|Winter Term 2019 Science Fiction and Philosophy - 1280 - PHIL 315
Prerequisites/Notes: One course in philosophy or junior standing, or consent of instructor
Catalog Description : What can alternative science fiction worlds and speculative futures reveal about the nature of reality and our own condition? In answering this question we will engage philosophical puzzles inspired by science fiction in various forms: short stories, novels, television series and movies. Topics may include time travel, robot intelligence and consciousness, scientific knowledge, morality, political power, free will and personal identity. Lecture/discussion.
Attributes: Humanities Div GER (01cr), BM Humanities (01cr), Foundation/Gateway Course