The Resource BioShock and philosophy : irrational game, rational book, edited by Luke Cuddy

BioShock and philosophy : irrational game, rational book, edited by Luke Cuddy

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BioShock and philosophy : irrational game, rational book
Title
BioShock and philosophy
Title remainder
irrational game, rational book
Statement of responsibility
edited by Luke Cuddy
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Editor of compilation
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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"--
  • "Presents expert reflections by philosophers (and connoisseurs) on BioShock, the critically acclaimed and immersive video game"--
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DLC
Dewey number
794.8/1536
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1469.37
LC item number
.B498 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cuddy, Luke
Series statement
Blackwell philosophy and pop culture series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Video games
  • Video games
  • PHILOSOPHY / General
Label
BioShock and philosophy : irrational game, rational book, edited by Luke Cuddy
Link
http://catalogimages.wiley.com/images/db/jimages/9781118915868.jpg
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hacking into this book (introduction) / Luke Cuddy -- Level 1 research bonus : increased wisdom capacity: BioShock's meta-narrative : what BioShock teaches the gamer about gaming / Collin Pointon. The value of art in BioShock : Ayn Rand, emotion, and choice / Jason Rose. SHODAN vs. The Many -- or -- Mind vs. The Body / Robert M. Mentyka. "The cage is somber" : a feminist understanding of Elizabeth / Catlyn Origitano -- Tears, time, and reality: Rapture in a physical world : did Andrew Ryan choose the impossible? / James Cook. Would you kindly bring us the girl and wipe away the debt : free will and moral responsibility in BioShock Infinite / Oliver Laas. BioShock as Plato's cave / Roger Travis. BioShock Infinite and Transworld individuality : identity across space and time / Charles Joshua Horn. Shockingly limited : escaping Columbia's god of necessity / Scott Squires and James McBain. The "Union" and the Sodom below: "The bindings are there as a safeguard" : sovereignty and political decisions in BioShock Infinite / Rick Elmore. Propaganda, lies, and bullshit in BioShock's Rapture / Rachel McKinnon. The Vox Populi group, Marx, and equal rights for all / Tyler DeHaven and Chris Hendrickson -- The Circus of values: Infinite lighthouses, infinite stories : BioShock and the aesthetics of video game storytelling / Laszlo Kajtar. Have you ever been To Rapture? : BioShock as an introduction to phenomenology / Stefan Schevelier. "Evolve today!" : human enhancement technologies in the BioShock universe / Simon Ledder. Vending machine values : buying beauty and morality in BioShock / Michael J. Muniz
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 180 pages
Isbn
9781118915868
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015005402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907092394
  • (OCoLC)ocn907092394
Label
BioShock and philosophy : irrational game, rational book, edited by Luke Cuddy
Link
http://catalogimages.wiley.com/images/db/jimages/9781118915868.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hacking into this book (introduction) / Luke Cuddy -- Level 1 research bonus : increased wisdom capacity: BioShock's meta-narrative : what BioShock teaches the gamer about gaming / Collin Pointon. The value of art in BioShock : Ayn Rand, emotion, and choice / Jason Rose. SHODAN vs. The Many -- or -- Mind vs. The Body / Robert M. Mentyka. "The cage is somber" : a feminist understanding of Elizabeth / Catlyn Origitano -- Tears, time, and reality: Rapture in a physical world : did Andrew Ryan choose the impossible? / James Cook. Would you kindly bring us the girl and wipe away the debt : free will and moral responsibility in BioShock Infinite / Oliver Laas. BioShock as Plato's cave / Roger Travis. BioShock Infinite and Transworld individuality : identity across space and time / Charles Joshua Horn. Shockingly limited : escaping Columbia's god of necessity / Scott Squires and James McBain. The "Union" and the Sodom below: "The bindings are there as a safeguard" : sovereignty and political decisions in BioShock Infinite / Rick Elmore. Propaganda, lies, and bullshit in BioShock's Rapture / Rachel McKinnon. The Vox Populi group, Marx, and equal rights for all / Tyler DeHaven and Chris Hendrickson -- The Circus of values: Infinite lighthouses, infinite stories : BioShock and the aesthetics of video game storytelling / Laszlo Kajtar. Have you ever been To Rapture? : BioShock as an introduction to phenomenology / Stefan Schevelier. "Evolve today!" : human enhancement technologies in the BioShock universe / Simon Ledder. Vending machine values : buying beauty and morality in BioShock / Michael J. Muniz
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
viii, 180 pages
Isbn
9781118915868
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2015005402
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)907092394
  • (OCoLC)ocn907092394

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