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Cuddy, Luke

BioShock and Philosophy: Irrational Game, Rational Book

Cuddy, Luke - BioShock and Philosophy: Irrational Game, Rational Book, ebook

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Considered a sign of the ‘coming of age’ of video games as an artistic medium, the award-winning BioShock franchise covers vast philosophical ground. BioShock and Philosophy: Irrational Game, Rational Bookpresents expert reflections by philosophers (and Bioshock connoisseurs) on this critically acclaimed and immersive fan-favorite.

  • Reveals the philosophical questions raised through the artistic complexity, compelling characters and absorbing plots of this ground-breaking first-person shooter (FPS)
  • Explores what BioShock teaches the gamer about gaming, and the aesthetics of video game storytelling
  • Addresses a wide array of topics including Marxism, propaganda, human enhancement technologies, political decision-making, free will, morality, feminism, transworld individuality, and vending machines in the dystopian society of Rapture
  • Considers visionary game developer Ken Levine’s depiction of Ayn Rand’s philosophy, as well as the theories of Aristotle, de Beauvoir, Dewey, Leibniz, Marx, Plato, and others from the Hall of Philosophical Heroes

Keywords: BioShock, video games, philosophy, Ayn Rand, Objectivism, BioShock, video games, philosophy, Ayn Rand, Objectivism, BioShock, video games, philosophy, Ayn Rand, Objectivism, General Philosophy

Editor
 
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2015
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series
Page amount
192 pages
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118915882
Printed ISBN
9781118915868

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