James Bond and Philosophy: Questions Are Forever

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James B. South, Jacob M. Held
Open Court, 30 mar 2012 - 320 páginas
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“Bond. James Bond.” Since Sean Connery first uttered that iconic phrase in Dr. No, more than one quarter of the world’s population has seen a 007 film. Witty and urbane, Bond seduces and kills with equal ease — often, it seems, with equal enthusiasm. This enthusiasm, coupled with his freedom to do what is forbidden to everyone else, evokes fascinating philosophical questions. Here, 15 witty, thought-provoking essays discuss hidden issues in Bond’s world, from his carnal pleasures to his license to kill. Among the lively topics explored are Bond’s relation to existentialism, including his graduation “beyond good and evil”; his objectification of women; the paradox of breaking the law in order to ultimately uphold it like any “stupid policeman”; the personality of 007 in terms of Plato’s moral psychology; and the Hegelian quest for recognition evinced by Bond villains. A reference guide to all the Bond movies rounds out the book’s many pleasures.
 

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How to Live and How to Die
17
James Bond and the Hope for
35
Shaken Not Stirred
49
Appetite Power and Nietzsche
63
A Nietzschean for the Cold
79
Bond as Chivalric Comic Hero
95
Thinking
111
Dont You Men Know Any Other Way? Punishment
139
SECTION IV
155
Heideggers Technology
173
SECTION V
199
The New Millennium Bond and YinYang Chinese
215
James Bond Will Return
229
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James B. South is Associate Professor of Philosophy, Marquette University.

Jacob M. Held is part-time faculty in the Philosophy Department, Marquette University.

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