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By Richardson, J. M.; Rabb, J. Douglas
Examines the major works of contemporary American television and film screenwriter, Joss Whedon. This book includes chapters that cover topics such as Russian existentialism and vampire slayage; moral choices; ethics; faith and bad faith; constructing reality through existential ...choice; some limitations of science and technology; and more.Read more
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By McPherson, Dennis H.; Rabb, J. Douglas; Foreword by Weaver, Jace
Native American philosophy has enabled Native American cultures to survive more than five hundred years of attempted cultural assimilation. The first edition of this historical and philosophical work was written as a text for the first course in Native Philosophy ever offered by ...a philosophy department at a Canadian university. This revised edition, based on more than twenty-five years of research through the Native Philosophy Project and funded in part by the Rockefeller Foundation, is expanded to include extensive discussion of Native American philosophy and culture in the United States as well as Canada. Topics covered include colonialism, neocolonialism, the phenomenology of the vision quest, the continuity of Native values, land and the integrity of person, the role of cognitive science in supporting Native narrative traditions, language in Indian life, landscape and other-than-human entities, teaching Native American philosophy through film and popular culture and the value of various research methods for Native American philosophy. A vital addition to the scholarly work examining Indian life in both Canada and the United States.Read more
By Jellison, Katherine; McPherson, Dennis H.; Rabb, J. Douglas
Entitled to Power: Farm Women and Technology, 1913-1963
By Rabb, J. Douglas; Richardson, Michael J.
Drawing on the works of Shakespeare and American screenwriter Joss Whedon, this study in narrative ethics contends that Whedon is the Shakespeare of our time. The Bard wrote before the influence of the modern moral philosophers, while Whedon is writing in the postmodern period. I...t is argued that Whedon's work is more in harmony with the early modern values of Shakespeare than with modern ethics, which trace their origin to 17th and 18th-century moral philosophy. This study includes a detailed discussion of representative works of Shakespeare and Whedon, showing how they can and should be read as forms of narrative ethics.Read more
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