The Absolute and Star Trek

Authors: Gonzalez, George A.

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  • Offers the novel approach of utilizing the broadcast iterations of the immensely popular Star Trek franchise to analyze/treat/convey continental philosophy
  • Challenges analytic philosophy, including its application to Star Trek
  • Original and innovative contributions to continental and analytical philosophy, as well as international relations, television studies, Marxism, and pragmatism/neo-pragmatism
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This volume explains how Star Trek allows viewers to comprehend significant aspects of Georg Hegel’s concept the absolute, the driving force behind history.

Gonzalez, with wit and wisdom, explains how Star Trek exhibits central elements of the absolute. He describes how themes and ethos central to the show display the concept beautifully. For instance, the show posits that people must possess the correct attitudes in order to bring about an ideal society: a commitment to social justice; an unyielding commitment to the truth; and a similar commitment to scientific, intellectual discovery. These characteristics serve as perfect embodiments of Hegel’s conceptualization, and Gonzalez's analysis is sharp and exacting.

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George A. Gonzalez is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami, USA. He specializes in the fields of political theory, popular culture, and environmental politics and policy. In the areas of popular culture and political theory he has published two articles in the journal Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, as well as the book The Politics of Star Trek: Justice, War, and the Future.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Absolute and Star Trek
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47794-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47794-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47793-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83826-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 116
Number of Illustrations
5 illustrations in colour
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