Monday, July 26, 2010

Twilight and Philosophy: Vampires, Vegetarians, and the Pursuit of Immortality

You’ve read the books, seen the movies, and perhaps stayed up all night debating the dark moral issues presented in Stephenie Meyer’s world of the undead. Ponder no more.

Hoboken, NJ - infoZine - From Taoism to mind reading to the place of God in a world of vampires, Twilight and Philosophy: Vampires, Vegetarians, and the Pursuit of Immortality is the first book to examine the moral and philosophical dilemmas in the bestselling Twilight series. Some of the questions this book explores include:

•What do the struggles of Edward and his family of "vegetarian" vampires to control their biological urge for human blood say about free will?

•Are vampires morally absolved if they kill only animals and not people?

•Why does Plato think that Bella should choose Jacob, a werewolf and rival for her affections?

•Is Jacob “better” for Bella than Edward?

•Should Edward use his natural ability to read minds?

•From a feminist perspective, can Edward be a romantic hero or is he just a stalker?

As absorbing as the Meyer novels themselves, TWILIGHT AND PHILOSOPHY gives readers a new perspective on Twilight characters, storylines, and themes and gives fans a fresh insight into the bestselling novels and blockbuster films.

Series editor William Irwin is Professor of Philosophy at King's College. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the bestselling The Simpsons and Philosophy and has overseen recent titles including Batman and Philosophy, House and Philosophy, and Watchmen and Philosophy.

You can purchase this on Amazon HERE

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