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importance for understanding the phenomenon of computer games: the nature of gameplay and player experience, the moral evaluability of player and avatar actions, and the reality status of the gaming environment. By doing so, the book aims to establish the philosophy of computer games as an important strand of computer games research, and as a separate field of philosophical inquiry.
The book is required reading for anyone with an academic or professional interest in computer games, and will also be of value to readers curious about the philosophical issues raised by contemporary digital culture.
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- Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
- Seitenzahl: 284
- Erscheinungstermin: 10.07.2012
- ISBN-13: 9789400742499
- Artikelnr.: 37773889
John Richard Sageng, Hallvard Fossheim and Tarjei Mandt Larsen
Table of Contents
1. John Richard Sageng, Hallvard Fossheim and Tarjei Mandt Larsen
Part I: PLAYERS AND PLAY
2. Tarjei Mandt Larsen "Introduction to Part I"
3. Rune Klevjer "Enter the Avatar"
4. Petri Lankoski "Computer Games and Emotions"
5. Olli Tapio Leino "Untangling Gameplay: An Account of Experience, Activity and Materiality within Computer Game Play"
6. Gordon Calleja "Erasing the Magic Circle"
Part II: PLAY AND ETHICS
7. Hallvard Fossheim "Introduction to Part II"
8. Miguel Sicart "Digital Games as Ethical Technologies"
9. Edward H. Spence "Virtual Rape, Real Dignity"
10. Ren Reynolds "Ethics and Practice in Virtual Worlds"
11. Adam Briggle "The Ethics of Computer Games: a Character Approach"
Part III: GAMES AND GAMEWORLDS
12. John Richard Sageng "Introduction to part III"
13. Grant Tavinor "Videogames and Fictionalism"
14. Aaron Meskin and Jon Robson
"Fiction and fictional worlds in videogames"
15. John Richard Sageng "In-Game Action"
16. Olav Asheim "Reality, Pretence and the Ludic Parenthesis"
17. Patrick Coppock "Are Computer Games Real?"
"This anthology of 16 essays discusses games from a philosophical perspective. ... Game designers and those interested in philosophy ... will find the book illuminating and a springboard for new ways to think about games and interactive media. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals/practitioners in game design." (A. Chen, Choice, Vol. 50 (6), February, 2013)
"This book is really about the philosophy of computer games. ... Previously, foundational books in computer games ... were more sociological in their orientation. This book begins to add an important pillar to that foundation. ... It asks and attempts to answer some very serious questions. ... I would recommend it first to philosophers in related fields such as the philosophy of fiction or media studies. I would also recommend it to designers of video games and virtual worlds ... ." (J. M. Artz, ACM Computing Reviews, October, 2012)