Alien and Philosophy: I Infest, Therefore I Am presents a philosophical exploration of the world of Alien, the simultaneously horrifying and thought-provoking sci-fi horror masterpiece, and the film franchise it spawned.
- The first book dedicated to exploring the philosophy raised by one of the most successful and influential sci-fi franchises of modern times
- Features contributions from an acclaimed team of scholars of philosophy and pop culture, led by highly experienced volume editors
- Explores a huge range of topics that include the philosophy of fear, Just Wars, bio-weaponry, feminism and matriarchs, perfect killers, contagion, violation, employee rights and Artificial Intelligence
- Includes coverage of H.R. Giger’s aesthetics, the literary influences of H.P. Lovecraft, sci-fi and the legacy of Vietnam, and much more!
Keywords: Philosophy of horror; philosophy of fear; philosophy and film; philosophy of modern culture; ethics of warfare; ethics of bio-weaponry; corporate; androids; dystopian politics; economics of the future; feminism; artificial intelligence; AI; pop culture; popular culture; film; cinema; horror; science fiction; sci fi; movies; business ethics; James Cameron; Ridley Scott; Sigourney Weaver; Bill Paxton; gender studies; continental philosophy; Übermensch; Karl Marx; Plato, Introductions to Philosophy