Baron, Christian

Science Fiction, Ethics and the Human Condition

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Science Fiction at a Crossroad Between Ethics and Imagination
Christian Baron, Peter Nicolai Halvorsen, Christine Cornea

2. The Perfect Organism: The Intruder of the Alien Films as a Bio-fictional Construct
Christian Baron

3. Science Fiction at the Far Side of Technology: Vernor Vinge’s Singularity Thesis Versus the Limits of AI-Research
Mikkel Willum Johansen

4. A Greenhouse on Mars
Peter Westermann

5. Fascinating! Popular Science Communication and Literary Science Fiction: The Shared Features of Awe and Fascination and Their Significance to Ideas of Science Fictions as Vehicles for Critical Debate About Scientific Enterprises and Their Ethical Implications
Gitte Meyer

Part II. Identity and the Post-Human Condition

6. Our Serial (and Parallel) Selves: Identity in the Age of the Transhuman
Stig W. Jørgensen

7. Commodified Life: Post-Humanism, Cloning and Gender in Orphan Black

Sherryl Vint

8. Religion in a World of Androids and Aliens: Life and Death in Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner and Prometheus

Peter Nicolai Halvorsen

9. I Am Omega Man: Religious Repositioning of the Secular Apocalypse Film in I Am Legend

Tony Degouveia

Part III. The Politics and Ethics of Science Fiction

10. From Isolationism to Globalism: An Overview of Politics and Ethics in the Hollywood Science Fiction Film
Christine Cornea

11. Reinventing Utopia: Politics and Ethics of Choice in the Works of Kim Stanley Robinson
Niels Dalgaard

12. The Final Frontier: Survival Ethics in Extreme Living Conditions as Portrayed in Tom Godwin’s The Cold Equations and Ridley Scott’s Alien

Christian Baron

13. The Politics of Post-Apocalypse: Ideologies on Trial in John Wyndham’s The Day of the Triffids

Jerry Määttä

14. On Ustopias and Finding Courage in a Hopeless Situation
Maud M. L. Eriksen, Mickey Gjerris

Keywords: Philosophy, Ethics, Knowledge - Discourse

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