Quentin Tarantino and Philosophy: How to Philosophize with a Pair of Pliers and a Blowtorch

Quentin Tarantino and Philosophy: How to Philosophize with a Pair of Pliers and a Blowtorch

by Richard Greene, Silem Mohammad

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Overview

The films of Quentin Tarantino are ripe for philosophical speculation, raising compelling questions about justice and ethics, violence and aggression, the nature of causality, and the flow of time. In this witty collection of articles, no subject is too taboo for the writers to tackle. From an aesthetic meditation on the use of spraying blood in Kill Bill to the conundrum of translation and reference in Vincent and Jules' discussion about French Big Macs in Pulp Fiction, Tarantino and Philosophy shies away from nothing. Is The Bride a heroic figure, even though she’s motivated solely by revenge? How is Tarantino able to create a coherent story when he jumps between past, future, and present? The philosophers in this book take on those questions and more in essays as provocative as the films themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780812697094
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/01/2007
Series: Popular Culture and Philosophy , #29
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 426 KB

About the Author

Richard Greene is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Weber State University. He is the co-editor of The Sopranos and Philosophy and The Undead and Philosophy.


K. Silem Mohammad is Assistant Professor of English and Writing at Southern Oregon University. He is the co-editor of The Undead and Philosophy and the author of Deer Head Nation, A Thousand Devils, and Breathalyzer.

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