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Books on philosophy and beauty, art, narrative, or metaphor

I'm well-read but pretty uneducated when it comes to philosophy, aside from having a working knowledge of the Post-Structuralists. I'm looking for philosophical books (it doesn't matter it they're canonical or not--I have not read most of the canon, but I also haven't read a lot of related books) that explore one or more of these areas: beauty, art, or narratives. (I just started Lyotard tonight, so no need to suggest him.) [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe on Jul 30, 2013 - 13 answers

Building better worlds ... for real?

Real-world inspirations for the Peter Weyland character from Prometheus? [more inside]
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Mar 19, 2012 - 14 answers

Zombie Political Science

Once upon a time on the Blue, I remember reading an article that went into great analytical detail about the social significance of slow versus fast zombies, even citing philosophers like Hume to make its point. However, I can't find the article for the life of me! Help me, MeFites!
posted by whimsicalnymph on May 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Ivory Tower to Silver Screen

Who are some film directors, screenwriters, and TV showrunners who went to grad school in the humanities, or taught in humanities departments before going into show business? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Apr 7, 2011 - 16 answers

Books/Films (other media) on Why Life and Everything Matters

Please suggest media (books, films, other types) that might help me construct a non-religious, "Why all of life and existence matters" narrative. [more inside]
posted by GnomeChompsky on Sep 6, 2010 - 26 answers

The Ethics of Horror

Where I can find resources inquiring into the ethics of horror films? [more inside]
posted by ageispolis on Oct 16, 2009 - 8 answers

Jungian literary criticism

Help me find examples of literary criticism adopting the Jungian idea that all the characters are aspects of the same person. [more inside]
posted by leibniz on Aug 29, 2008 - 22 answers

Lawful Evil Movie Scenes?

Video clips that demonstrate the difference between rules and morals/ethics? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Sep 22, 2007 - 10 answers

Mind Eraser

I'm looking for book or movie characters and/or plots that follow this particular scenario: A prisoner or potential rescue victim are told that salvation (being broken out, being rescued) can come only if the person agrees to have all prior memories and events that make up their personalities wiped out, leaving only a blank, but functioning, 'consciousness.' Any ideas? Specific quotes?
posted by slow, man on Oct 4, 2005 - 21 answers

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