Star Wars and Philosophy online course- Coming soon to a galaxy near you!

Star Wars and Philosophy online course- Coming soon to a galaxy near you!

Star Wars and Philosophy-Destiny, Justice and the Metaphysics of the Force

The Star Wars universe is one in which a mysterious force, 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 course will examine this and associated questions concerning the relationship between there being a fixed future, free will, and moral praise or blame, all against the backdrop of George Lucas' epic tale of the triumph of good over evil in a galaxy far, far away.  This will be an online course which will comprise about 5 hours of recorded lectures, and invite about 5 hours of other participatory work from students (reading, quiz taking, engaging with online forums, and so on).

This course is scheduled to commence in Spring 2018. To register your interest please click here