Future Present: Ethics And/as Science Fiction

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Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2003 - Fiction - 215 pages
To prepare for the Other: this is the mission of ethics. 'Future Present: Ethics and/as Science Fiction' fuses contemporary philosophy from Heidegger, Derrida, Levinas, and others with cultural texts preoccupied with the future arrival of an Other: science fiction. We peer through the lens of science fiction with the help of H.G. Wells, Walt Disney, 'Star Trek', David Cronenberg, Philip K. Dick, and many others, in search of a theory of ethics that leaves open the possibility of the Other and encourages empathy, which is necessary for survival in our multicultural world.

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