Star Trek and Philosophy: The Wrath of Kant

Star Trek and Philosophy: The Wrath of Kant

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by Kevin S. Decker, Jason T. Eberl
     
 

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Philosophy and space travel are characterized by the same fundamental purpose: exploration. An essential guide for both philosophers and Trekkers, Star Trek and Philosophy combines a philosophical spirit of inquiry with the beloved television and film series to consider questions not only about the scientific prospects of interstellar travel but also the inward

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Philosophy and space travel are characterized by the same fundamental purpose: exploration. An essential guide for both philosophers and Trekkers, Star Trek and Philosophy combines a philosophical spirit of inquiry with the beloved television and film series to consider questions not only about the scientific prospects of interstellar travel but also the inward journey to examine the human condition. The expansive topics range from the possibilities for communication among different cultural backgrounds to questions about the stoic temperament exhibited by Vulcans to Ferengi business practices. Specifically chosen to break new ground in exploring the philosophical dimensions of Star Trek, these articles boldly go where no philosopher has gone before.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812697049
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
Popular Culture and Philosophy
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
433,829
File size:
458 KB

Meet the Author

Jason T. Eberl is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He is the co-editor of Star Wars and Philosophy.

Kevin S. Decker is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Washington University. He is the co-editor of Star Wars and Philosophy.

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Star Trek and Philosophy: The Wrath of Kant 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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Not to be taken too seriously, but a fun and easy read for avid Star Trek followers who would like some interesting perspectives, and to feel they are not alone.