Zombies, Vampires, and Philosophy: New Life for the Undead

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Open Court, Apr 1, 2010 - Philosophy - 320 pages
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Since 1968's Night of the Living Dead, zombie culture has steadily limped and clawed its way into the center of popular culture. Today, zombies and vampires have taken over TV shows, comic books, cartoons, video games, and movies. Zombies, Vampires, and Philosophy drags the theories of famous philosophers like Socrates and Descartes into the territory of the undead, exploring questions like: Why do vampires and vegetarians share a similar worldview? Why is understanding zombies the key to health care reform? And what does "healthy in mind and body" mean for vampires and zombies? Answers to these questions and more await readers brave enough to make this fun, philosophical foray into the undead.

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George A Reisch
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Persons Bodies and Zombies
Evil and the Ontology of the Undead
Zombies Blade Runner and the MindBody Problem
The Undead and Fundamental
When Theres No More Room in Hell the Dead Will Shop
The Bloody Connection Between Vampires and Vegetarians
Vampires and
The Ethical and Existential Elements
The Political Economy of NonCoercive Vampire Lifestyles
Toward a Political Philosophy of
Sex Death and Revolution in George
The Philosophy of Halloween

Spinoza and the Speed of Undeath
Zombie Gladiators
Should Vampires Be Held Accountable for Their Bloodthirsty
True and Untrue Blood

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About the author (2010)

Richard Greene is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Weber State University. He is co-editor of Popular Culture and Philosophy volumes on the undead and The Sopranos.

K. Silem Mohammad is Assistant Professor English and Writing at Southern Oregon University and co-editor of The Undead and Philosophy.

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