Star Wars and Philosophy: More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine

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Open Court Publishing, 2005 - Performing Arts - 227 pages
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The Star Wars films continue to revolutionize science fiction, creating new standards for cinematographic excellence, and permeating popular culture around the world. The films feature many complex themes ranging from good versus evil and moral development and corruption to religious faith and pragmatism, forgiveness and redemption, and many others.

The essays in this volume tackle the philosophical questions from these blockbuster films including: Was Anakin predestined to fall to the Dark Side? Are the Jedi truly role models of moral virtue? Why would the citizens and protectors of a democratic Republic allow it to descend into a tyrannical empire? Is Yoda a peaceful Zen master or a great warrior, or both? Why is there both a light and a dark side of the Force? Star Wars and Philosophy ponders the depths of these subjects and asks what it truly means to be mindful of the "living force."

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Excelente libro!!!

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User Review  - David Kearsley - Goodreads

I has some major disagreements with some parts such as their assessment of Anakin in the moral ambiguity chapter or the morality of cloning. But agreed with others like the value of pragmatism or having faith. Overall a very interesting and thought provoking read. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Jason T. Eberl, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. His research interests focus on bioethics, metaphysics, and medieval philosophy. He has co-edited, with Kevin S. Decker, "Star Wars and Philosophy" (2005) and "Star Trek and Philosophy" (forthcoming).

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