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” – thenewschoolhistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Dewey-ArtasExperience.pdf

Lucasfilm’s official announcement of the demotion of Expanded Universe media to sub-canonical status – www.starwars.com/news/the-legendary-star-wars-expanded-universe-turns-a-new-page

PBS Idea Channel’s fantastic episode regarding Neon Genesis Evangelion, authorial intent, & the death of the author – www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVm65tlhqw8

The Wookiepedia entry for “Holocron” – starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Holocron

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy’s summary of philosophy surrounding nonexistent objects – plato.stanford.edu/entries/nonexistent-objects/

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