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PHIL 324 - Philosophy and Science Fiction


Description:
Covers issues in analytic philosophy via examination of science fiction works. Topics may include skepticism, free will, personal identity, artificial intelligence, machine ethics, transhumanism, genetic engineering and time travel.

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Examine and critically analyze issues in contemporary philosophy that are raised in science fiction works (books, short stories, films, television).
  • Recognize and describe the treatment of these philosophical issues as they appear in science-fiction works.
  • Critically assess a philosophical position for its implications and its plausibility.
  • Formulate and defend a position of one’s own on these issues, with reference to the relevant positions described in the philosophical literature and the ideas displayed in science fiction works.
  • Display knowledge of the core concepts and methods of philosophy, and the ability to deploy those concepts and methods in reasoning.

Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
3/17/2011

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