Author - Jason T. Eberl

Jason T. Eberl, Ph.D. is the Hubert Mader Professor of Health Care Ethics and Philosophy and Director of the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University. His research interests include the philosophy of human nature and its application to issues at the margins of life; ethical issues related to end-of-life care, biotechnology, and healthcare allocation; and the philosophical thought of Thomas Aquinas.

He is the author of 'Thomistic Principles and Bioethics' (Routledge 2006), 'The Routledge Guidebook to Aquinas’ Summa Theologiae' (Routledge 2016), and 'The Nature of Human Persons: Metaphysics and Bioethics' (University of Notre Dame Press 2020), as well as editor of 'Contemporary Controversies in Catholic Bioethics' (Springer 2017). Additionally, he has edited or co-edited 'Star Wars and Philosophy' (Open Court 2005), 'Star Trek and Philosophy' (Open Court 2008), 'Battlestar Galactica and Philosophy' (Wiley-Blackwell 2008), 'Sons of Anarchy and Philosophy' (Wiley-Blackwell 2013), 'The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy' (Wiley-Blackwell 2015), 'The Ultimate Star Trek and Philosophy' (Wiley-Blackwell 2016), 'The Philosophy of Christopher Nolan' (Lexington 2017), and ‘Star Wars and Philosophy Strikes Back’ (Wiley-Blackwell 2023).

Does it take faith to be a Jedi? Are droids capable of thought? Should Jar Jar Binks be held responsible for the rise of the Empire? Presenting entirely new essays, no aspect of the myth and magic of George Lucas’s creation is left philosophically unexamined in The Ultimate Star Wars and Philosophy.
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