THUNK – 68. Star Wars, John Dewey, & Canonicity

The Star Wars Expanded Universe recently lost its canonicity; what does that really mean? Does John Dewey know?

-Links for the Curious-

John Dewey’s main work on aesthetics, “Art as Experience” –

Lucasfilm’s official announcement of the demotion of Expanded Universe media to sub-canonical status –

PBS Idea Channel’s fantastic episode regarding Neon Genesis Evangelion, authorial intent, & the death of the author –

The Wookiepedia entry for “Holocron” –

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy’s summary of philosophy surrounding nonexistent objects –

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