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

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ReadHowYouWant.com, Oct 1, 2010 - 384 pages
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Sensed a disturbance in The Force lately? This is whats 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 Jedis 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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Review: Star Wars and Philosophy: More Powerful than You Can Possibly Imagine (Popular Culture and Philosophy #12)

User Review  - Greg - Goodreads

Some clever puns and fascinating essays, especially the one on German Philosopher Heidegger Read full review

Review: Star Wars and Philosophy: More Powerful than You Can Possibly Imagine (Popular Culture and Philosophy #12)

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

Contents

Try NotDo or Do Not 61 4 Moral Ambiguity in a BlackandWhite Universe
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the Problem of Evil
106
Star War
124
Dont Call Me a Mindless Philosopher 9 A Technological Galaxy Heidegger and the Philosophy of
163
Back at the Empire
223
Theres Always a Bigger Fish
244
and Empire
260
and The Empire Strikes Back
281
the Viewers Who Love Them
298
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