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By D. E. Wittkower, Lucinda Rush

Ender’s Game, Orson Scott Card’s award-winning 1985 novel, has been came upon and rediscovered through generations of technology fiction lovers, even being followed as examining via the U.S. Marine Corps. Ender's video game and its sequels discover wealthy topics — the violence and cruelty of youngsters, the position of empathy in conflict, and the stability of person dignity and the social reliable — with compelling parts of a coming-of-age tale.

Ender’s video game and Philosophy brings jointly over 30 philosophers to have interaction in wide-ranging dialogue on matters corresponding to: the justifiability of pre-emptive moves; how Ender’s disconnected and dispassionate violence is reflected in today’s drone war; no matter if the top of saving the species can justify the main brutal skill; the justifiability of lies and deception in wartime, and the way army colleges produce education in advantage.

The authors of Ender’s online game and Philosophy problem readers to confront the demanding situations that Ender’s video game offers, bringing new insights to the assumption of a simply conflict, the virtues of the soldier, the character of adolescence, and the intense paintings of enjoying games.(less)

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Hume argues that one is never justified in accepting the report of a miracle. Although there are obvious parallels between purported miracles and Lucy’s testimony, I’ve not included a discussion of Hume in this essay because it is essential to his argument that a miracle is a violation of a law of nature. But Lucy makes no claim to have experienced a literal miracle. For all she is claiming, her adventure in Narnia has an explanation that is perfectly in keeping with natural laws. narnia & philosophy 2012_narnia & philosophy 2/13/12 10:50 AM Page 30 30 Thomas D.

P. 58. , p. 59. ”5 Her point is that virtuous seekers of truth will not seek to understand things merely as a means to accomplish further goals. Rather, they will value an accurate understanding of the world as an end in itself. Importantly, a search for truth is not the same thing as the attempt to ensure that one never holds any false beliefs. Some philosophers have made this mistake. K. ” The misguided attempt to avoid at all costs holding any false beliefs was the downfall of the renegade dwarfs in The Last Battle.

When the newly-created Talking Animals begin to speak, the human witnesses are amazed to find that they can understand them. Everyone, that is, except Uncle Andrew. All he can hear is barkings, howlings, and the like (MN, Chapter 10, p. 75). But why? Why wasn’t Uncle Andrew able to understand like everyone else? This is the sort of question asked by virtue epistemologists. And as we shall see, virtue epistemology can shed a great deal of light on the puzzle before us. But before looking at the insights that virtue epistemology can bring us, let’s get clear on what virtue epistemology is.

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