Science Fiction and the Moral Imagination by Russell Blackford audiobook

Science Fiction and the Moral Imagination: Visions, Minds, Ethics

By Russell Blackford
Read by John Lescault

Blackstone Publishing 9783319616834

The Science and Fiction Series

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In this highly original audiobook, Russell Blackford discusses the intersection of science fiction and humanity’s moral imagination. With the rise of science and technology in the nineteenth century, and our continually improving understanding of the cosmos, writers and thinkers soon began to imagine futures greatly different from the present. Science fiction was born out of the realization that future technoscientific advances could dramatically change the world. Along with the developments described in modern science fiction—space societies, conscious machines, and upgraded human bodies, to name but a few—come a new set of ethical challenges and new forms of ethics. Blackford identifies these issues and their reflection in science fiction. This fascinating audiobook will appeal to anyone with an interest in philosophy or science fiction, or in how they interact.

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In this highly original audiobook, Russell Blackford discusses the intersection of science fiction and humanity’s moral imagination. With the rise of science and technology in the nineteenth century, and our continually improving understanding of the cosmos, writers and thinkers soon began to imagine futures greatly different from the present. Science fiction was born out of the realization that future technoscientific advances could dramatically change the world.

Along with the developments described in modern science fiction—space societies, conscious machines, and upgraded human bodies, to name but a few—come a new set of ethical challenges and new forms of ethics. Blackford identifies these issues and their reflection in science fiction. This fascinating audiobook will appeal to anyone with an interest in philosophy or science fiction, or in how they interact.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This is a seasoned, balanced analysis of a major issue in our thinking about the future, seen through the lens of science fiction, a central art of our time.” Greg Benford, author of Timescape

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Author Bio: Russell Blackford

Author Bio: Russell Blackford

Russell Blackford is Conjoint Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Science at the University of Newcastle, Australia. A renowned philosopher, literary critic, and commentator on a range of topics including legal and political philosophy, philosophy of religion, metaethics, and philosophical bioethics, a prolific essayist and author whose works include Freedom of Religion and the Secular State. Dr. Blackford is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Evolution and Technology.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 8.70
Audience: Adult
Language: English