Star Wars and Philosophy Strikes Back

Star Wars and Philosophy Strikes Back This Is the Way - The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series

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Publisher's Synopsis

Should droids be free? Should clone troopers?

What political and ethical ideas ground resistance and rebellion?

What's wrong with the way women are portrayed in Star Wars?

Does Han Solo have a philosophical worldview?

Was Galen Erso responsible for the destruction of Alderaan?

Should you eat Baby Yoda?

"This is the Way." In Star Wars and Philosophy Strikes Back, the Way wends through entirely new adventures in the Star Wars galaxy far, far away: not only the films of the Skywalker saga, but also Rebels, The Bad Batch, Rogue One, Solo, and The Mandalorian. Like the creators of these films and television series, the authors in this book harness the magical mix of humor, action, empathy, characterization, adventure, and fan service that constitutes Star Wars.

In addition to thorny metaphysical questions about the nature of time and free will, this volume highlights the staggering cultural impact of George Lucas's universe. The newest Star Wars narratives tackle ethnicity on alien worlds and how love and sex with a droid like L3-37 would work ("It works"). The connections between the Separatist Freedom Movement and the struggle for social justice in the USA in the 21st century are brought to light. And philosophical second looks at Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi prove there is much more to this controversial entry in the Skywalker saga.

Thirty-six philosophers, both sages and scoundrels among them, examine the full range of deep questions throughout the Star Wars chronology-from The Phantom Menace to The Rise of Skywalker and beyond. "They have spoken."

Book information

ISBN: 9781119841432
Publisher: Wiley
Imprint: Wiley Blackwell
Pub date:
DEWEY: 791.4375
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 320 .
Weight: 476g
Height: 153mm
Width: 230mm
Spine width: 25mm