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This collection of essays tackle philosophical questions from these blockbuster films, pondering such issues as whether Anakin as predestined to fall to the Dark Side, if the Jedi are truly role models of moral virtue, and the meaning of being mindful of the "living force."

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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."

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ISBN:
9780812695830
Editor:
Decker, Kevin S.
Editor:
Eberl, Jason T.
Editor:
Decker, Kevin S.; Eberl, Jason T.; Irwin, William
Editor:
Decker, Kevin S.
Editor:
Eberl, Jason T.
Author:
Irwin, William
Author:
Eberl, Jason T.
Author:
Decker, Kevin S.
Editor:
Irwin, William
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Star Wars films
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys/Modern
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Philosophy in motion pictures
Subject:
Star Wars films -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Film and Television-History and Criticism
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Popular Culture and Philosophy
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
20050331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 12 oz

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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."

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