Science Fiction as Philosophy (Great Courses)

Ranked #43 in Utilitarianism

This series of lectures explores philosophy idea as demonstrated in the genre of Science Fiction in popular literature and cinema.

The origins of science fiction are most often thought to trace to Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein,a story born from a night of spooky tale-telling by the fireside that explores scientific, moral, and ethical questions that were of great concern in the 19th century—and that continue to resonate today. And, although novels and short stories built the foundations of science fiction, film and television have emerged as equally powerful,...

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