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James Camerons critically acclaimed movie Avatar was nominated for nine Academy Awards and received countless accolades for its breath-taking visuals and use of 3D technology. But beyond its cinematic splendour, can Avatar also offer us insights into business ethics, empathy, disability, and the relationship between mind and body? Can getting to know the Navi, an alien species, enlarge our vision and help us to see both our world and ourselves in new ways?
Avatar and Philosophy is a revealing journey through the world of Pandora and the huge range of philosophical themes raised by James Camerons groundbreaking filmExplores philosophical issues such as religion, morality, aesthetics, empathy, identity, the relationship of mind and body, environmental and business ethics, technology, and just war theoryExamines a wide range of topics from the blockbuster movie, including attitudes toward nature, our responsibilities to nonhuman species, colonialism, disability, and communitarian ethicsWritten by an esteemed group of philosophers who are avid fans of Avatar themselvesExplains philosophical concepts in an enjoyable and accessible manner that will appeal to all levels of readersWith a new trilogy of sequels now announced, this is the ideal entry point for understanding the world of Pandora for fans and newcomers alike
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Emilie Frèche, lauréate du Prix Orange du Livre 2013 pour "Deux étrangers"