The illusion of freedom, the tragedy of fate, and the moral development of Ender Wiggin
History and Philosophy
A threat to humanity portending the end of our species lurks in the cold recesses of space. Our only hope is an eleven-year-old boy. Celebrating the long-awaited release of the movie adaptation of Orson Scott Card's novel about highly trained child geniuses fighting a race of invading aliens, this collection of original essays probes key philosophical questions raised in the narrative, including the ethics of child soldiers, politics on the internet, and the morality of war and genocide. Original essays dissect the diverse philosophical questions raised in Card's best-selling sci-fi classic, winner of the Nebula and Hugo Awards and which has been translated in 29 languages Publication coincides with planned release of major motion picture adaptation of "Ender's Game" starring Asa Butterfield and Harrison Ford Treats a wealth of core contemporary issues in morality and ethics, including child soldiers, the best kind of education and the use and misuse of global communications for political purposes A stand-out addition to the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture series
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Proulx, J., & Decker, K. S. (2013). The illusion of freedom, the tragedy of fate, and the moral development of Ender Wiggin. In K. S. Decker (Ed.), Ender’s game and philosophy: The logic gate is down(pp. 21–31). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
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