This course will provide an introduction to a variety of philosophical topics, using science fiction to make these abstract philosophical problems vivid. We will explore the philosophical implications of science fiction staples such as: time travel, teleportation, virtual reality, super-intelligent robots, futuristic utopias, and parallel universes. With these stories in hand, we'll investigate philosophical questions about knowledge, reality, ethics, and the mind. This course is ideal for those who have taken zero to one philosophy courses in the past; no science background is required.
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This course is ideal for those who have taken zero to one philosophy courses in the past; no science background is required
3 hr/week lecture w/discussion