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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Book Review Video: Star Wars and Philosophy

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Open Court (March 10, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0812695836
  • ISBN-13: 978-0812695830

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."

My Review 

1 comment:

  1. Nice review Austin!
    I am not a big star wars fan (though I do think yoda is super cute IN A VERY MANLY WAY) but since you liked it I might give it a try. I wish Uncle Anthony was my uncle, he sounds awesome!


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