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Tami

Tami

I'd do nothing but reading if I could (ok, maybe eat some great food, buy some fancy shoes between two books...oh, and spend some quality time with the gorgeous guy I married while I am on reading-break anyway...)

Unfortunately more important than ever.

Die Philosophie in Star Trek (German Edition) - Olivia Vieweg, Klaus Vieweg

This was a very enjoyable read - and I normally do not read books about philosophy.

 

In this book, the author succeeded in not making it too dry to digest.

He tied enough scenes from TOS into the chapters to make a solid connection between philosophers like Hegel, Nietzsche, Constant and Kant and Gene Roddenberry's personal convictions.

 

I did not really care much for the cartoon - they did not serve any purpose in my opinion -  the lady who did them has the same surname as the author, so there you go.

 

But all in all it was surprisingly entertaining and it drove home the simplicity of morals.

 

As I said, it felt more poignant in the current situation.

 

Seems we haven't learnt much since the 1960ies, so Roddenberry's ideals are still far from "normal" - we still have to strive to reach them. And fall short too often as a species.

 

And now I sound all maudlin - I should stay away from Twitter for some time I suppose...