Bioshock and Philosophy: Irrational Game, Rational Book (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture) (MP3 CD)

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By William Irwin (Contribution by), Alex Knox (Read by), Heather Wynne (Read by)
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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 Book presents 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.


Product Details
ISBN: 9798200207503
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: August 25th, 2020
Language: English
Series: Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture