Star Wars And Philosophy

Star Wars And Philosophy

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by Kevin S. Decker
     
 

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Sensed a disturbance in The Force lately? This is what's been setting your midi-chlorians tingling. Seventeen Jedi adepts got together to probe the deeper reaches of the Star Wars epic. A hazardous quest-philosophy is more risky than not letting a Wookiee win. Now their wisdom has been imprinted on sheets of extruded wood pulp and conveyed across hyperspace into our…  See more details below

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Sensed a disturbance in The Force lately? This is what's been setting your midi-chlorians tingling. Seventeen Jedi adepts got together to probe the deeper reaches of the Star Wars epic. A hazardous quest-philosophy is more risky than not letting a Wookiee win. Now their wisdom has been imprinted on sheets of extruded wood pulp and conveyed across hyperspace into our galaxy.Why do bad Sith nearly always tell the truth and good Jedi often tell lies? When is it justified to raise an army by breeding clones? If the Force must have a Dark Side, how can the Dark Side be evil? Why and how did the tyrannical Empire emerge from the free Republic? Are droids persons, entitled to civil rights? Is Yoda a Stoic or a Zen master?This is the Jedi's most precious possession. The answers are all here. You may want to go home and rethink your life."A real 'tour de Force'! Star Wars and Philosophy is a terrific read for any reflective person gripped by George Lucas's archetypal space saga. This 'council' of philosophers illuminates a wide scope of pertinent social, political, ethical, philosophical, and religious issues of great significance to both our world and the Star Wars galaxy."

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ISBN-13:
9781459601017
Publisher:
ReadHowYouWant, LLC
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
430
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.87(d)

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About the editors: Kevin S. Decker teaches philosophy at Saint Louis University. He’s quite clever, you know—for a human being. Jason T. Eberl is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis. He can ask for directions to the nearest Starbucks in more than six million forms of communication.

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Star Wars And Philosophy 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 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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