Inception and Philosophy
Because It's Never Just a Dream
Is the top still spinning? Was it all a dream? In the world ofChristopher Nolan's four-time Academy Award-winning movie, peoplecan share one another's dreams and alter their beliefs andthoughts. Inception is a metaphysical heist film that raisesmore questions than it answers: Can we know what is real? Can yoube held morally responsible for what you do in dreams? What is thenature of dreams, and what do they tell us about the boundaries of"self" and "other"? From Plato to Aristotle and from Descartes toHume, Inception and Philosophy draws from importantphilosophical minds to shed new light on the movie's captivatingthemes, including the one that everyone talks about: did the topfall down (and does it even matter)?
- Explores the movie's key questions and themes, including how wecan tell if we're dreaming or awake, how to make sense of aparadox, and whether or not inception is possible
- Gives new insights into the nature of free will, time, dreams,and the unconscious mind
- Discusses different interpretations of the film, and whether ornot philosophy can help shed light on which is the "right one"
- Deepens your understanding of the movie's multi-layered plotand dream-infiltrating characters, including Dom Cobb, Arthur, Mal,Ariadne, Eames, Saito, and Yusuf
An essential companion for every dedicated Inception fan, thisbook will enrich your experience of the Inception universeand its complex dreamscape.
384 pages; ISBN 9781118168912
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Title: Inception and Philosophy
Author: David Kyle Johnson; William Irwin
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