By James B. South, Jacob M. Held
James Bond and Philosophy: Questions Are Forever
“Bond. James Bond.” seeing that Sean Connery first uttered that iconic word in Dr. No, multiple area of the world’s inhabitants has visible a 007 movie. Witty and urbane, Bond seduces and kills with equivalent ease — frequently, it kind of feels, with equivalent enthusiasm. This enthusiasm, coupled together with his freedom to do what's forbidden to everybody else, inspires attention-grabbing philosophical questions. the following, 15 witty, thought-provoking essays talk about hidden concerns in Bond’s global, from his carnal pleasures to his license to kill. one of the energetic issues explored are Bond’s relation to existentialism, together with his commencement “beyond reliable and evil”; his objectification of girls; the ambiguity of breaking the legislations so as to eventually uphold it like all “stupid policeman”; the character of 007 when it comes to Plato’s ethical psychology; and the Hegelian quest for reputation evinced by means of Bond villains. A reference advisor to all of the Bond videos rounds out the book’s many pleasures.
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