Quentin Tarantino and Philosophy
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Quentin Tarantino and Philosophy (Popular Culture and Philosophy #29)

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The films of Quentin Tarantino are ripe for philosophical speculation, raising compelling questions about justice and ethics, violence and aggression, the nature of causality, and the flow of time. In this witty collection of articles, no subject is too taboo for the writers to tackle. From an aesthetic meditation on the use of spraying blood in Kill Bill to the conundrum...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published November 28th 2007 by Open Court (first published October 1st 2007)
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This being my second foray into the Pop Culture and Philosophy series, I was mesmerized by the simple and eloquent way these scholars are able to present what I used to think was beyond my realm of understanding. These books about films or videogames or sensations that we are bombarded with everyday in colloquial discussion or unrelenting marketing are the perfect source for figuring out what philosophy you are interested in and what primary texts you think you have the salt to tackle. Tarantino...more
Some of these theses are very informative and gives insight into certain aspects of Quentin Tarantino movies (not only the ones he directed).
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Part 1: "Everybody Be Cool, This Is A Robbery": Aesthetics, Pop, Style

1] Tarantino's Films: What Are They About and What Can We Learn From Them?
2] Stuntman Mike, Simulation, and Sadism in Death Proof
3] Unleashing Nietzsche on the Tragic Infrastructure of Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs

Part 2: "I Bet You're A Big Lee Marvin Fan": Violence, Aggression, Negative Ethics

4] The Moral Lives of Reservoir Dogs
5] Revenge and Mercy in Tarantino: The Lesson of Ezekiel 25:17
6] "I'm a Bad Person" "...more
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too many assumptions for my taste, but surely gives another perspective towards the movies ;)
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Richard V. Greene is a Professor of Philosophy at Weber State University. He is involved with research in metaphysics, the history of modern philosophy, medical ethics, and philosophical topics related to pop culture. He is also the Executive Director of the Society for Skeptical Studies, a philosophical society formed to promote discussion and research on topics related to skepticism.
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