PHIL 154 - Science Fiction and Philosophy
Spring 2020, Section 101
Instruction Mode: Section 101 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
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Details

Credits:
2
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

Science fiction deals with what might be physically possible, however far-fetched or far-out it might seem today. Many parts of philosophy (and even science!) are engaged in a similar examination of physical modality. Methodologically, these disciplines frequently utilize thought experiments: hypothetical scenarios that illuminate foundational questions about the nature of reality and human existence. In this course, we will use science fiction as a springboard to analyze philosophical ideas. Concrete thought experiments will focus on time travel, teleportation, virtual reality, super-intelligent robots, and cloning. These will raise broader philosophical questions about knowledge, reality, ethics, and the human mind.

Schedule

PHIL 154 - Science Fiction and Philosophy
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101 (LEC)
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