BIOSHOCK AND PHILOSOPHY: IRRATIONAL GAME, RATIONAL BOOK

Luke Cuddy, William Irwin

 

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

 

PUBLICATION DETAILS

LANGUAGE

BINDING

EDITION

ISBN

YEAR

PAGES

English

Paperback

9781118915868

2015

192

English

eBook

N/A

2015

192

 

TAGS


Authors: #LukeCuddy #WilliamIrwin

Publishers: #Wiley (Wiley Publishing Company)

Languages: #English

Format: #Paperback #eBook

Accessibility: #TextToSpeech #ScreenReader #EnhancedTypesetting

Year: #Year2015

Genres: #GameStudies #TheologyMythologyPhilosophy (Theology, Mythology, Philosophy)


Companies:

#2KGames (2K Games, 2K Marin)

#IrrationalGames (Irrational Games)


Public Figures:

N/A


Games:

#Bioshock (Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite)


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