Future Present: Ethics And/As Science Fiction

Future Present: Ethics And/As Science Fiction

Future Present: Ethics And/As Science Fiction

Future Present: Ethics And/As Science Fiction

Synopsis

To prepare for the Other: this is the mission of ethics. Future Present: Ethics and/as Science Fiction fuses contemporary philosophy from Heidegger, Derrida, Levinas, and others with cultural texts preoccupied with the future arrival of an Other: science fiction. We peer through the lens of science fiction with the help of H. G. Wells, Wait Disney, Star Trek, David Cronenberg, Philip K. Dick, and many others, in search of a theory of ethics that leaves open the possibility of the Other and encourages empathy, which is necessary for survival in our multicultural world.
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