Terminator and Philosophy: I'll Be Back, Therefore I Am (Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture #13) (Paperback)

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This is book number 13 in the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series.

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Are cyborgs our friends or our enemies?

Was it morally right for Skynet to nuke us?

Is John Connor free to choose to defend humanity, or not?

Is Judgment Day inevitable?

The Terminator series is one of the most popular sci-fi franchises ever created, captivating millions with its edgy depiction of the struggle of humankind for survival against its own creations. This book draws on some of history's philosophical heavy hitters: Descartes, Kant, Karl Marx, and many more. Nineteen leather-clad chapters target with extreme prejudice the mysteries surrounding intriguing philosophical issues raised by the series, including the morality of terminating other people for the sake of peace, whether we can really use time travel to protect our future resistance leaders in the past, and if Arnold's famous T-101 is a real person or not. You'll say "Hasta la vista, baby" to philosophical confusion as you develop a new appreciation for the complexities of John and Sarah Connor and the battles between Skynet and the human race.

About the Author


RICHARD BROWN is an assistant professor at LaGuardia Community College's Philosophy and Critical Thinking Program in New York City. KEVIN S. DECKER is an assistant professor of philosophy at Eastern Washington University. He coedited Star Wars and Philosophy and Star Trek and Philosophy. WILLIAM IRWIN is a professor of philosophy at King's College. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the bestselling The Simpsons and Philosophy and has overseen recent titles including Batman and Philosophy, House and Philosophy, and Alice in Wonderland and Philosophy. To learn more about the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series, visit www.andphilosophy.com
Product Details
ISBN: 9780470447987
ISBN-10: 0470447982
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: April 20th, 2009
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture