The Political Philosophy of Dune

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ISBN: OCLC:4575448
Release Date: 1979
Number of pages: 214
Author: Lawrence Swaine Luton
Publisher:

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Dune and Philosophy

Filename: dune-and-philosophy.pdf
ISBN: 9780812697278
Release Date: 2011-04-12
Number of pages: 288
Author: Jeffery Nicholas
Publisher: Open Court

Download and read online Dune and Philosophy in PDF and EPUB Frank Herbert’s Dune is the biggest-selling science fiction story of all time; the original book and its numerous sequels have transported millions of readers into the alternate reality of the Duniverse. Dune and Philosophy raises intriguing questions about the Duniverse in ways that will be instantly meaningful to fans. Those well-known characters—Paul Atreides, Baron Harkkonen, Duncan Idaho, Stilgar, the Bene Gesserit witches—come alive again in this fearless philosophical probing of some of life’s most basic questions. Dune presents us with a vast world in which fanaticism is merciless and history is made by the interplay of ruthless conspiracies. Computers have long been outlawed, so that the abilities of human beings are developed to an almost supernatural level. The intergalactic empire controlled by a privileged aristocracy raises all the old questions of human interaction in a strange yet weirdly familiar setting. Do secret conspiracies direct the future course of human political evolution? Can manipulation of the gene pool create a godlike individual? Are strife and bloodshed essential to progress? Can we know so much about the future that we lose the power to make a difference? Does reliance on valuable resources—such as “spice,” oil, and water—place us at the mercy of those who can destroy those resources? When gholas are reconstructed from the cells of dead people and given those people’s memories, is the ghola the dead person resurrected? Can the exploitation of religion for political ends be reduced to a technique? Fans of Dune will trek through the desert of the Duniverse seeing answers to these and other questions.


Der W stenplanet

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ISBN: 9783641173081
Release Date: 2016-01-11
Number of pages: 800
Author: Frank Herbert
Publisher: Heyne Verlag

Download and read online Der W stenplanet in PDF and EPUB Der erfolgreichste Science-Fiction-Roman aller Zeiten - jetzt neu übersetzt Tausende von Jahren in der Zukunft und eine fantastische Welt: Arrakis, der Wüstenplanet. Einzigartig, herrlich – und grausam. Und doch haben es die Menschen geschafft, sich dieser lebensfeindlichen Umwelt anzupassen ... Vor fünfzig Jahren erschien Frank Herberts Roman Der Wüstenplanet – ein Datum, das den Beginn einer großartigen Erfolgsgeschichte markiert: Der Wüstenplanet wurde zum weltweiten Bestseller und von David Lynch spektakulär verfilmt. Heute gilt das Buch als Meilenstein der Zukunftsliteratur – ein monumentales Epos, das jede Generation von Leserinnen und Lesern neu für sich entdeckt.


Der Gottkaiser des W stenplaneten

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ISBN: 9783641139599
Release Date: 2014-06-02
Number of pages: 608
Author: Frank Herbert
Publisher: Heyne Verlag

Download and read online Der Gottkaiser des W stenplaneten in PDF and EPUB Ich habe diese menschliche Gesellschaft geformt und über dreitausend Jahre damit verbracht, damit die gesamte Spezies endlich erwachsen wird. Dreieinhalb Jahrtausende sind auf Arrakis vergangen, und die Welt hat sich gründlich gewandelt: Der ehemalige Wüstenplanet ist dank technischer Mittel eine grüne Oase geworden. Die einst so stolzen Fremen sind nur noch ein Schatten ihrer selbst, eine touristische Attraktion. Doch es gibt noch ein Stück Vergangenheit auf Arrakis, sorgfältig vor Feuchtigkeit geschützt: die Wüste Sareer. Dort lebt Leto II, der Sohn von Paul Muad’dib. Doch Leto ist kein Mensch mehr. Seit Jahrtausenden vollzieht sein Körper eine Wandlung, geht eine Symbiose mit dem Shai-Hulud ein. Er hat seine Menschlichkeit aufgegeben, um die Menschen zu retten, tritt jetzt als Gott auf und verlangt absolute Unterwerfung. Doch seine Gegner wissen, dass er verletzlich ist – und sie verfügen über die Waffen, um ihn zu vernichten ...


Dune House Corrino

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ISBN: 9780553896954
Release Date: 2002-08-27
Number of pages: 688
Author: Brian Herbert
Publisher: Spectra

Download and read online Dune House Corrino in PDF and EPUB The triumphant conclusion to the blockbuster trilogy that made science fiction history! In Dune: House Corrino Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson bring us the magnificent final chapter in the unforgettable saga begun in Dune: House Atreides and continued in Dune: House Harkonnen. Here nobles and commoners, soldiers and slaves, wives and courtesans shape the amazing destiny of a tumultuous universe. An epic saga of love and war, crime and politics, religion and revolution, this magnificent novel is a fitting conclusion to a great science fiction trilogy ... and an invaluable addition to the thrilling world of Frank Herbert’s immortal Dune. Dune: House Corrino Fearful of losing his precarious hold on the Golden Lion Throne, Shaddam IV, Emperor of a Million Worlds, has devised a radical scheme to develop an alternative to melange, the addictive spice that binds the Imperium together and that can be found only on the desert world of Dune. In subterranean labs on the machine planet Ix, cruel Tleilaxu overlords use slaves and prisoners as part of a horrific plan to manufacture a synthetic form of melange known as amal. If amal can supplant the spice from Dune, it will give Shaddam what he seeks: absolute power. But Duke Leto Atreides, grief-stricken yet unbowed by the tragic death of his son Victor, determined to restore the honor and prestige of his House, has his own plans for Ix. He will free the Ixians from their oppressive conquerors and restore his friend Prince Rhombur, injured scion of the disgraced House Vernius, to his rightful place as Ixian ruler. It is a bold and risky venture, for House Atreides has limited military resources and many ruthless enemies, including the sadistic Baron Harkonnen, despotic master of Dune. Meanwhile, Duke Leto’s consort, the beautiful Lady Jessica, obeying the orders of her superiors in the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood, has conceived a child that the Sisterhood intends to be the penultimate step in the creation of an all-powerful being. Yet what the Sisterhood doesn’t know is that the child Jessica is carrying is not the girl they are expecting, but a boy. Jessica’s act of disobedience is an act of love — her attempt to provide her Duke with a male heir to House Atreides — but an act that, when discovered, could kill both mother and baby. Like the Bene Gesserit, Shaddam Corrino is also concerned with making a plan for the future — securing his legacy. Blinded by his need for power, the Emperor will launch a plot against Dune, the only natural source of true spice. If he succeeds, his madness will result in a cataclysmic tragedy not even he foresees: the end of space travel, the Imperium, and civilization itself. With Duke Leto and other renegades and revolutionaries fighting to stem the tide of darkness that threatens to engulf their universe, the stage is set for a showdown unlike any seen before. From the Hardcover edition.


Politics in Popular Movies

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ISBN: 9781317253976
Release Date: 2015-10-23
Number of pages: 256
Author: John S. Nelson
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Politics in Popular Movies in PDF and EPUB Popular movies can be surprisingly smart about politics - from the portentous politics of state or war, to the grassroots, everyday politics of family, romance, business, church and school. Politics in Popular Movies analyses the politics in many well-known films across four popular genres: horror, war, thriller and science fiction. The book's aims are to appreciate specific movies and their shared forms, to understand their political engagements and to provoke some insightful conversations. The means are loosely related 'film takes' that venture ambitious, playful and engaging arguments on political styles encouraged by recent films. Politics in Popular Movies shows how conspiracy films expose oppressive systems; it explores how various thrillers prefigured American experiences of 9/11 and shaped aspects of the War on Terror; how some horror films embrace new media, while others use ultra-violence to spur political action; it argues that a popular genre is emerging to examine non-linear politics of globalisation, terrorism and more. Finally it analyses the ways in which sci-fi movies reflect populist politics from the Occupy and Tea Party movements, rethink the political foundations of current societies and even remake our cultural images of the future.


Planet of the Apes and Philosophy

Filename: planet-of-the-apes-and-philosophy.pdf
ISBN: 9780812698275
Release Date: 2013-05-20
Number of pages: 288
Author: John Huss
Publisher: Open Court

Download and read online Planet of the Apes and Philosophy in PDF and EPUB What makes humans different from other animals, what humans are entitled to do to other species, whether time travel is possible, what limits should be placed on science and technology, the morality and practicality of genetic engineering—these are just some of the philosophical problems raised by Planet of the Apes. Planet of the Apes and Philosophy looks at all the deeper issues involved in the Planet of the Apes stories. It covers the entire franchise, from Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel Monkey Planet to the successful 2012 reboot Rise of the Planet of the Apes. The chapters reflect diverse points of view, philosophical, religious, and scientific. The ethical relations of humans with animals are explored in several chapters, with entertaining and incisive observations on animal intelligence, animal rights, and human-animal interaction. Genetic engineering is changing humans, animals, and plants, raising new questions about the morality of such interventions. The scientific recognition that humans and chimps share 99 percent of their genes makes a future in which non-human animals acquire greater importance a distinct possibility. Planet of the Apes is the most resonant of all scientific apocalypse myths.


Socratic and Platonic Political Philosophy

Filename: socratic-and-platonic-political-philosophy.pdf
ISBN: 9781107040359
Release Date: 2014-11-28
Number of pages: 240
Author: Christopher P. Long
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Encyclopedia of Political Theory

Filename: encyclopedia-of-political-theory.pdf
ISBN: 9781412958653
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 485
Author: Mark Bevir
Publisher: SAGE

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Die Kinder des W stenplaneten

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ISBN: 9783641139612
Release Date: 2014-06-02
Number of pages: 656
Author: Frank Herbert
Publisher: Heyne Verlag

Download and read online Die Kinder des W stenplaneten in PDF and EPUB Die Bürokraten missbrauchen die wirklichen Absichten der Menschen, die sie eingesetzt haben. Der Djihad, der Heilige Krieg der Fremen, ist vorüber. Das Imperium trägt den Keim des Zerfalls in sich, seit sein Gründer Paul Atreides, genannt Muad’dib, nach Fremenart in die Wüste gegangen ist, um zu sterben. Er hat die Gabe, seherisch in die Zukunft zu blicken, seinen Kindern, den Zwillingen Leto und Ghanima, vererbt. Doch trotz dieser ungeheuren Kräfte sind sie verletzliche Kinder, und sie müssen sich nicht nur mit den Schatten der Vergangenheit auseinandersetzen, die sie heimsuchen, sondern auch mit Attentätern, die sie töten und das Imperium zerschmettern wollen. Da kommt eines Tages ein blinder Prediger aus der Wüste. Er prophezeit den Untergang und erhebt seine Stimme gegen die starre Religion. Ist er der wiedererstandene Muad’dib? Oder ein tödliches Werkzeug der Gegner des Imperiums?


Mentats of Dune

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ISBN: 9781429949767
Release Date: 2014-03-11
Number of pages: 448
Author: Brian Herbert
Publisher: Tor Books

Download and read online Mentats of Dune in PDF and EPUB In Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Mentats of Dune, the thinking machines have been defeated but the struggle for humanity's future continues. Gilbertus Albans has founded the Mentat School, a place where humans can learn the efficient techniques of thinking machines. But Gilbertus walks an uneasy line between his own convictions and compromises in order to survive the Butlerian fanatics, led by the madman Manford Torondo and his Swordmaster Anari Idaho. Mother Superior Raquella attempts to rebuild her Sisterhood School on Wallach IX, with her most talented and ambitious student, Valya Harkonnen, who also has another goal—to exact revenge on Vorian Atreides, the legendary hero of the Jihad, whom she blames for her family's downfall. Meanwhile, Josef Venport conducts his own war against the Butlerians. VenHold Spacing Fleet controls nearly all commerce thanks to the superior mutated Navigators that Venport has created, and he places a ruthless embargo on any planet that accepts Manford Torondo's anti-technology pledge, hoping to starve them into submission. But fanatics rarely surrender easily . . . The Mentats, the Navigators, and the Sisterhood all strive to improve the human race, but each group knows that as Butlerian fanaticism grows stronger, the battle will be to choose the path of humanity's future—whether to embrace civilization, or to plunge into an endless dark age. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


What Jefferson Read Ike Watched and Obama Tweeted

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ISBN: 9781621570578
Release Date: 2013-09-02
Number of pages: 416
Author: Tevi Troy
Publisher: Regnery Publishing

Download and read online What Jefferson Read Ike Watched and Obama Tweeted in PDF and EPUB From Cicero to Snooki, the cultural influences on our American presidents are powerful and plentiful. Thomas Jefferson famously said "I cannot live without books," and his library backed up the claim, later becoming the backbone of the new Library of Congress. Jimmy Carter watched hundreds of movies in his White House, while Ronald Reagan starred in a few in his own time. Lincoln was a theater-goer, while Obama kicked back at home to a few episodes of HBO's "The Wire." America is a country built by thinkers on a foundation of ideas. Alongside classic works of philosophy and ethics, however, our presidents have been influenced by the books, movies, TV shows, viral videos, and social media sensations of their day. In Pop Culture and the American Presidents: From Pamphlets to Podcasts, presidential scholar and former White House aide Tevi Troy combines research with witty observation to tell the story of how our presidents have been shaped by popular culture.


Divine Creation in Ancient Medieval and Early Modern Thought

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ISBN: 9789004156197
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 457
Author: Robert D. Crouse
Publisher: BRILL

Download and read online Divine Creation in Ancient Medieval and Early Modern Thought in PDF and EPUB This volume contains essays by twenty-two eminent scholars from across North America and Europe, examining various aspects of the Hebraic, Hellenic, patristic, medieval, and early modern understandings of God and creation.


Die weisse Pest

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ISBN: 3453400895
Release Date: 1984
Number of pages: 686
Author: Frank Herbert
Publisher:

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Tampa

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ISBN: 9783455812510
Release Date: 2014-01-04
Number of pages: 288
Author: Alissa Nutting
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

Download and read online Tampa in PDF and EPUB Ihr einziger Antrieb ist die Lust, die Lust auf vierzehnjährige Jungs. Celeste ist Ende zwanzig und tritt ihre neue Stelle als Lehrerin an einer Junior High School in Tampa, Florida, mit einer einzigen Absicht an: Sie wird einen ihrer Schüler verführen. Sie selbst hat panische Angst davor zu altern - alle erwachsenen Körper schrecken sie ab, Teenager dagegen wirken auf sie wie ein Jugendelixier. Als ihr Blick fällt auf den naiven und zurückhaltenden Jack Patrick fällt, erkennt sie in ihm das perfekte Opfer. Ohne moralische Bedenken manipuliert sie den Jungen, der seine schöne Lehrerin bewundert und sich von ihrer Aufmerksamkeit geschmeichelt fühlt. Doch ihre Gier ist unersättlich und irgendwann geht Celeste zu weit. In ihrem Debüt erzählt Alissa Nutting den Tabubruch radikal aus der Perspektive ihrer gefühlskalten, psychopathischen Protagonistin. Tampa ist eine moderne Antwort auf Nabokovs Lolita und erinnert an American Psycho, wenn Alissa Nutting unserer Gesellschaft gnadenlos den Spiegel vorhält und dabei alle Tabus bricht.