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The Resource Gaming the system : deconstructing video games, games studies, and virtual worlds, David J. Gunkel

Gaming the system : deconstructing video games, games studies, and virtual worlds, David J. Gunkel

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Gaming the system : deconstructing video games, games studies, and virtual worlds
Title
Gaming the system
Title remainder
deconstructing video games, games studies, and virtual worlds
Statement of responsibility
David J. Gunkel
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Gaming the System takes philosophical traditions out of the ivory tower and into the virtual worlds of video games. In this book, author David J. Gunkel explores how philosophical traditions'put forth by noted thinkers such as Plato, Descartes, Kant, Heidegger, and iek'can help us explore and conceptualize recent developments in video games, game studies, and virtual worlds. Furthermore, Gunkel interprets computer games as doing philosophy, arguing that the game world is a medium that provides opportunities to model and explore fundamental questions about the nature of reality, personal identity, social organization, and moral conduct. By using games to investigate and innovate in the area of philosophical thinking, Gunkel shows how areas such as game governance and manufacturers' terms of service agreements actually grapple with the social contract and produce new postmodern forms of social organization that challenge existing modernist notions of politics and the nation state. In this critically engaging study, Gunkel considers virtual worlds and video games as more than just "fun and games," presenting them as sites for new and original thinking about some of the deepest questions concerning the human experience
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gunkel, David J
Dewey number
794.801
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1469.3
LC item number
.G86 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Digital game studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Video games
  • Virtual reality
  • Video games
  • Virtual reality
  • GAMES
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Video games
  • Virtual reality
Label
Gaming the system : deconstructing video games, games studies, and virtual worlds, David J. Gunkel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Terra nova 2.0 -- The real problem -- Social contract 2.0 -- In the face of others -- Open-ended conclusions
Control code
1029073933
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 198 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253035738
Lccn
2018012742
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv19s377
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029073933
Label
Gaming the system : deconstructing video games, games studies, and virtual worlds, David J. Gunkel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Terra nova 2.0 -- The real problem -- Social contract 2.0 -- In the face of others -- Open-ended conclusions
Control code
1029073933
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 198 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253035738
Lccn
2018012742
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv19s377
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1029073933

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