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Star Wars and Philosophy (Popular Culture and Philosophy Series)
     

Star Wars and Philosophy (Popular Culture and Philosophy Series)

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by Kevin S. Decker (Editor), Jason T. Eberl (Editor), William Irwin (Editor)
 

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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.

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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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812695830
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/09/2005
Series:
Popular Culture and Philosophy
Pages:
227
Sales rank:
486,056
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Star Wars And Philosophy 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is worth your time. Read it. Kevin Decker is currently a teacher of philosophy and is a joy in class. This book clearly reflects his witty sence of humor. It's a fresh new look at philosophy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of the Popular Culture and Philosophy series, but this one was a disappointment. It's a shame, because they tackle some really interesting topics, they just don't do it in an interesting way. The chapters were big disappointments. 
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