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Manga and Philosophy: Fullmetal Metaphysician

Manga and Philosophy: Fullmetal Metaphysician (Paperback)

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Arguably the most important pop-culture import from the East to the West, manga is a phenomenon that can no longer be ignored. Yet just as much as it is a source of visual splendor and riveting storylines, manga  the herald of the exotic and uber-hip  stimulates intense philosophical interest. Drawing from Japanese art traditions, influenced by the impact of World War II, and a significant player in cross-cultural exchange, manga has rapidly become a literary force worldwide. Readers of all ages eagerly await the next installment of their favorite manga series and delight in discovering new titles. Manga and Philosophy joins the lively discussion about manga by examining some of its major forms (lolicon to shonen to shojo), best titles (Death Note to Space Battleship Yamato to Gunslinger Girl), and the cultural factors surrounding it. Can demons be good? Is it morally wrong to sexualize schoolgirls? What do giant robots teach us about the ethics of war? All of these questions and more are dealt with professionally and accessibly, making Manga and Philosophy all but indispensable for fans and scholars alike.

Architecture & DesignDesign & DesignersIllustration & commercial artArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryArt, Fashion & PhotographyArt monographs, history & theoryIllustration & commercial artPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPopular philosophy Publisher: Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S. Publication Date: 13/07/2010 ISBN-13: 9780812696790  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Professor Josef Steiff is Associate Chair of the Film and Video Department at Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Independent Filmmaking (2005) and the co-editor of Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy (2008) and Anime and Philosophy (2009). Dr. Adam Barkman is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Yonsei University in South Korea. He is the author of C. S. Lewis and Philosophy as a Way of Life (2009).

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