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LEGO and Philosophy : Constructing Reality Brick by Brick.

By: Contributor(s): Series: The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture SerPublisher: New York : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2017Copyright date: ©2017Description: 1 online resource (255 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9781119193999
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: LEGO and Philosophy : Constructing Reality Brick by BrickDDC classification:
  • 688.72
LOC classification:
  • TS2301.T7.L446 2017
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Contents:
Intro -- LEGO® AND PHILOSOPHY -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction -- Part I LEGO® and Creativity -- 1 Constructing Creativity -- Originality and Creativity -- Madmen, Oddballs, and Visionaries -- Resolving the Paradox -- Notes -- 2 Building Blocks of Thought -- LEGO as a Thing You Think With -- Philosophy as Serious Play -- LEGO and Forms of Play -- LEGO as a Metaphor for Philosophy -- Notes -- 3 LEGO® Formalism in Architecture -- Three Scenarios -- LEGO and Formalism -- Contextualism, Functional Beauty, and LEGO -- Other LEGO Worlds and the Real World -- Notes -- 4 "That Was My Idea!" -- Avoiding Mistaken Identity -- Defending Your Rights -- Does Matter Matter? -- A Formative Account -- A Tale of Two Time Machines? -- History Matters! -- Notes -- Part II LEGO®, Ethics, and Rules -- 5 "You Know the Rules!" Whats Wrong with The Man Upstairs? -- "All of This That You See Before You is All Your Fathers" -- "Lets Take Extra Care to Follow the Instructions" -- "You Know the Rules!" -- "First Law of the Sea: Never Place Yer Rear End on a Pirates Face" -- "Instructions to Fit In, Have Everybody Like You, and Always Be Happy" -- "Thats a Suggestion!" -- "Would You Like to Make an Appointment, or Shall I Summon the Micromanagers?" -- Notes -- 6 Searching for "The Special" -- "Youre Not The Special!": President Businesss Theory of Extrinsic Value -- Emmets Vacillating Value -- Intrinsic Value and Emmets Enlightenment -- "You Still Can Change Everything": The Implications of Emmets Belief in Intrinsic Value -- Notes -- 7 LEGO® and the Social Blocks of Autonomy -- What Is Autonomy? -- Emmet -- Wyldstyle -- Becoming The Special, "Everything is Awesome" -- Notes -- 8 Building and Dwelling with Heidegger and LEGO® Toys -- Emmet as Existentialist: No More Mr. Conformist -- Moods and Play -- Engaged Play with Modular Bricks.
"Its a New Toy Everyday" -- Serious Play as Art: The Saving Power in LEGO-building -- Dwelling and Building with LEGO -- Notes -- Part III LEGO® and Identity -- 9 Ninjas, Kobe Bryant, and Yellow Plastic -- Wheres Lando? -- The Building Bricks of Race -- Kobe Bryant, Ninjas, and Race -- Race in The LEGO Movie -- Notes -- 10 Girl, LEGO® Friends is not your Friend! Does LEGO® Construct Gender Stereotypes? -- Girls Best Friends or Worst Toy of the Year? -- LEGO Friends' Friendly Sexism -- Is LEGO Playing with Stereotypes? -- Let the Friends Go to Space! How to Build a More Diverse World with Bricks -- Notes -- 11 Representation in Plastic and Marketing -- "Explore the World and Beyond!" -- Girls Toys, Boys Toys: The Gendered Bias -- One Small Step for LEGO, One Giant Leap for Women in Science? -- Challenging the Representation of Women in Science: One Brick at a Time -- Notes -- 12 Real Signature Figures -- Laying the Foundation -- Gathering the Right Pieces -- My Own Creation Over Time -- The Signature Figure of Philosophy -- Putting It All Together -- Notes -- Part IV LEGO®, Consumption, and Culture -- 13 LEGO® Values -- A Problem: The Greenpeace Video -- Everything is Not Awesome? A Philosophical Assessment of LEGO -- LEGO, Politics, and Values -- Notes -- 14 Small Farms, Big Ideas -- What Can We Learn from a LEGO Farmer? -- LEGO Farm Animals -- What Else Is Misleading about LEGO Farm? -- Lets Piece Together the Truth -- Notes -- 15 The Reality of LEGO® -- The Basics of Baudrillard -- Stage 1: Basic Bricks Represent Reality -- Stage 2: Conflict Play and Masking -- Stage 3: Sky-fi and the Absence of Reality -- Stage 4: ApocaLEGO and Self-Simulation -- Notes -- 16 The American Archipelago -- Miniland -- America as Fan Developed Theme(park) -- America in Miniature: LEGOLAND California -- Rebuilding America: LEGOLAND Florida -- Diorama Americana -- Notes.
Part V LEGO®, Metaphysics, and Math -- 17 The Brick, the Plate, and the Uncarved Block -- Its an Invitation, not a Toy -- "Its Super Serious, Right, Babe?" -- "Actually its a Highly Sophisticated Interlocking Brick System" -- "No Government, No Babysitters … and Theres Also No Consistency" -- "They're Expecting Us to Show Up in a Bat-Spaceship" -- "Everything Is Awesome!" -- Notes -- 18 LEGO®, Impermanence, and Buddhism -- What Is Impermanence? -- Benefits of an Impermanent Mindset -- Aggregates of Impermanence -- The LEGOs of Impermanence -- Notes -- 19 LEGO® and the Building Blocks of Metaphysics -- The Metaphysics of LEGO -- LEGO Bricks and Fundamental Properties -- Counting Worlds -- LEGO Worlds, Change, and Causation -- Notes -- 20 What Can You Build? -- Modal Epistemology -- Imagination Revisited -- Working Knowledge -- Beyond Working Knowledge -- Purism -- Notes -- 21 Playing with LEGO® and Proving Theorems -- Plato against the Geometers -- Proofs and the Logical Structuring of Mathsy Stuff -- Follow the Instructions! -- The Geometers Strike Back -- Notes -- Glossary -- Index -- EULA.
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Intro -- LEGO® AND PHILOSOPHY -- Contents -- Notes on Contributors -- Introduction -- Part I LEGO® and Creativity -- 1 Constructing Creativity -- Originality and Creativity -- Madmen, Oddballs, and Visionaries -- Resolving the Paradox -- Notes -- 2 Building Blocks of Thought -- LEGO as a Thing You Think With -- Philosophy as Serious Play -- LEGO and Forms of Play -- LEGO as a Metaphor for Philosophy -- Notes -- 3 LEGO® Formalism in Architecture -- Three Scenarios -- LEGO and Formalism -- Contextualism, Functional Beauty, and LEGO -- Other LEGO Worlds and the Real World -- Notes -- 4 "That Was My Idea!" -- Avoiding Mistaken Identity -- Defending Your Rights -- Does Matter Matter? -- A Formative Account -- A Tale of Two Time Machines? -- History Matters! -- Notes -- Part II LEGO®, Ethics, and Rules -- 5 "You Know the Rules!" Whats Wrong with The Man Upstairs? -- "All of This That You See Before You is All Your Fathers" -- "Lets Take Extra Care to Follow the Instructions" -- "You Know the Rules!" -- "First Law of the Sea: Never Place Yer Rear End on a Pirates Face" -- "Instructions to Fit In, Have Everybody Like You, and Always Be Happy" -- "Thats a Suggestion!" -- "Would You Like to Make an Appointment, or Shall I Summon the Micromanagers?" -- Notes -- 6 Searching for "The Special" -- "Youre Not The Special!": President Businesss Theory of Extrinsic Value -- Emmets Vacillating Value -- Intrinsic Value and Emmets Enlightenment -- "You Still Can Change Everything": The Implications of Emmets Belief in Intrinsic Value -- Notes -- 7 LEGO® and the Social Blocks of Autonomy -- What Is Autonomy? -- Emmet -- Wyldstyle -- Becoming The Special, "Everything is Awesome" -- Notes -- 8 Building and Dwelling with Heidegger and LEGO® Toys -- Emmet as Existentialist: No More Mr. Conformist -- Moods and Play -- Engaged Play with Modular Bricks.

"Its a New Toy Everyday" -- Serious Play as Art: The Saving Power in LEGO-building -- Dwelling and Building with LEGO -- Notes -- Part III LEGO® and Identity -- 9 Ninjas, Kobe Bryant, and Yellow Plastic -- Wheres Lando? -- The Building Bricks of Race -- Kobe Bryant, Ninjas, and Race -- Race in The LEGO Movie -- Notes -- 10 Girl, LEGO® Friends is not your Friend! Does LEGO® Construct Gender Stereotypes? -- Girls Best Friends or Worst Toy of the Year? -- LEGO Friends' Friendly Sexism -- Is LEGO Playing with Stereotypes? -- Let the Friends Go to Space! How to Build a More Diverse World with Bricks -- Notes -- 11 Representation in Plastic and Marketing -- "Explore the World and Beyond!" -- Girls Toys, Boys Toys: The Gendered Bias -- One Small Step for LEGO, One Giant Leap for Women in Science? -- Challenging the Representation of Women in Science: One Brick at a Time -- Notes -- 12 Real Signature Figures -- Laying the Foundation -- Gathering the Right Pieces -- My Own Creation Over Time -- The Signature Figure of Philosophy -- Putting It All Together -- Notes -- Part IV LEGO®, Consumption, and Culture -- 13 LEGO® Values -- A Problem: The Greenpeace Video -- Everything is Not Awesome? A Philosophical Assessment of LEGO -- LEGO, Politics, and Values -- Notes -- 14 Small Farms, Big Ideas -- What Can We Learn from a LEGO Farmer? -- LEGO Farm Animals -- What Else Is Misleading about LEGO Farm? -- Lets Piece Together the Truth -- Notes -- 15 The Reality of LEGO® -- The Basics of Baudrillard -- Stage 1: Basic Bricks Represent Reality -- Stage 2: Conflict Play and Masking -- Stage 3: Sky-fi and the Absence of Reality -- Stage 4: ApocaLEGO and Self-Simulation -- Notes -- 16 The American Archipelago -- Miniland -- America as Fan Developed Theme(park) -- America in Miniature: LEGOLAND California -- Rebuilding America: LEGOLAND Florida -- Diorama Americana -- Notes.

Part V LEGO®, Metaphysics, and Math -- 17 The Brick, the Plate, and the Uncarved Block -- Its an Invitation, not a Toy -- "Its Super Serious, Right, Babe?" -- "Actually its a Highly Sophisticated Interlocking Brick System" -- "No Government, No Babysitters … and Theres Also No Consistency" -- "They're Expecting Us to Show Up in a Bat-Spaceship" -- "Everything Is Awesome!" -- Notes -- 18 LEGO®, Impermanence, and Buddhism -- What Is Impermanence? -- Benefits of an Impermanent Mindset -- Aggregates of Impermanence -- The LEGOs of Impermanence -- Notes -- 19 LEGO® and the Building Blocks of Metaphysics -- The Metaphysics of LEGO -- LEGO Bricks and Fundamental Properties -- Counting Worlds -- LEGO Worlds, Change, and Causation -- Notes -- 20 What Can You Build? -- Modal Epistemology -- Imagination Revisited -- Working Knowledge -- Beyond Working Knowledge -- Purism -- Notes -- 21 Playing with LEGO® and Proving Theorems -- Plato against the Geometers -- Proofs and the Logical Structuring of Mathsy Stuff -- Follow the Instructions! -- The Geometers Strike Back -- Notes -- Glossary -- Index -- EULA.

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