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Title Dracula and philosophy : dying to know / edited by Nicolas Michaud and Janelle Pötzsch.

Publication Info. Chicago : Open Court Publishing Company, 2015.
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Description x, 291 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Popular culture and philosophy ; vol. 90.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-282) and index.
Summary John C. Altmann decides whether Dracula can really be blamed for his crimes, since it's his nature as a vampire to behave a certain way. Robert Arp argues that Dracula's addiction to live human blood dooms him to perpetual frustration and misery. John V. Karavitis sees Dracula as a Randian individual pitted against the Marxist collective. Greg Littmann maintains that if we disapprove of Dracula's behavior, we ought to be vegetarians. James Edwin Mahon uses the example of Dracula to resolve nagging problems about the desirability of immortality. Adam Barkman and Michael Versteeg ponder what it would really feel like to be Dracula, and thereby shed some light on the nature of consciousness. Robert Vuckovich looks at the sexual morality of Dracula and other characters in the Dracula saga. Ariane de Waal explains that "Dragula" is scary because every time this being appears, it causes "gender trouble." And Cari Callis demonstrates that the Count is really the Jungian Shadow archetype--with added Shapeshifter elements--in the journey of Mina Harker, heroine/victim of Stoker's novel, from silly girl to empowered woman.
Subject Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912. Dracula.
Stoker, Bram, 1847-1912 -- Philosophy.
Dracula, Count (Fictitious character)
Dracula, Count (Fictitious character) in art.
Vampires in mass media.
Added Author Michaud, Nicolas, editor.
Pötzsch, Janelle, editor.
ISBN 9780812698909
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