By Jason T. Eberl
This thought-provoking ebook examines the philosophical concerns coming up from the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica
tv sequence, revealing how the ragtag fleet's outward trip to Earth is additionally an inward exploration for the human survivors and their Cylon pursuers.
Part of The Blackwell Philosophy and pa tradition sequence.
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Such is the case of Lucretia, a young woman of outstanding virtue and beauty, who’s approached by her aging husband with a scheme for having a child. He’s recently learned of a potion that will make her fertile, but will kill the first man to sleep with her. He asks her to take the potion and sleep with another man. She resists, and turns to her mother and her priest for guidance. Unfortunately, both of them are corrupt and encourage her to go along with the plan. She acquiesces, takes the potion, and awaits her victim in bed.
The set is preposterous: How does he command a military operation from up there? What if someone needed to show him a map? What does he do on that perch when not addressing his henchmen? Does he spend his days pressing the fingertips of his two hands together and laughing maniacally? Actually, these questions are misguided. The original BSG employed the late character actor John Colicos to play a classic melodramatic villain, a type he’d played with great brio before on countless TV shows like Star Trek and Mission Impossible.
Robert Loftis all the others: lust. At first this seems like a weird choice. The soul is full of desires that can get us in trouble: desires for money, fame, power, drugs, even food. Like lust, these aren’t bad in themselves, but are ruinous if you let them run your life. ”2 Plato may also pick on lust because he’s not a fan of the body and its biological functions, and lust is very much a bodily sin—unlike, say, the desire for fame—and makes a better candidate for the ruin of tyrants than the other cardinal sin of the body: gluttony.