Fight Club

Fight Club

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by Thomas E. Wartenberg
     
 

Released in 1999, Fight Club is David Fincher’s popular adaption of Chuck Palahniuk’s cult novel, and one of the most philosophically rich films of recent years. This is the first book to explore the varied philosophical aspects of the film. Beginning with an introduction by the editor that places the film and essays in context, each chapter

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Released in 1999, Fight Club is David Fincher’s popular adaption of Chuck Palahniuk’s cult novel, and one of the most philosophically rich films of recent years. This is the first book to explore the varied philosophical aspects of the film. Beginning with an introduction by the editor that places the film and essays in context, each chapter explores a central theme of Fight Club from a philosophical perspective. Topics discussed include:

  • Fight Club, Plato’s cave and Descartes’ cogito
  • moral disintegration
  • identity, gender and masculinity
  • visuals and narration.

Including annotated further reading at the end of each chapter, Fight Club is essential reading for anyone interested in the film, as well as those studying philosophy and film studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415781886
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/05/2011
Series:
Philosophers on Film Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
0.55(w) x 0.85(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Thomas E. Wartenberg 2. Have I Been Understood? – Dionysus vs. Ikea-Boy Murray Skees 3. Trying to be a Man in a Leveled-Down World Charles Guignon 4. There’s Something About Marla: Fight Club and the Engendering of Self-Respect Cynthia A. Stark 5. Unraveling the Twists of Fight Club George M. Wilson and Sam Shpall 6. Cogito Ergo Film: Plato, Descartes and Fight Club Nancy Bauer 7. Fight Club as Romantic Comedy Ben Caplan. Index

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