Sat, May 01 | Online Webinar

Dr John Donaldson and Star Wars Philosophy

Dr John Donaldson has taught pop-culture and philosophy courses at Glasgow University over a number of years, some of which gained widespread media attention in a rather strange and unexpected disturbance in the Force
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Dr John Donaldson and Star Wars Philosophy

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May 01, 6:30 PM
Online Webinar

About the Event

The Star Wars universe is one in which a mysterious power – the Force – governs all and directs the destiny of individuals and civilizations alike. But what does the notion that a person has a destiny – a fixed future – tell us about how free that person's actions really are, and how morally responsible for those actions they can legitimately be held to be?

This talk will examine this and associated questions concerning the relationship between there being a fixed future, free will, and justified moral praise or blame, all against the backdrop of George Lucas' epic tale of the struggle between good and evil in a galaxy far, far away...

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