Bioshock and Philosophy : Irrational Game, Rational Book
by Luke Cuddy and William Irwin


Overview - Considered a sign of the 'coming of age' of video gamesas an artistic medium, the award-winning BioShock franchise coversvast philosophical ground. BioShock and Philosophy: IrrationalGame, Rational Book presents expert reflections byphilosophers (and Bioshock connoisseurs) on this criticallyacclaimed and immersive fan-favorite.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Considered a sign of the 'coming of age' of video gamesas an artistic medium, the award-winning BioShock franchise coversvast philosophical ground. BioShock and Philosophy: IrrationalGame, Rational Book presents expert reflections byphilosophers (and Bioshock connoisseurs) on this criticallyacclaimed and immersive fan-favorite.

  • Reveals the philosophical questions raised through the artisticcomplexity, compelling characters and absorbing plots of thisground-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, freewill, morality, feminism, transworld individuality, and vendingmachines in the dystopian society of Rapture
  • Considers visionary game developer Ken Levine's depictionof Ayn Rand's philosophy, as well as the theories ofAristotle, de Beauvoir, Dewey, Leibniz, Marx, Plato, and othersfrom the Hall of Philosophical Heroes

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781118915868
  • ISBN-10: 1118915860
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
  • Publish Date: June 2015
  • Page Count: 192
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.55 pounds

Series: Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture

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