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Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy

Knowledge Here Begins Out There

Wiley, J,
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What's the point of living after your world has beendestroyed? This is one of many questions raised by the Sci-FiChannel's critically acclaimed series BattlestarGalactica. More than just an action-packed "spaceopera," each episode offers a dramatic character study of thehuman survivors and their Cylon pursuers as they confrontexistential, moral, metaphysical, theological, and politicalcrises.
This volume addresses some of the key questions to which theColonials won't find easy answers, even when they reachEarth: Are Cylons persons? Is Baltar's scientific worldviewsuperior to Six's religious faith? Can Starbuck be free ifshe has a special destiny? Is it ethical to cut one's lossesand leave people behind? Is collaboration with the enemy ever theright move? Is humanity a "flawed creation"? Should weshare the Cylon goal of "transhumanism"? Is it really abig deal that Starbuck's a woman?


Titel: Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy
Autoren/Herausgeber: Jason T. Eberl (Hrsg.)
Ausgabe: 1. Auflage

ISBN/EAN: 9780470695739

Seitenzahl: 288
Produktform: E-Book
Sprache: Englisch

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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