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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
Jason
Some of these theses are very informative and gives insight into certain aspects of Quentin Tarantino movies (not only the ones he directed).
Ivan Castellucci
Uno come me, un tarantiniano convinto, uno che ha sempre sostenuto che nei film di Tarantino ci fosse qualcosa di più del semplice intrattenimento, non poteva perdersi un titolo del genere.
Ed infatti non me lo sono perso.
Di norma questi libri sono delusioni, ma questo non è il caso.

La mia recensione sul mio blog : http://lifetalesofivanc.blogspot.it/2...
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Ronit Jadhav
I'm a huge fan of Tarantino. I idolise his work and adore his films. This book was a treat to read.
pomet
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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