Ender's Game and Philosophy: The Logic Gate is Down

Ender's Game and Philosophy: The Logic Gate is Down

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by Kevin S. Decker
     
 

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A threat to humanity portending the end of our species lurks in the cold recesses of space. Our only hope is an eleven-year-old boy.

Celebrating the long-awaited release of the movie adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel about highly trained child geniuses fighting a race of invading aliens, this collection of original essays probes key philosophical

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A threat to humanity portending the end of our species lurks in the cold recesses of space. Our only hope is an eleven-year-old boy.

Celebrating the long-awaited release of the movie adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel about highly trained child geniuses fighting a race of invading aliens, this collection of original essays probes key philosophical questions raised in the narrative, including the ethics of child soldiers, politics on the internet, and the morality of war and genocide.

  • Original essays dissect the diverse philosophical questions raised in Card’s best-selling sci-fi classic, winner of the Nebula and Hugo Awards and which has been translated in 29 languages
  • Publication coincides with planned release of major motion picture adaptation of Ender’s Game starring Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford
  • Treats a wealth of core contemporary issues in morality and ethics, including child soldiers, the best kind of education and the use and misuse of global communications for political purposes
  • A stand-out addition to the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series

Editorial Reviews

With its penetrating recreations of education, war, and culture, Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game military science fiction novel series seems a natural subject for John Wiley's Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series. This rich anthology proves it is. Its topics are diverse: the clash of cultures; friendship; good intentions; the just war; "Do good games make good people?"; the politics of power; and the power of teachers. Another winner in a stellar paperback original series. (P.S. The much anticipated Ender's Game film, starring Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield and Abigail Breslin, opens on November 1st.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118386576
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/22/2013
Series:
Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series, #88
Pages:
248
Sales rank:
1,103,881
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Kevin S. Decker is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean of the College of Arts, Letters, and Education at Eastern Washington University, USA. He specializes in researching American pragmatism, Continental philosophy, ethics, philosophy in popular culture, and social theory. Professor Decker has co-edited a string of books on the links between philosophy and popular culture, including Star Wars and Philosophy (2005, with Jason T. Eberl), Star Trek and Philosophy (2008, also with Jason T. Eberl), and, with Richard Brown, Terminator and Philosophy (Wiley-Blackwell 2009).

William Irwin is Professor of Philosophy at King’s College. He originated the philosophy and popular culture genre of books as coeditor of the bestselling The Simpsons and Philosophy and has overseen recent titles including Superman and Philosophy, Black Sabbath and Philosophy, and Spider-Man and Philosophy.

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Ender's Game and Philosophy: The Logic Gate is Down 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally disagree with you. I've read and seen the Hunger Games and read and seen Ender's Game. Completely different things. Ender's Game wins by a long run for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Normal book is awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate this book its like a dry desert and he wants to leave boring lame eronimo stilton is better and its for 2nd graders id subjest u read the hunger games katniss rules