Description - Bioshock and Philosophy by Luke Cuddy
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
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Author Biography - Luke Cuddy
Luke Cuddy is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, CA. He edited The Legend of Zelda and Philosophy, World of Warcraft and Philosophy, and HALO and Philosophy. An avid guitar player as well as gamer, he continues to annoy his friends with impromptu performances of "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?.
William Irwin (series editor) is Professor of Philosophy at King?s College, USA. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books as co-editor of the bestselling The Simpsons and Philosophy and has overseen titles including House and Philosophy, Batman and Philosophy, and Veronica Mars and Philosophy.
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