €

Verlag: Wiley
Format: PDF
Veröffentl.: 27.08.2009
ISBN/EAN: 9780470554128
Sprache: englisch
Anzahl Seiten: 272

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twilight and Philosophy <p>What can vampires tell us about the meaning of life?<BR> Is Edward a romantic hero or a dangerous stalker?<BR> Is Bella a feminist? Is Stephenie Meyer?<BR> How does Stephenie Meyer’s Mormonism fit into the fantastical world of <i>Twilight</i>?<BR> Is Jacob “better” for Bella than Edward? <p>The answers to these philosophical questions and more can be found inside <i>Twilight and Philosophy: Vampires, Vegetarians, and the Pursuit of Immortality. </i>With everything from Taoism to mind reading to the place of God in a world of vampires, this book offers some very tasty philosophy for both the living and the undead to sink their teeth into. Whether you’re on Team Edward or Team Jacob, whether you loved or hated <i>Breaking Dawn</i>, this book is for you! <p><b>To learn more about the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, visit www.andphilosophy.com</b>
<p>ACKNOWLEDGMENTS: Supernatural Humans</p> <p>We Can’t Live Without xi</p> <p>Introduction: Undead Wisdom 1</p> <p><b>PART ONE TWILIGHT</b></p> <p>1 You Look Good Enough to Eat: Love, Madness, and the Food Analogy 7<br /><i>George A. Dunn</i></p> <p>2 Dying to Eat: The Vegetarian Ethics of Twilight 25<br /><i>Jean Kazez</i></p> <p>3 Can a Vampire Be a Person? 39<br /><i>Nicolas Michaud</i></p> <p>4 Carlisle: More Compassionate Than a Speeding Bullet? 49<br /><i>Andrew Terjesen and Jenny Terjesen</i></p> <p><b>PART TWO NEW MOON</b></p> <p>5 Vampire-Dämmerung: What Can Twilight Tell Us about God? 63<br /><i>Peter S. Fosl and Eli Fosl</i></p> <p>6 To Bite or Not to Bite: Twilight, Immortality, and the Meaning of Life 79<br /><i>Brendan Shea</i></p> <p>7 Mind Reading and Morality: The Moral Hazards of Being Edward 93<br /><i>Eric Silverman</i></p> <p>8 Love and Authority among Wolves 107<br /><i>Sara Worley</i></p> <p><b>PART THREE ECLIPSE</b></p> <p>9 Bella Swan and Sarah Palin: All the Old Myths Are Not True 121<br /><i>Naomi Zack</i></p> <p>10 Vampire Love: The Second Sex Negotiates the Twenty-first Century 131<br /><i>Bonnie Mann</i></p> <p>11 Edward Cullen and Bella Swan: Byronic and Feminist Heroes . . . or Not 147<br /><i>Abigail E. Myers</i></p> <p>12 Undead Patriarchy and the Possibility of Love 163<br /><i>Leah McClimans and J. Jeremy Wisnewski</i></p> <p>13 The “Real” Danger: Fact vs. Fiction for the Girl Audience 177<br /><i>Rebecca Housel</i></p> <p><b>PART FOUR BREAKING DAWN</b></p> <p>14 Twilight of an Idol: Our Fatal Attraction to Vampires 193<br /><i>Jennifer L. McMahon</i></p> <p>15 Bella’s Vampire Semiotics 209<br /><i>Dennis Knepp</i></p> <p>16 Space, Time, and Vampire Ontology 219<br /><i>Philip Puszczalowski</i></p> <p>17 For the Strength of Bella? Meyer, Vampires, and Mormonism 227<br /><i>Marc E. Shaw</i></p> <p>18 The Tao of Jacob 237<br /><i>Rebecca Housel</i></p> <p>CONTRIBUTORS: Ladies and Gentlemen, Introducing the Stars of Our Show, Humans, Vampires, and Shape-Shifters Alike 247</p> <p>INDEX: For Those Who Can’t Read Minds 253</p>
<p><b>REBECCA HOUSEL</b> coedited <i>X-Men and Philosophy.</i> A former professor of English and popular culture in western New York, she now serves on editorial advisory boards for the <i>Journal of Popular Culture</i> and the <i>Journal of American Culture.</i> Also an author of middle-grade fiction, she is currently working on a new young adult novel.</p> <p><b>J. JEREMY WISNEWSKI</b> is a professor of philosophy at Hartwick College, the coeditor of <i>X-Men and Philosophy,</i> and the editor of <i>Family Guy and Philosophy and The Office and Philosophy.</i> <p><b>WILLIAM IRWIN</b> is a professor of philosophy at King’s College. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the bestselling <i>The Simpsons and Philosophy</i> and has overseen recent titles, including <i>Batman and Philosophy, House and Philosophy,</i> and <i>Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy.</i>
<p>What can vampires tell us about the meaning of life?<BR> Is Edward a romantic hero or a dangerous stalker?<BR> Is Bella a feminist? Is Stephenie Meyer?<BR> How does Stephenie Meyer’s Mormonism fit into the fantastical world of <i>Twilight</i>?<BR> Is Jacob “better” for Bella than Edward? <p>The answers to these philosophical questions and more can be found inside <i>Twilight and Philosophy: Vampires, Vegetarians, and the Pursuit of Immortality. </i>With everything from Taoism to mind reading to the place of God in a world of vampires, this book offers some very tasty philosophy for both the living and the undead to sink their teeth into. Whether you’re on Team Edward or Team Jacob, whether you loved or hated <i>Breaking Dawn</i>, this book is for you! <p><b>To learn more about the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, visit www.andphilosophy.com</b>

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