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Description - Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy by Jason T. Eberl

What's the point of living after your world has been destroyed? This is one of many questions raised by the Sci-Fi Channel's critically acclaimed series Battlestar Galactica. More than just an action-packed "space opera," each episode offers a dramatic character study of the human survivors and their Cylon pursuers as they confront existential, moral, metaphysical, theological, and political crises. This volume addresses some of the key questions to which the Colonials won't find easy answers, even when they reach Earth: Are Cylons persons? Is Baltar's scientific worldview superior to Six's religious faith? Can Starbuck be free if she has a special destiny? Is it ethical to cut one's losses and leave people behind? Is collaboration with the enemy ever the right move? Is humanity a "flawed creation"? Should we share the Cylon goal of "transhumanism"? Is it really a big deal that Starbuck's a woman?

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405178143
ISBN-10: 1405178140
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 155mm x 15mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jason T. Eberl

Jason T. Eberl , Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. His research interests focus on bioethics, metaphysics, and medieval philosophy. He has co-edited, with Kevin S. Decker, Star Wars and Philosophy (2005) and Star Trek and Philosophy (forthcoming).

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