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  • Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy

  • Written by: The Great Courses
  • Narrated by: Professor David K. Johnson PhD University of Oklahoma
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
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The science fiction genre has become increasingly influential in mainstream popular culture, evolving into one of the most engaging storytelling tools we use to think about technology and consider the shape of the future. Along the way, it has also become one of the major lenses we use to explore important philosophical questions. The origins of science fiction are most often thought to trace to Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, a story born from a night of spooky tale-telling by the fireside that explores scientific, moral, and ethical questions that were of great concern in the 19th century - and that continue to resonate today.

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  • To Be and Beyond, what is Science

  • By 101mystic on 2018-09-19

A great course

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Reviewed: 2019-02-28

Thank you Professor Johnson. You have definitely blown my mind with the topics covered in your course. I need to go back and take my time to listen to this course again. There is so much information to process and to be honest I found the course to be so stimulating at times that I wanted to quit my job and devote my life to the pursuit of truth. I look forward to listening to your audiobook again and again and hope that the Great Courses will have you back. I promise that I won't be hasty and quit my job, but, I think I've found a new side hustle. Thank you very much for your efforts. Cheers!