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Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy: Mission Accomplished or Mission Frakked Up? (Popular Culture and Philosophy #33)

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In attempting to retain her "human" side, does Sharon really have free will? Is killing a Cylon murder or garbage disposal? These are some of the questions addressed in this thoughtful collection of writings on the philosophical underpinnings of Battlestar, Galactica. The book includes a brief analysis of the original 1970s and 80s series but concentrates primarily on the ...more
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Published June 1st 2008 by Open Court Publishing Company
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Ivan
Jul 07, 2008 Ivan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm biased because I wrote two of the essays in this book.
Michael
Sep 21, 2008 Michael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been getting a number of the Popular Culture and Philosophy books. I haven't really studied classical philosophy. I didn't take a basic Philosophy class in college.

So, seeing different philosophies shown through the prism of another subject I really like has been really interesting. There's no central theme to the book. You don't get a progressive look at different philosophies over time as illustrated by BSG. What you get is a series of essays grouped broadly into different topics that exa
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Heather
There's lots of interesting viewpoints presented here, but the book loses points for some seriously sloppy copyediting. There are duplicated sentences, missing commas, and even characters names spelled wrong. I know things slip through the cracks sometimes, but it got to a point that I could no longer ignore it.

I also wish it had been compiled after the new series was finished, it only goes through season three, but a some of the arguments presented necessarily change with information presented
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Jul 10, 2008 Soozums rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
because i'm that much of a nerd
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