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Minority Report --Two Disc Set (DTS) [DVD] [2002]
Minority Report --Two Disc Set (DTS) [DVD] [2002]
Dvd ~ Tom Cruise
Offered by ReNew Entertainment
Price: £4.02

5 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sharp and thought- provoking, though highly accessible., 20 Dec. 2002
Tom Cruise is riveting in his portrayal as a cop in the Washington DC 'pre-crime' department, established in order to minimise the catastrophically high homicide rate of the city. With the assistance of three gifted 'pre-cogs' to whom the future murder of certain individuals is foreseeable, the department has been able to prevent a single murder for six years. However, it can not avoid scrutiny as to the ethics of punishing citizens that, due to the intervention of the pre-crime department, have not actually commited any illegal act. It becomes apparent as the plot progresses that although magnificent,something greatly unsavoury has occured in order to create such a utopian society.Set approximately 50 years from the present, it is futuristic enough to be exciting though not utterly unbelievable. Its metaphysical outlook is refreshing and perhaps a little disurbing however, its original storyline will have you transfixed, bemused and enlightened.

The Philosophy Files
The Philosophy Files
by Stephen Law
Edition: Paperback

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If a philosophy student recommends it, it must be good!, 16 Nov. 2002
This review is from: The Philosophy Files (Paperback)
I found this in a friend's bookcase, and at first laughed when they recommended it, thinking it to be 'just a kid's book.' But having read it this morning, I am just amazed at how Law puts some of the most complex concepts in philosophy so simply, particularly the chapters on philosophy of mind and the existence of God. If only all my uni texts were as accessible and enjoyable as this work!

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