Twilight and Philosophy : Vampires, Vegetarians, and the Pursuit of Immortality, Paperback

Twilight and Philosophy : Vampires, Vegetarians, and the Pursuit of Immortality Paperback

Edited by J. Jeremy Wisnewski, Rebecca Housel

Part of the The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series series

3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


The first look at the philosophy behind Stephenie Meyer's bestselling Twilight series Bella and Edward, and their family and friends, have faced countless dangers and philosophical dilemmas in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight novels.

This book is the first to explore them, drawing on the wisdom of philosophical heavyweights to answer essential questions such as: What do the struggles of "vegetarian" vampires who control their biological urge for human blood say about free will?

Are vampires morally absolved if they kill only animals and not people?

From a feminist perspective, is Edward a romantic hero or is he just a stalker?

Is Jacob "better" for Bella than Edward? As absorbing as the Meyer novels themselves, Twilight and Philosophy : Gives you a new perspective on Twilight characters, storylines, and themes Helps you gain fresh insights into the Twilight novels and movies Features an irresistible combination of vampires, romance, and philosophy Twilight and Philosophy is a must-have companion for every Twilight fan, whether you're new to the series or have followed it since the beginning.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9780470484234



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Both Twilight fans and philosophy students are bound to enjoy this entertaining and thoughtful read. Some thought-provoking questions: Are vegetarian vampires eating ethically? Is Bella a feminist? How does Stephenie Meyer’s Mormonism fit into the Twilight saga? Twilight and Philosophy does an excellent job of applying complex philosophical concepts to the characters and story lines found in Twilight.

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This book was very difficult to read - not due to the writing style, but the reasoning. Many of their arguments were made in convoluted, over-complicated ways when they could have been stated simply and succinctly. There was also a fair bit of repetition between chapters. I was left with the impression that the authors were trying to stretch a short essay into a full book so as to make some money. If you really want to read this book, try to locate a lend-able copy. Don't spend your own dollars on it.

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