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BioShock and Philosophy Audiobook
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BioShock and Philosophy Audiobook



by William Irwin – series editor

  • Narrated by: Alex Knox
  • Series: Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series
  • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
  • Release date: 08-25-20
  • Language: English

Considered a sign of the “coming of age” of video games as an artistic medium, the award-winning BioShock franchise covers vast philosophical ground. BioShock and Philosophy: Irrational Game, Rational Book presents expert reflections by philosophers (and BioShock connoisseurs) on this critically acclaimed and immersive fan favorite.

  • Reveals the philosophical questions raised through the artistic complexity, compelling characters, and absorbing plots of this groundbreaking first-person shooter (FPS)
  • Explores what BioShock teaches the gamer about gaming, and the aesthetics of video game storytelling
  • Addresses a wide array of topics including Marxism, propaganda, human enhancement technologies, political decision-making, free will, morality, feminism, transworld individuality, and vending machines in the dystopian society of Rapture
  • Considers visionary game developer Ken Levine’s depiction of Ayn Rand’s philosophy, as well as the theories of Aristotle, de Beauvoir, Dewey, Leibniz, Marx, Plato, and others from the Hall of Philosophical Heroes

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Luke Cuddy – editor, William Irwin – series editor




6 hrs and 8 mins

Narrated by

Alex Knox, Heather Wynne

Release date



Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series


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