Science Fiction And The Moral Imagination

Author: Russell Blackford
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319616854
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In this highly original book, Russell Blackford discusses the intersection of science fiction and humanity’s moral imagination.

Science Fiction Ethics And The Human Condition

Author: Christian Baron
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331956577X
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They represent a utopian moral imagination in the sense that Atwood through
them articulates and visualises several sets of ideals to live by. Such visions of “
good lives” are morally significant as they can both challenge and enhance the
reader's own moral ideals. However, the dystopian elements of Atwood's novels
are equally productive ethically speaking, as they articulate possible moral
disasters to avoid. In a collection of essays about science fiction, Atwood writes: “
Ustopia is a ...

Tenses Of Imagination

Author: Raymond Williams
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9783039118267
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This volume brings together a complete collection of Williams's critical essays on science fiction and futurology, Utopia, and dystopia, in literature, film, television, and politics, and with extracts from his two future novels, The ...

Modern Mystery Fantasy And Science Fiction Writers

Author: Bruce Cassiday
Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group
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Bradbury is not writing about the gadgets of conquest; his real concerns are the
soul and the moral imagination. When the boy hero of Dandelion Wine, in an
abrupt mystical experience, is seized almost bodily by the glowing
consciousness that he is really alive, we glimpse that mystery: the soul. When, in
Something Wicked This Way Comes, the lightning-rod salesman is reduced
magically to an idiot dwarf because all his life he had fled from perilous
responsibility, we know the moral ...

The Oxford Handbook Of Science Fiction

Author: Rob Latham
Publisher: Oxford Handbooks
ISBN: 0199838844
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... about the strategic framework of American foreign policy (for example, whether
the Bush doctrine of “preemption” is to be preferred over Cold War “containment”)
never advance beyond the baseline assumption that war is the continuation of
diplomacy by other means. To insist that war is not the extension but the failure of
diplomacy, that voluntary enlistment constitutes a lack of moral imagination, that
deserters and conscientious objectors should be recognized as figures of
courage ...

Postmodern Science Fiction And Temporal Imagination

Author: Elana Gomel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 144117883X
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This book argues against the widespread perception of postmodern narrativity as atemporal and ahistorical, claiming that postmodernity is characterized by an explosion of heterogeneous narrative "timeshapes" or chronotopes.

Moral Machines

Author: Wendell Wallach
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199705962
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For additional reading about imagination, cognition, and ethics, see Mark
Johnson's 1994 book Moral Imagination: Implications of Cognitive Science for
Ethics as well as the May, Friedman, and Clark anthology mentioned in the notes
to chapter 10. ... The idea of a “soft takeoff” for the Singularity has been proposed
by Ray Kurzweil and Hans Moravec and was dramatized by Charles Stross in his
science fiction novel Accelerando, which was first published as an electronic
book for free ...

Foundations Of Science Fiction

Author: John J. Pierce
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
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Thematic, rather than chronological, organization sets this work apart from previous analyses.

Dark Horizons

Author: Tom Moylan
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415966146
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This book contains notations of mugham performance--a fusion of traditional poetry and musical improvisation--and analysis of hybrid genres, such as mugham-operas and symphonic mugham by native composers.

The Moral Brain

Author: Jan Verplaetse
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402062872
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The moral brain teases the imagination and triggers the fantasy of many people,
both laymen and scientists. Engineering human morality is a recurring and
popular theme in science fiction, from Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr
. Hyde and the French fin-de-siècle author Albert Robida's “moral bacilli” to
Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange. Even the renowned Spanish neurologist
Santiago Ramon y Cajal dedicated one of his fiction tales to this fantasy. All these
stories are ...