World of Warcraft and Philosophy

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Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most popular MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) in videogame history, World of Warcraft is everywhere — from episodes of South Park and The Simpsons, to online series like Watch the Guild, accolades and awards from game critics, and prime-time commercials with Mr. T. Inevitably, such a cultural phenomenon triggers deeper questions. When does an assumed identity become real? Does the Corrupted Blood epidemic warn us of future public ...

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World of Warcraft and Philosophy: Wrath of the Philosopher King

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Overview

Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most popular MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) in videogame history, World of Warcraft is everywhere — from episodes of South Park and The Simpsons, to online series like Watch the Guild, accolades and awards from game critics, and prime-time commercials with Mr. T. Inevitably, such a cultural phenomenon triggers deeper questions. When does an assumed identity become real? Does the Corrupted Blood epidemic warn us of future public health catastrophes? What are the dangers when real life is invaded by events in the game? What can our own world learn from Azeroth’s blend of primitivism and high-tech? In these lively essays, a specially commissioned guild of philosophers, including Yara Mitsuishi, Monica Evans, Tim Christopher, and Anna Janssen, tackles these and other complex questions arising from WoW.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780812696738
  • Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 11/1/2009
  • Series: Popular Culture and Philosophy
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 950,306
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Posted May 17, 2011

    Michelle

    I loved this. But as a member of the Horde, I wish there were more references to our leaders and not so many to the Alliance. I guess its because they are so ethically messed up :P

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    Solid read

    I read this in paperback but the sample looks like it translated well. This book was a fun combo of Warcraft and philosophy. I am a big fan of the pop philosophy series in general and recommend them to those who seek fun in philosophy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 13, 2011

    Interesting so far...

    I've only read through the sample but it seems well written with some good ethics qustions. i will say the sample is 21 pages long but the book doesnt star till around page 15, so i didnt get to read much of a sample.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    Why does this exist?

    If you waste your time reading this, you need to learn there's a line between "WoW is just a game (which it is)" and "WoW is real life (which it isn't).

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2012

    How come

    I bought this but stilll all i can see is the sample.


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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    Good trash

    Peniscolada

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    ghh

    jkj

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