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Dune and philosophy : minds, monads, and Muad'Dib / edited by Kevin S. Decker.

Decker, Kevin S. (redaktör/utgivare)
ISBN 9781119841395
Publicerad: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Blackwell, 2023
Engelska xviii, 249 pages
Serie: The Blackwell philosophy and pop culture series
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  • Introduction. "He who controls the spice controls the universe" / Kevin S. Decker -- A brief Dune series timeline -- Songs of Muad'Dib : culture and religion in Dune. Liberating women's bodies : feminist philosophy and the Bene Gesserit of Dune / Kara Kennedy -- What do Zendaya's blue eyes really mean? / Edwardo Pérez -- The golden path and multicultural meanings of life / Ethan Mills -- Messiahs, Jihads, and God emperors : should humanity just give up religion? / Greg Littmann -- (Re)defining masculinity and femininity in Villeneuve's Dune / Edwardo Pérez -- Arrakis awakening : science and ecology in Dune. Spiritual realm adaptation : Arrakeen spice, terrestrial psychedelics, and technique / A.M. Houot -- Thinking like a desert : environmental philosophy and Dune / Zach Vereb -- Humans, machines, and an ethics for technology in Dune / Zachary Pirtle -- The wisdom of Muad'Dib : mind, memory, and interpretation in Dune. "Thou shalt make a human mind in the likenss of a machine" : imitation, thinking machines, and mentats / Tomi Kokkonen, Ilmari Hirvonen, and Matti Mäkikangas -- Herbert's gholas : mystical legends and scientific inspiration / Jennifer Mundale -- Psychological expanses of Dune : Indigenous philosopy, Americana, and existentialism / Matthew Crippen -- Thatched cottages at Cordeville : Hegel, Heidegger, and the death of art in Dune / Kevin S. Decker -- The lens of time : freedom, history, and evil in Dune. Should the Bene Gesserit be in charge? / Greg Littman -- Prisoners of prophecy : freedom and foreknowledge in the Dune series / William Peden -- Time versus history : a conflict central to Herbert's Dune / Aaron Irvin -- The humanity of Muad'Dib : morality and ethics in Dune. Secher Nbiw and the child's right to an open future / Kenneth R. Pike -- The spice of life : hedonism and Nozick in the Dune universe / Luke Hillman -- "Less than a god, more than a man" : is it morally wrong to make a Kwisatz Haderach? / Alexandra Dragomir -- That which does not kill me makes me Shai-Hulud : self-overcoming in Nietzsche, Hinduism, and Dune / Steve Bein -- Lessons of the great revolt : politics and war in Dune. The God emperor and the tyrant : the political theology of Frank Herbert's Dune saga / James R.M. Wakefield -- Lessons from Islamic philosopy on the politics of Paul Atreides / Galipcan Altinkaya and Mehmet Kuyurtar -- Why settle for Hobbes's sovereign when you could have a God emperor? / R.S. Leiby -- the mind at war : conflict and cognition in Frank Herbert's Dune / Sam Forsythe.
  • "He who controls the spice controls the universe." Frank Herbert's Dune saga is the epic story of Paul, son of Duke Leto Atreides, and heir to the massive fortune promised by the desert planet Arrakis and its vast reservoirs of a drug called "spice." To control the spice, Paul and his mother Jessica, a devotee of the pseudo-religious Bene Gesserit order, must find their place in the culture of the desert-dwelling Fremen of Arrakis. Paul must contend with both the devious rival House Harkonnen and the gargantuan desert sandworms--the source of the spice. The future of the Imperium depends upon one young man who will need to lead a new jihad to control the universe. Dune and Philosophy recruits 23 philosophers to sift wisdom from Frank Herbert's Duniverse, including the first of an expected series of films following Paul "Muad'Dib" Atreides and his descendants, captivatingly brought to the big screen by Denis Villeneuve in 2021. Part of the New Wave of science fiction of the 60s and 70s, Dune is characterized by literary experimentation with shifting styles, differing narrative points of view, and with the "psychedelic" culture of the period. In Dune, the long-term strategies and intricate plots of warring Great Houses are driven not just by Heighliner spacecraft and lasguns, but also by mind-expanding drugs, psychic powers, dystopian themes, race memories, and martial arts allowing control of the mind and the body. Substantial yet accessible chapters address philosophical questions including: Is it morally right to create a savior? Would interplanetary travel change human nature? What is the deeper meaning of desert ecologies? In conflict, how can you stay light years ahead of your opponents? Are there some drugs we would want to be addicted to? Does history repeat itself? Tens of thousands of years into an intergalactic future, can humans endure or will we sacrifice what is most important in our humanity for power, glory, religion and of course, the control of the spice? Dune and Philosophy sets an intellectual course through sand and stars to find out. 


Filosofi i litteraturen  (sao)
Philosophy in literature  (LCSH)
Philosophy in motion pictures  (LCSH)
Dune (Imaginary place)  -- Philosophy. (LCSH)
Science fiction  -- Philosophy. (LCSH)
Science fiction  -- teori, filosofi (sao)
Philosophy in literature  (LCSH)


Analys och tolkning  (saogf)


Herbert, Frank -- Philosophy.


Herbert, Frank.: Dune series 


Dune (Motion picture : 1984)
Dune (Motion picture : 2021)


PS3558.E617 (LCC)
PS3558.E63 (LCC)
813/.54 (DDC)
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