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Dunn, George A.

Avatar and Philosophy: Learning to See

Dunn, George A. - Avatar and Philosophy: Learning to See, ebook

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James Cameron’s critically acclaimed movie Avatar was nominated for nine Academy Awards and received countless accolades for its breath-taking visuals and use of 3D technology. But beyond its cinematic splendour, can Avatar also offer us insights into business ethics, empathy, disability, and the relationship between mind and body? Can getting to know the Na’vi, an alien species, enlarge our vision and help us to “see” both our world and ourselves in new ways?

Avatar and Philosophy is a revealing journey through the world of Pandora and the huge range of  philosophical themes raised by James Cameron’s groundbreaking film

  • Explores philosophical issues such as religion, morality, aesthetics, empathy, identity, the relationship of mind and body, environmental and business ethics, technology, and just war theory
  • Examines a wide range of topics from the blockbuster movie, including attitudes toward nature, our responsibilities to nonhuman species, colonialism, disability, and communitarian ethics
  • Written by an esteemed group of philosophers who are avid fans of Avatar themselves
  • Explains philosophical concepts in an enjoyable and accessible manner that will appeal to all levels of readers
  • With a new trilogy of sequels now announced, this is the ideal entry point for understanding the world of Pandora for fans and newcomers alike

Keywords: General Philosophy

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Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2014
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series
Page amount
272 pages
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118886762
Printed ISBN
9780470940310

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