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By George A. Dunn

James Cameron’s significantly acclaimed motion picture Avatar used to be nominated for 9 Academy Awards and acquired numerous accolades for its breath-taking visuals and use of 3D expertise. yet past its cinematic splendour, can Avatar additionally provide us insights into company ethics, empathy, incapacity, and the connection among brain and physique? Can researching the Na’vi, an alien species, amplify our imaginative and prescient and aid us to “see” either our international and ourselves in new ways?

Avatar and Philosophy is a revealing trip throughout the global of Pandora and the massive diversity of  philosophical subject matters raised by means of James Cameron’s groundbreaking film

  • Explores philosophical matters similar to faith, morality, aesthetics, empathy, identification, the connection of brain and physique, environmental and company ethics, expertise, and simply conflict theory
  • Examines quite a lot of themes from the blockbuster motion picture, together with attitudes towards nature, our tasks to nonhuman species, colonialism, incapacity, and communitarian ethics
  • Written via an esteemed team of philosophers who're avid lovers of Avatar themselves
  • Explains philosophical strategies in an stress-free and obtainable demeanour that would entice all degrees of readers
  • With a brand new trilogy of sequels now introduced, this is often the suitable access element for realizing the realm of Pandora for fanatics and newbies alike

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