Plato and Popcorn

Plato and Popcorn

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Many believe there is nothing like seeing a good movie, one that is enjoyable both in itself and for the thought processes it stimulates. From The Usual Suspects and When Harry Met Sally to Gandhi and The Color Purple, this handbook functions as a guide to watching and reflecting upon 75 great films. The author, a philosophy instructor, presents a text designed to lead readers through a series of intellectual gymnastics; to help strengthen critical thinking abilities and to inspire exciting and philosophical thoughts and discussions. qCivil Disobedience, q qDeath, q qFate and Determinism, q qWar, q qSexism and Women's Issues, q qGay Rights, q qThe Greatest Happiness Principle, q qAnxiety and Inauthenticityq and qThe Holocaustq are examples of the 18 different categories into which the films are divided. Each chapter includes the author's introductory comments to be read prior to watching movies along with a section of qQuestions to Ponderq to be considered afterward. Photographs of many movie scenes are included throughout the text.Does the Monroe story answer Warda#39;s question concerning the source of racial hatred? Do racists know ... American. History. X. Director: Tony Kaye; Ai hour, 59 minutes; Ai998 Warning: This film contains some very disturbing scenes of violence.

Title:Plato and Popcorn
Author:William G. Smith
Publisher:McFarland - 2004-05-24


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