The Philosophy of Computer Games

ISBN: 978-94-007-4248-2 (Print) 978-94-007-4249-9 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii

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    Pages 1-7

    General Introduction

  3. PLAYERS AND PLAY

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      Pages 9-9

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      Pages 11-16

      Introduction to Part I: Players and Play

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      Pages 17-38

      Enter the Avatar: The Phenomenology of Prosthetic Telepresence in Computer Games

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      Pages 39-55

      Computer Games and Emotions

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      Pages 57-75

      Untangling Gameplay: An Account of Experience, Activity and Materiality Within Computer Game Play

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      Pages 77-91

      Erasing the Magic Circle

  4. PLAY AND ETHICS

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 93-93

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      Pages 95-99

      Introduction to Part II: Ethics and Play

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      Pages 101-124

      Digital Games as Ethical Technologies

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      Pages 125-142

      Virtual Rape, Real Dignity: Meta-Ethics for Virtual Worlds

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      Pages 143-158

      Ethics and Practice in Virtual Worlds

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      Pages 159-174

      The Ethics of Computer Games: A Character Approach

  5. GAMES AND GAMEWORLDS

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 175-175

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      Pages 177-184

      Introduction to Part III: Games and Gameworlds

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      Pages 185-199

      Videogames and Fictionalism

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      Pages 201-217

      Fiction and Fictional Worlds in Videogames

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      Pages 219-232

      In-Game Action

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      Pages 233-257

      Reality, Pretense, and the Ludic Parenthesis

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      Pages 259-277

      Are Computer Games Real?

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 279-284