LEGO and Philosophy

LEGO and Philosophy

Constructing Reality Brick by Brick

Book - 2017
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How profound is a little plastic building block? It turns out the answer is "very"! 22 chapters explore philosophy through the world of LEGO which encompasses the iconic brick itself as well as the animated televisions shows, feature films, a vibrant adult fan base with over a dozen yearly conventions, an educational robotics program, an award winning series of videogames, hundreds of books, magazines, and comics, a team-building workshop program for businesses and much, much more.

Dives into the many philosophical ideas raised by LEGO bricks and the global multimedia phenomenon they have created Tackles metaphysical, logical, moral, and conceptual issues in a series of fascinating and stimulating essays Introduces key areas of philosophy through topics such as creativity and play, conformity and autonomy, consumption and culture, authenticity and identity, architecture, mathematics, intellectual property, business and environmental ethics Written by a global group of esteemed philosophers and LEGO fans A lively philosophical discussion of bricks, minifigures, and the LEGO world that will appeal to LEGO fans and armchair philosophers alike
Publisher: Hoboken :, Wiley,, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781119193975
Branch Call Number: ANF 688.725 LEG
Characteristics: xiv, 238 pages ; 23 cm

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LexiLou2
Nov 25, 2017

Not what I expected from the article in the Times Colonist that alerted me to one of the essays in this collection. It would seem that this book requires the reader to have seen the LEGO movie, which I had not.

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