By Nicolas Michaud
Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein: the trendy Prometheus sparked into lifestyles a fascination with science-gone-awry that refuses to die. From 1818 to present-day Hollywood, the tale of Victor Frankenstein and his reanimated, stitched-together corpse has encouraged (some may say) the very inspiration of contemporary technology fiction and numerous essays, video clips, novels, songs, comic-books, and television indicates aiming to seize what used to be correct, fallacious, abominable, inevitable, frightening, or humorous during this vintage tale.
Can natural lifestyles be reanimated utilizing electrical energy or genetic manipulation? if that is so, might Frankenstein’s monster particularly train itself to learn and converse as Mary Shelley imagined? Do monsters have rights, or duties to those that could as quickly kill them? what's it approximately song that so impacts Frankenstein’s monster, or any people? What does Mel Brook’s Frau Blucher say to modern eco-feminism? Why are a few Frankenstein’s flops and others old successes? Is there a real Frankenstein? Why are little ones, yet now not adults, interested in Shelley’s monster? and what's a “monster,” anyways?
Frankenstein and Philosophy brings 25 philosophers to sew jointly those and different questions as they follow the background of philosophy to history’s maximum horror franchise. a few chapters deal with the Frankenstein motion pictures, others the unique novel, and but others the numerous comedian books, novels, and glossy diversifications. jointly they pay tribute to possibly the main enduring popular culture icon and the basic fears, hopes, questions, and puzzles it increases.