Tuesday, October 20, 2015

“Star Wars” Western Technology Meets Asian spirituality – Germany Kultur

Catherine Newmark in conversation with Marianne Allweiss and André Hatting hear


The movie character “Master Yoda” is on 05/20/2015 at a press tour of the exhibition “Star Wars Identities” in the Odysseum in Cologne to see. (picture alliance / dpa – Henning Kaiser)

Up “Star Wars VII” end of the year hits theaters, fans must content themselves with appetizers: short trailers, which nonetheless achieve millions of clicks on the Internet. Catherine Newmark explains what makes “Star Wars” so fascinating.

The “Star Wars” series – which is not only the financially most successful film project of all time, but also philosophically interesting. Was behind a “very thoughtful, very complete draft of a mythical universe,” says our editor Catherine Newmark.

“On the one hand there is a very fundamental conflict between good and evil, and this is not only as it were the good guys and the bad guys. But there’s just always this question of how one goes in, so Anakin Skywalker, who becomes Darth Vader, and then yet redeemed again at the end of his life, at least in the second trilogy. ”

“How do we get today on spiritual level?”

Another Erfolsfaktor of “Star Wars” was that in the attempt would be made, Western technology and Asian . to link spirituality

“It is also a philosophical question, the very urgent, many philosophers ask today: How do we get our modern philosophy of technology, our modern technological society actually still on spiritual levels and? ‘Star Wars’ is it not an uninteresting answer “

The trailer for the new “Star Wars” movie in the network.


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