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Star Trek and the Politics of Globalism

  • George A. Gonzalez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 139-148

About this book

Introduction

The Absolute, philosophized most saliently about by Georg Hegel, encompasses the entirety of reality.   The absolute (reality) is composed of five dimensions – height, length, width, time, and justice.  The five dimensions operate dialectically, and the normative values of reality inhere within the fifth dimension (justice) – hard, soft, moral, ethical, yellow, etc. ad infinitum.  The normative values from the fifth dimension (justice), in combination with the brain, comprise the human mind.  With the issues of climate change, world-wide biosphere destruction, nuclear weapons, international trade regimes, humanity has created the phenomenon of global politics – thereby changing the fifth dimension.  The argument in this volume is that the broadcast iterations of Star Trek allow us to comprehend significant aspects of justice and the politics of globalism – created through the advent of science, technology, engineering, etc.  The creators of Star Trek hold that nationalism is a psychological pathology and internationalism is rationality.


Keywords

geopolitics Hegel Marx media studies political philosophy

Authors and affiliations

  • George A. Gonzalez
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Miami Coral GablesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95411-0
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-95410-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-95411-0
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