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The ultimate Star Trek and philosophy : the search for socrates / edited by Jason T. Eberl and Kevin S. Decker.

Contributor(s): Eberl, Jason T [editor.] | Decker, Kevin S [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Blackwell philosophy and popculture series: Publisher: Chichester, West Susses ; Malden, MA : Wiley Blackwell, 2016Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781119146018 (Adobe PDF); 1119146011 (Adobe PDF); 9781119146025 (ePub); 111914602X (ePub); 9781119146032; 1119146038.Subject(s): Star Trek television programs -- History and criticism | Star Trek films -- History and criticism | Star Trek films | Star Trek television programs | PERFORMING ARTS / ReferenceGenre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc. | Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Ultimate Star Trek and philosophyDDC classification: 791.45/75 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
THE ULTIMATE STAR TREK AND PHILOSOPHY; Contents; Acknowledgments: The Command Staff of Utopia Planitia; Introduction: A Guide to Living Long and Prospering; Part I Alpha Quadrant: Home Systems ; 1 "The More Complex the Mind, the Greater the Need for the Simplicity of Play"; Life Is Not for the Timid; Mrs. Sisko, Can Bennie Come Out and Play?; Our "Continuing Mission"; Notes; 2 Aristotle and James T. Kirk: The Problem of Greatness; Kirk and Megalopsychia; Kirk as a Law unto Himself; Exile to Delta Vega; Captain of the Enterprise; Notes; 3 The Moral Psychology of a Starship Captain
"I Dont Believe in No-Win Scenarios""I Would Have Told Him Anything"; "I Have a Chance to Change All That"; "No Better Than the Enemy"; "The Tapestry of My Life"; Notes; 4 "Make It So": Kant, Confucius, and the Prime Directive; The Search for Spocks Conscience; Into Vagueness; The Final Moral Frontier; Notes; 5 Destroying Utopias: Why Kirk Is a Jerk; Kirk Is a Spoiled Spor(e)t; Mission Log Mayhem; Drugs Are Bad, Mmkay?; They're Not Flourishing!; "This Isn't Life-Its Stagnation"; Whats So Important about Self-Actualization?; But Are They Free?; Kirk Is a Jerk; Notes
6 "We Are Not Going to Kill Today": Star Trek and the Philosophy of PeaceJustice, Peace, and a "Right to the Clouds"; "We All Have Our Darker Side": Causes of Violence; "Some Had to Die That Others Might Live": Justifications for Violence; "No Kill I": Alternatives to Violence; "Peace and Long Life": Star Treks Message of Peace; Notes; Part II Beta Quadrant: Dangerous Rivalries; 7 Klingons: A Cultural Pastiche; First Appearances: "They're Animals!"; "The Way of the Warrior"; "Our Gods Are Dead. Ancient Klingon Warriors Slew Them Millennia Ago"
"I Dont Care What You Look Like, You Are No Klingon!""The Federation Is No More Than a Homo sapiens-Only Club"; Notes; 8 The Borg as Contagious Collectivist Techno-Totalitarian Transhumanists; Cybernetic Servitude; "Resistance Is Futile, You Must Comply"; "We Wish to Improve Ourselves"; "Freedom Is Irrelevant"; Notes; 9 Assimilation and Autonomy; Autonomy Analyzed; "Voyager Is My Collective"; Evangelical Autonomy; Notes; 10 Q: A Rude, Interfering, Inconsiderate, Sadistic Pest-on a Quest for Justice?; Solitary, Nasty, Brutish, and Q; Liberty, yet Not Q License; eQual by Nature; Qumanity; Notes
11 Federation Trekonomics: Marx, the Federation, and the Shift from Necessity to FreedomCapitalism Is Most Illogical; Dammit, Marx, Im a communist, not a Communist!; Set Phasers to "Revolution"; To Boldly Conclude...; Notes; 12 "The Needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the Few": Utilitarianism and Star Trek; "Illogical" Human Emotions; The Limits of Sacrifice; Friendship and Loyalty; Your Orders, Captain?; Notes; 13 Casuistry in the Final Frontier; Set Phasers to Learn; Boldly Going Where No Genre Can Go; SCIENCE!!!... I Mean, KHAAAN!!!; Is There a Bones in the House?
Summary: -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. Abrams, Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) -Introduces important concepts in philosophy through the vast array of provocative issues raised by the series, such as the ethics of the Prime Directive, Star Trek's philosophy of peace, Data and Voyager's Doctor as persons, moral relativism and the Federation's quest for liberation, the effect of alternate universes on reality and identity, the Borg as transhumanists, Federation Trekonomics, Star Trek's secular society, and much, much more.! -An enterprising and enlightening voyage into deep space that will appeal to hardcore fans and science fiction enthusiasts alike -Publishing in time to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the original TV series
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THE ULTIMATE STAR TREK AND PHILOSOPHY; Contents; Acknowledgments: The Command Staff of Utopia Planitia; Introduction: A Guide to Living Long and Prospering; Part I Alpha Quadrant: Home Systems ; 1 "The More Complex the Mind, the Greater the Need for the Simplicity of Play"; Life Is Not for the Timid; Mrs. Sisko, Can Bennie Come Out and Play?; Our "Continuing Mission"; Notes; 2 Aristotle and James T. Kirk: The Problem of Greatness; Kirk and Megalopsychia; Kirk as a Law unto Himself; Exile to Delta Vega; Captain of the Enterprise; Notes; 3 The Moral Psychology of a Starship Captain

"I Dont Believe in No-Win Scenarios""I Would Have Told Him Anything"; "I Have a Chance to Change All That"; "No Better Than the Enemy"; "The Tapestry of My Life"; Notes; 4 "Make It So": Kant, Confucius, and the Prime Directive; The Search for Spocks Conscience; Into Vagueness; The Final Moral Frontier; Notes; 5 Destroying Utopias: Why Kirk Is a Jerk; Kirk Is a Spoiled Spor(e)t; Mission Log Mayhem; Drugs Are Bad, Mmkay?; They're Not Flourishing!; "This Isn't Life-Its Stagnation"; Whats So Important about Self-Actualization?; But Are They Free?; Kirk Is a Jerk; Notes

6 "We Are Not Going to Kill Today": Star Trek and the Philosophy of PeaceJustice, Peace, and a "Right to the Clouds"; "We All Have Our Darker Side": Causes of Violence; "Some Had to Die That Others Might Live": Justifications for Violence; "No Kill I": Alternatives to Violence; "Peace and Long Life": Star Treks Message of Peace; Notes; Part II Beta Quadrant: Dangerous Rivalries; 7 Klingons: A Cultural Pastiche; First Appearances: "They're Animals!"; "The Way of the Warrior"; "Our Gods Are Dead. Ancient Klingon Warriors Slew Them Millennia Ago"

"I Dont Care What You Look Like, You Are No Klingon!""The Federation Is No More Than a Homo sapiens-Only Club"; Notes; 8 The Borg as Contagious Collectivist Techno-Totalitarian Transhumanists; Cybernetic Servitude; "Resistance Is Futile, You Must Comply"; "We Wish to Improve Ourselves"; "Freedom Is Irrelevant"; Notes; 9 Assimilation and Autonomy; Autonomy Analyzed; "Voyager Is My Collective"; Evangelical Autonomy; Notes; 10 Q: A Rude, Interfering, Inconsiderate, Sadistic Pest-on a Quest for Justice?; Solitary, Nasty, Brutish, and Q; Liberty, yet Not Q License; eQual by Nature; Qumanity; Notes

11 Federation Trekonomics: Marx, the Federation, and the Shift from Necessity to FreedomCapitalism Is Most Illogical; Dammit, Marx, Im a communist, not a Communist!; Set Phasers to "Revolution"; To Boldly Conclude...; Notes; 12 "The Needs of the Many Outweigh the Needs of the Few": Utilitarianism and Star Trek; "Illogical" Human Emotions; The Limits of Sacrifice; Friendship and Loyalty; Your Orders, Captain?; Notes; 13 Casuistry in the Final Frontier; Set Phasers to Learn; Boldly Going Where No Genre Can Go; SCIENCE!!!... I Mean, KHAAAN!!!; Is There a Bones in the House?

-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. Abrams, Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) -Introduces important concepts in philosophy through the vast array of provocative issues raised by the series, such as the ethics of the Prime Directive, Star Trek's philosophy of peace, Data and Voyager's Doctor as persons, moral relativism and the Federation's quest for liberation, the effect of alternate universes on reality and identity, the Borg as transhumanists, Federation Trekonomics, Star Trek's secular society, and much, much more.! -An enterprising and enlightening voyage into deep space that will appeal to hardcore fans and science fiction enthusiasts alike -Publishing in time to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the original TV series

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