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Star wars and philosophy : more powerful than you can possibly imagine / edited by Kevin S. Decker and Jason T. Eberl.

Decker, Kevin S. (Added Author). Eberl, Jason T. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9780812695830 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xvi, 227 pages ; 23cm
  • Publisher: Chicago, IL : Open Court, 2011.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: "You cannot escape your destiny" (or can you?) : freedom and predestination in the Skywalker family / Jason T. Eberl -- Stoicism in the stars : yoda, the emperor, and the force / William O. Stephens -- The Far East of star wars / Walter [Ritoku] Robinson -- Moral ambiguity in a black-and-white universe / Richard H. Dees -- "Try not-do or do not" : ethics in a galaxy far, far away -- The aspiring Jedi's handbook of virtue / Judith Barad -- "A wretched hive of scum and villainy" : star wars and the problem of evil / Christopher M. Brown -- "Be mindful of the living force" : environmental ethics in star wars / Elizabeth F. Cooke -- Send in the clones : the ethics of future wars / Richard Hanley -- "Don't call me a mindless philosopher!" : alien technologies and the metaphysics of -- The force -- A technological galaxy : Heidegger and the philosophy of technology in star wars / J erold J. Abrams -- "If droids could think . . ." : droids as slaves and persons / Robert Arp -- "Size matters not" : the force as the causal power of the Jedi -- Jan-erik Jones -- The force is with us : Hegel's philosophy of spirit strikes back at the empire / James Lawler -- "There's always a bigger fish" : truth, faith and a galactic society -- "What is thy bidding, my master?" : star wars and the Hegelian struggle for -- Recognition / Brian Cameron -- By any means necessary : tyranny, democracy, republic, and empire / Kevin S. Decker -- Humanizing technology : flesh and machine in Aristotle and the empire strikes -- Back / Jerome Donnelly -- "A certain point of view" : lying Jedi, honest sith, and the viewers who love -- Them / Shanti Fader -- Religious pragmatism through the eyes of luke skywalker -- Joseph Long.
Subject: Star Wars films > History and criticism.
Philosophy in motion pictures.

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