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The philosophy of computer games

Author: John Richard Sageng; Hallvard Fossheim; Tarjei Mandt Larsen
Publisher: Dordrecht ; London ; New York : Springer, ©2012.
Series: Philosophy of engineering and technology, v. 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Computer games are now a major cultural-and economic-force, and despite being the object of years of academic study, this is the first book to interrogate the varied philosophical issues thrown up by  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Richard Sageng; Hallvard Fossheim; Tarjei Mandt Larsen
ISBN: 9789400742482 9400742487
OCLC Number: 781500817
Description: viii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. Players and play. Introduction to part I: players and play / Tarjei Mandt Larsen ; Enter the Avatar: the phenomenology of prosthetic teleprsence in computer games / Rune Klevjer ; Computer games and emotions / Petri lankoski ; Untangling Gameplay: an account of experience, activity and materiality within computer game play / Olli Tapio Leino ; Erasing the magic circle / Gordon Calleja --
pt. II. Ethics and play. Introduction to part II: ethics and play / Hallvard Fossheim ; Digital games as ethical technologies / Miguel Sicart ; Virtual rape, real dignity: meta-ethics for virtual worlds / Edward H. Spence ; Ethics and practice in virtual worlds / Ren Reynolds ; The ethics of computer games: a character approach / Adam Briggle --
pt. III. Games and gameworlds. Introduction to part III: games an gameworlds / John Richard Sageng ; Videogames and fictionalism / Grant Tavinor ; Fiction and fictional worlds in videogames / Aaron Meskin and Jon Robson ; In-game action / John Richard Sageng ; Reality, pretense, and the Ludic parenthesis / Olav Asheim ; Are computer games real? / Patrick Coppock.
Series Title: Philosophy of engineering and technology, v. 7.
Responsibility: John Richard Sageng, Hallvard Fossheim, Tarjei Mandt Larsen, editors.
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