Fifteen philosophers representuing different schools of thought answer the question what is Woody Allen trying to say in his films? And why should anyone care? Focusing on different works and varied aspects of Allen's multifaceted output, these essays explore the philosophical undertones of Anne Hall, Crimes and Misdemears, Manhattan, A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy and reminds us that just because the universe is meaningless and life is pointless is reason to commit suicide.
Mark T. Conard and Aeon J. Skoble Contributor residences (city, state or country if outside the US or Canada):Mark T. Conard is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Marymount Manhattan College. He is a contributor to Seinfeld and Philosophy (2000) and The Simpsons and Philosophy (2001). He has published numerous scholarly articles on Kant and Nietzsche. His first novel, Dark as Night, was released by Uglytown Press in 2003. Aeon J. Skoble is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Bridgewater State College, Massachusetts. He co-edited The Simpsons and Philosophy (2001) and Political Philosophy: Essential Selections (1999).