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Fifteen witty, thought-provoking essays discuss hidden issues in James Bond's world, from his carnal pleasures to his license to kill. Among the lively topics explored are Bond's relation to existentialism, his objectification of women, and more. A reference guide to all the Bond movies rounds out the book.

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Scholars of philosophy explore the stories and movies of the super-cool English spy from such perspectives as existentialism and death, the character himself, politics and law, knowledge and technology, and multiculturalism and women. Some would call the style informal and witty, other perhaps cloyingly cute. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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“Bond. James Bond.” Since Sean Connery first uttered that iconic phrase in Dr. No, more than one quarter of the worlds population has seen a 007 film. Witty and urbane, Bond seduces and kills with equal ease — often, it seems, with equal enthusiasm. This enthusiasm, coupled with his freedom to do what is forbidden to everyone else, evokes fascinating philosophical questions. Here, 15 witty, thought-provoking essays discuss hidden issues in Bonds world, from his carnal pleasures to his license to kill. Among the lively topics explored are Bonds relation to existentialism, including his graduation “beyond good and evil”; his objectification of women; the paradox of breaking the law in order to ultimately uphold it like any “stupid policeman”; the personality of 007 in terms of Platos moral psychology; and the Hegelian quest for recognition evinced by Bond villains. A reference guide to all the Bond movies rounds out the books many pleasures.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812696073
Author:
South, James B.
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Editor:
South, James B.; Held, Jacob M.
Editor:
Held, Jacob M.
Author:
Held, Jacob M.
Subject:
Philosophy in literature
Subject:
Spy stories, English
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Movements - General
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
PHI031000
Subject:
General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Bond, james (fictitious character)
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Popular Culture and Philosophy
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 12.5 oz

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“Bond. James Bond.” Since Sean Connery first uttered that iconic phrase in Dr. No, more than one quarter of the worlds population has seen a 007 film. Witty and urbane, Bond seduces and kills with equal ease — often, it seems, with equal enthusiasm. This enthusiasm, coupled with his freedom to do what is forbidden to everyone else, evokes fascinating philosophical questions. Here, 15 witty, thought-provoking essays discuss hidden issues in Bonds world, from his carnal pleasures to his license to kill. Among the lively topics explored are Bonds relation to existentialism, including his graduation “beyond good and evil”; his objectification of women; the paradox of breaking the law in order to ultimately uphold it like any “stupid policeman”; the personality of 007 in terms of Platos moral psychology; and the Hegelian quest for recognition evinced by Bond villains. A reference guide to all the Bond movies rounds out the books many pleasures.
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