Philosophy through Science Fiction Stories: Exploring the Boundaries of the Possible (Paperback)

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By Helen de Cruz (Editor), Johan de Smedt (Editor), Eric Schwitzgebel (Editor)
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Description


Bringing together short stories by award-winning contemporary science fiction authors and philosophers, this book covers a wide range of philosophical ideas from ethics, philosophy of religion, political philosophy, and metaphysics.

Alongside the introductory pieces by the editors that help readers to understand how philosophy can be done through science fiction, you will find end-of-story notes written by the authors that contextualize their stories within broader philosophical themes. Organised thematically, these stories address fundamental philosophical questions such as:

*What does it mean to be human?
*Is neural enhancement a good thing?
*What makes a life worthwhile?
*What political systems are best?

By making complex ideas easily accessible, this unique book allows you to engage with philosophical ideas in entertaining new ways, and is an ideal entry point for anyone interested in using fiction to better understand philosophy.

About the Author


Helen De Cruz is Danforth Chair in the Humanities at Saint Louis University, USA. Johan De Smedt is Postdoctoral Fellow at Saint Louis University, USA. Eric Schwitzgebel is Professor of Philosophy at University of California, Riverside, USA.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781350081215
ISBN-10: 1350081213
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publication Date: January 14th, 2021
Pages: 264
Language: English