How Philosophy will be helping us understand 'the Final Frontier'?
London, 28 July 2009: Join The Philosophy Shop on a special upcoming 6-evening programme of philosophical discussions, debates and exploration on the serious philosophical questions and themes behind much modern Science Fiction literature, movies and television dramas (SF).
That can be The Matrix's entertaining opening up of the question of ‘how do we know what is real?’ to issues around Personal Identity in a film like Bladerunner to much more complex issues around ethics and epistemology in movies like Solaris or 20001: a Space Odyssey, as well as the many TV shows and literature in the genre. After all, as acknowledged Grand Master SF writer Philip K. Dick once said, “The true protagonist in an SF story is an idea, not a person.”
The course is led by Peter Worley, a London-based philosopher,...