Planet of the Apes and Philosophy



What Makes Humans Different From Other Animals, What Humans Are Entitled To Do To Other Species, Whether Time Travel Is Possible, What Limits Should Be Placed On Science And Technology, The Morality And Practicality Of Genetic Engineering These Are Just Some Of The Philosophical Problems Raised By Planet Of The Apes Planet Of The Apes And Philosophy Looks At All The Deeper Issues Involved In The Planet Of The Apes Stories It Covers The Entire Franchise, From Pierre Boulle S 1963 Novel Monkey Planet To The Successful 2012 Reboot Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes The Chapters Reflect Diverse Points Of View, Philosophical, Religious, And Scientific.The Ethical Relations Of Humans With Animals Are Explored In Several Chapters, With Entertaining And Incisive Observations On Animal Intelligence, Animal Rights, And Human Animal Interaction Genetic Engineering Is Changing Humans, Animals, And Plants, Raising New Questions About The Morality Of Such Interventions The Scientific Recognition That Humans And Chimps Share 99 Percent Of Their Genes Makes A Future In Which Non Human Animals Acquire Greater Importance A Distinct Possibility Planet Of The Apes Is The Most Resonant Of All Scientific Apocalypse Myths.Planet of the Apes and Philosophy

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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Planet of the Apes and Philosophy
  • John Huss
  • English
  • 11 January 2017
  • 9780812698220

10 thoughts on “Planet of the Apes and Philosophy

  1. says:

    The first thing most people think of when thinking About Planet of the Apes is Charlton Heston s celebrated overacting as Taylor saying, Take your stinking paws off me, you damn dirty ape , but after reading this entertaining and thought provoking book, Planet of the Apes and Philosophy Great Apes Think Alike edited by John Huss , part of the Popular Culture and Philosophy series from Open Court, I realize that either I don t think enough about Planet of the Apes or these philosophers think about it way too much.While I enjoyed all these cool essays on how Planet of the Apes pertains to war, peace, love, hate, prejudice, revolution, evolution, genetic engineering, time space paradoxes, insanity, identity, the environment, our inability to learn from the past, not looking toward the future, what made me think most was about our ability as humans to speak.Humans talk We talk a lot We talk about important things And a lot about trivial things.We tell truths, lies, we tell people what they want to hear and sometimes we tell them only what we think they need to know.We laugh, we scream, we whisper, we sing, we hum We re low talkers, high talkers, close talkers, mumblers We feel our ...

  2. says:

    This is an excellent collection of essays for anyone who likes philosophy that thinks outside the box and inside the world we live in One thing we don t need any of is another inscrutable scholarly book on Heidegger s concept of Dasien or another on Descartes concept of Being or yet another that attempts to extract what little meaning can be found in Nietzsche s Zarathustra It is therefore refreshing to see philosophers travel in a path first blazed by Stanley Cavell who deployed plain language philosophy to untangle and retangle fascinating philosophical conundrums brought on by the classic Hollywood marriage comedies Cavell showed the power of philosophical thinking when deployed on common things like movies, and his writing in turn dignified the movies he wrote about.In this book, editor John Huss and a stellar cast of contemporary philosophers parse out the many philosophical issues brought about in thinking of the movie Planet of the Apes Like Cavell, the authors of this collection show that a movie of high entertainment and deep pop culture status is able to evoke through metaphor and powerful storytelling a range of unsettling issues brought on by interspecies love warfare between species, resemblance and the resultant identity c...

  3. says:

    Admittedly, as a non philosopher two pages into Nietzsche and I m dozing I was a little bit wary of this book, but dissecting the philosophical undertones of Planet of the Apes movies, which are some of the smartest and strangest at times, campiest I see you, Escape from the Planet of the Apes of the 20th century was intriguing What I was worried could be a plodding foray into existentialist murk turned out to be a very accessible collection of essays written by interesting, funny, insightful philosophers You can almost picture some of them sitting at their computers, mulling over these essays with a beer in hand, because they re colloquial and fun It s a nice way to structure the book you could read it cover to cover, or skip around It s divided into nine thematic sections, and my favorite was III Ape Equality should human int...

  4. says:

    A brilliant addition to the Pop Culture and Philosophy series, Planet of the Apes and Philosophy Great Apes Think Alike is a smart and sophisticated look at some of the sociopolitical and scientific issues that arise in the Planet of the Apes film series Editor John Huss does an impressive job at organizing the essays and at providing a mixture of both pop psychology and deep intellectual discussions Additionally, the authors do a good job at...

  5. says:

    John Huss, SM 96, PhD 04EditorFrom the editor An All Star lineup of philosophers chime in on issues raised by the Planet of the Apes films If you are a Planet of the Apes fan, you ll love this book.

  6. says:

    Loved this book, many thought provoking essays about one of my most favorite franchises since childhood.

  7. says:

    A planet where apes evolved from men There s got to be an answer Don t look for it, Taylor You may not like what you find

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