The Philosophy of Science Fiction Film

Synopsis

The science fiction genre maintains a remarkable hold on the imagination and enthusiasm of the filmgoing public, captivating large audiences worldwide and garnering ever-larger profits. The Philosophy of Science Fiction Film explores the storylines, conflicts, and themes of fifteen science fiction film classics, from Metropolis to The Matrix. Editor Steven M. Sanders and a group of outstanding scholars in philosophy, film studies, and other fields raise science fiction film criticism to a new level by penetrating the surface of the films to expose the underlying philosophical arguments, ethical perspectives, and metaphysical views.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Steven M. Sanders
  • Deborah Knight
  • George McKnight
  • Shai Biderman
  • Jennifer L. McMahon
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Lexington, KY
Publication year:
  • 2008