Friday, September 18, 2015

What is George A. Gonzalez reading?

Featured at Writers Read: George A. Gonzalez, author of The Politics of Star Trek: Justice, War, and the Future.

His entry begins:
James Kreines, Reason in the World: Hegel’s Metaphysics and its Philosophical Appeal (Oxford University Press, 2015) – The Star Trek franchise has taught me that justice exists as a metaphysical entity. As a result, I’ve taken to reading continental philosophy – especially that related to Georg Hegel (1770 – 1831). Hegel argued that justice emanates from the Absolute. My view is that Star Trek reflects, conveys the justice of the Absolute – a classless society, free of...[read on]
About The Politics of Star Trek, from the publisher:
The Star Trek franchise reflects, conveys, and comments upon the key philosophical tensions of the modern era: pragmatism vs. justice; universalism vs. traditionalism; empire vs. consensual polity; environmentalism vs. modernity. George A. Gonzalez details the manner in which these tensions and controversies are manifested in Star Trek across its iterations, and in so doing argues that Star Trek offers an indispensable intellectual and analytical contribution to our understanding of the politics of the modern era.
George A. Gonzalez is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami.

Learn more about The Politics of Star Trek at the Palgrave Macmillan website.

Writers Read: George A. Gonzalez.

--Marshal Zeringue