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Title 1984 and philosophy : is resistance futile? / edited by Ezio Di Nucci and Stefan Storrie.

Publication Info. Chicago : Open Court, [2018]


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Description 1 online resource (304 pages).
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Series Popular culture and philosophy ; volume 116
Popular culture and philosophy ; v. 116.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Are we living in 1984? / Stefan Storrie and Ezio Di Nucci. Part I. War is peace. Revolutionary from the waist down / Stefan Storrie and Diana Adela Martin -- Physical jerks ungood / Ezio Di Nucci -- Why don't the proles just take over? / Greg Littmann -- Non-state enemies of freedom / Erin J. Nash -- Ministry of truth handbook: excerpt on the strategic use of fallacious reasoning for thoughtcrime prevention / Elizabeth Rard -- Big Brother Limited / Darren Botello-Samson and Kayce Mobley.
Part II. Freedom is slavery. Big Brother, we're watching you! / Torbjörn Tännsjö -- Human enhancement for freedom / Polaris Koi -- 24/7 newsleep / Jason Matthew Buchanan -- Love, truluv / Timothy Sandefur -- When cruelty is not enough / Daniel Conway -- No crack in the wall? / Oshrat C. Silberbusch -- Hangings, shootings, and other funny stuff in 1984 / Jarno Hietalahti -- The seduction of Winston Smith / Mark Alfano -- Happy in Oceania? / Josip Ćirić and Bruno Ćurko.
Part III. Ignorance is strength. Bad faith and make-believe / Iskra Fileva -- Through a telescreen darkly / Lavinia Marin -- Thoughtcrime or feelingcrime? / Alba Montes Sánchez -- Nineteen Eighty-Four's religion / James Crossley and Christopher Markou -- Wheat can become rye! / William Goodwin -- Controlling thought through tweets / Edwardo Pérez -- The irrelevance of truth / Jan Kyrre Berg Friis -- oldthinkful duckspeak refs opposites rewrite fullwise upsub antefiling / Keith Begly.
Part IV. Epilogue. Post-factual democracy / Vincent F. Hendricks and Mads Vestergaard.
Summary Although the year 1984 is hurtling back into the distant past, Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four continues to have a huge readership and to help shape the world of 2084. Sales of Orwell's terrifying tale have recently spiked because of current worries about alternate facts, post-truth, and fake news. 1984 and Philosophy brings together brand new, up-to-the-minute thinking by philosophers about Nineteen Eighty-Four as it relates to today's culture, politics, and everyday life. Some of the thinking amounts to thoughtcrime, but we managed to sneak it past the agents of the Ministry of Truth, so this is a book to be read quickly before the words on the page mysteriously transform into something different. Who's controlling our lives and are they getting even more levers to control us? Is truth objective or just made up? What did Orwell get right--and did he get some things wrong? Are social media opportunities for liberation or instruments of oppression? How can we fight back against totalitarian control? Can Big Brother compel us to love him? How does the language we use affect the way we think? Do we really need the unifying power of hate? Why did Orwell make Nineteen Eighty-Four so desperately hopeless? Can science be protected from poisonous ideology? Can we really believe two contradictory things at once? Who surveils the surveilors?
Note Print version record.
Subject Orwell, George, 1903-1950. Nineteen eighty-four -- Criticism and interpretation.
Nineteen eighty-four (Orwell, George) (OCoLC)fst01356950
Literature -- Philosophy.
LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Literature -- Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01000005
Philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01060777
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Di Nucci, Ezio, editor.
Storrie, Stefan, editor.
Added Title Nineteen eighty-four and philosophy
Other Form: Print version: 1984 and philosophy. Chicago : Open Court, [2018] 0812699793 (DLC) 2018933984 (OCoLC)1003808899
ISBN 9780812699852 (electronic book)
0812699858 (electronic book)
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