"Star Trek" and Philosophy
The Wrath of Kant
Star Trek and Philosophy by Kevin S. Decker
Book DescriptionTake a trip on the Starship Enterprise before the "Star Trek" film teleports itself into cinemas. The spirit of exploration that characterizes "Star Trek"'s various television and cinematic incarnations is also the driving force behind philosophical inquiry throughout human history. "Star Trek and Philosophy" share the mission of testing ideas from our past and present that can progressively improve our future.This volume gathers together twenty-one professional philosophers who recognize, as most other Trekkies have over the past 40 years, that "Star Trek" isn't merely escapist entertainment. Rather, "Star Trek" calls viewers back again and again to consider questions not only about the scientific prospects of interstellar travel, but also the inward journey to examine the human condition. The essays in this volume follow "Star Trek"'s inspiration to reach out to the farthest frontiers the mind may reach, while also delving deep into the human essence.Among the questions dealt with in this volume is how it's possible for persons from different cultural backgrounds to communicate with each other; whether there's value in the Stoic temperament of emotional detachment exhibited by Vulcans, and how difficult it may be to live such a logical life. These books teach philosophical wisdom by looking closely at entertainment icons. In each volume of this best-selling series, a team of sharp philosophical brains puts one pop culture icon (movie, TV show, or other topic) under the microscope, exposing its hidden philosophical implications in an instantly readable way.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780812696493
(229mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S.
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S.
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kevin S. Decker
Ultimate Star Trek and Philosophy, Paperback (April 2016)
* Reunites the editors of Star Trek and Philosophy with Starfleet s finest experts for 31 new, highly logical essays * Features a complete examination of the Star Trek universe, from the original series to the most recent films directed by J.J.
Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy, Paperback (October 2015)
Does it take faith to be a Jedi? Are droids capable of thought? Should Jar Jar Binks be held responsible for the rise of the Empire? Presenting entirely new essays, no aspect of the myth and magic of George Lucas s creation is left philosophically unexamined in The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy.
Who is Who?, Paperback (December 2013)
This is the first in-depth philosophical investigation of Doctor Who in popular culture.
Ender's Game and Philosophy, Paperback (September 2013)» View all books by Kevin S. Decker
A threat to humanity portending the end of our species lurks in the cold recesses of space. Our only hope is an eleven-year-old boy.
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Author Biography - Kevin S. Decker
Jason T. Eberl is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Kevin S. Decker is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Washington University.
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