Steven Spielberg and philosophy we're gonna need a bigger book / edited by Dean A. Kowalski.

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Corporate Author: ProQuest (Firm)
Other Authors: Kowalski, Dean A.
Format: Electronic eBook
Published: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2008.
Series:Philosophy of popular culture.
Table of Contents:
  • pt. 1. Philosophy, the filmmaker, and the human condition.
  • The "big-little" film and philosophy: two takes on Spielbergian innocence / Gary Arms and Thomas Riley
  • The recovery of childhood and the search for the absent father / Michel Le Gall and Charles Taliaferro
  • Levinasian ethics of alterity: the face of the other in Spielberg's cinematic language / John W. Wright
  • The paradox of fictional belief and its moral implications in Jaws / Christopher R. Trogan and Dean A. Kowalski
  • A.I.: Artificial Intelligence and the tragic sense of life / Timothy Dunn
  • pt. 2. Values, virtue, and justice.
  • What is wrong with cloning a dinosaur? Jurassic Park and nature as a source of moral authority / James H. Spence
  • Is Oskar Schindler a good man? / Roger P. Ebertz
  • A Spielbergian ethics of the family in Saving Private Ryan and The Color Purple / Robert R. Clewis
  • Human rights, human nature, and Amistad / David Baggett and Mark W. Foreman
  • Terrorism, counterterrorism, and "The story of what happens next" in Munich / Joseph J. Foy
  • pt. 3. Realism, mind and metaphysics.
  • Spielberg and cinematic realism / Keith Dromm
  • A.I.: Artificial Intelligence: artistic indulgence or advanced inquiry? / V. Alan White
  • Minority Report, Molinism, and the viability of Precrime / Dean A. Kowalski
  • Appendix: Discussing five Spielberg films.