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Dune and philosophy [electronic resource] : Weirding Way of the Mentat. Jeffery Nicholas.

Nicholas, Jeffery. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780812697278 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2011.

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Summary, etc.: Frank Herbert’s Dune is the biggest-selling science fiction story of all time; the original book and its numerous sequels have transported millions of readers into the alternate reality of the Duniverse. Dune and Philosophy raises intriguing questions about the Duniverse in ways that will be instantly meaningful to fans. Those well-known charactersPaul Atreides, Baron Harkkonen, Duncan Idaho, Stilgar, the Bene Gesserit witchescome alive again in this fearless philosophical probing of some of life’s most basic questions. Dune presents us with a vast world in which fanaticism is merciless and history is made by the interplay of ruthless conspiracies. Computers have long been outlawed, so that the abilities of human beings are developed to an almost supernatural level. The intergalactic empire controlled by a privileged aristocracy raises all the old questions of human interaction in a strange yet weirdly familiar setting. Do...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. New York : Open Court, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 3577 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 313 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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