The Undead and Philosophy - By Richard Greene, K. Silem Mohammad

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The Undead and Philosophy


Chicken Soup for the Soulless (Popular Culture and Philosophy Series), Vol. 22

Written by: Richard Greene, K. Silem Mohammad
Category: Non Fiction, Philosophy

Book Details:

ISBN 10: 0812696018
ISBN 13: 9780812696011
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 261
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
Date Published: September 2006
Language: English
Edition: 1st


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Synopsis:

Though Bram Stoker coined the term, the undead have stalked the human imagination for eons, appearing in the myths and legends of nearly all cultures. The concept of people, or unpeople, interacting with others while devoid of humanity provides a wealth of material for philosophical speculation. Encompassing George Romero's radiation-spawned Living Dead, the "infected" of 28 Days Later, as well as more traditional zombies and vampires, the essays in The Undead and Philosophy ponder questions such as: Is it cool to be undead, or does it totally suck? Is a zombie simply someone with a brain but without a mind? Are some of the people around us undead, and how could we tell? Can the undead be held responsible for what they do? Is it always morally OK to kill the undead? Served up in a witty, entertaining style, these and other provocative questions present philosophical arguments in terms accessible to all readers.

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