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Dune and Philosophy

Jeffrey Nicholas

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Open Court
21 April 2011
Science fiction; Popular philosophy; Sci-Fi Reference; Essays; Future Society
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. 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?
Edited by:   Jeffrey Nicholas
Imprint:   Open Court
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   340g
ISBN:   9780812697155
ISBN 10:   0812697154
Series:   Popular Culture and Philosophy
Pages:   288
Publication Date:   21 April 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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