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By Jason T. Eberl

ISBN-10: 1405178140

ISBN-13: 9781405178143

This thought-provoking publication examines the philosophical matters bobbing up from the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica
tv sequence, revealing how the ragtag fleet's outward trip to Earth can be an inward exploration for the human survivors and their Cylon pursuers.

Part of The Blackwell Philosophy and pa tradition sequence.

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You have a plan. NOTES 1 2 Friedrich Nietzsche, Genealogy of Morals (GM), trans. Walter Kaufmann (New York: Vintage Books, 1989), 26. Further references will be given in the text. Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil (BGE), trans. R. J. Hollingdale (New York: Penguin, 1990), 195. Further references will be given in the text. 27 Robert Sharp 3 4 28 Homer, The Odyssey, trans. Robert Fitzgerald (Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1963), 201. For further discussion of D’Anna’s fascination with death and rebirth, see Brian Willems’ chapter in this volume.

A young man enters and they have sex. Afterwards, her paramour reveals that he’s responsible for her husband’s learning of the fertility potion. It’s all part of an elaborate scheme devised so that he might share the night with her, for he’s madly in love with her. Surrounded by corruption on all sides, what’s a virtuous woman to do? The pleasures of a hot night of sex still coursing through her body, she embraces her new love, exclaiming, “Your cleverness, my husband’s stupidity, my mother’s folly, and my confessor’s rascality have brought me to do what I never would have done of myself .

Apollo could concede that the Cylons are persons, but argue that we can kill them anyway. The strongest argument Helo could offer would be a form of “just war” theory. This theory has a long tradition in Western philosophy, stretching back to Roman law and the Judeo-Christian religious tradition. It seeks to establish when a war is morally defensible and what the limits to justifiable military action are—and it has never justified genocide. There are two components of just war theory, both of which have to be satisfied.

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