Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy

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Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy

2018

Join Professor of Philosophy David Kyle Johnson, of King's College, on a 24-lecture exploration of the final frontiers of philosophy across several decades of science fiction in film and television. See how science fiction...

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David Kyle Johnson

In This Series

Inception and the Interpretation of Art
Episode 1
Inception and the Interpretation of Art
The Matrix and the Value of Knowledge
Episode 2
The Matrix and the Value of Knowledge
The Matrix Sequels and Human Free Will
Episode 3
The Matrix Sequels and Human Free Will
The Adjustment Bureau, the Force, and Fate
Episode 4
The Adjustment Bureau, the Force, and Fate
Contact: Science versus Religion
Episode 5
Contact: Science versus Religion
Arrival: Aliens and Radical Translation
Episode 6
Arrival: Aliens and Radical Translation
Interstellar: Is Time Travel Possible?
Episode 7
Interstellar: Is Time Travel Possible?
Doctor Who and Time Travel Paradoxes
Episode 8
Doctor Who and Time Travel Paradoxes
Star Trek: TNG and Alternate Worlds
Episode 9
Star Trek: TNG and Alternate Worlds
Dark City, Dollhouse, and Personal Identity
Episode 10
Dark City, Dollhouse, and Personal Identity
Westworld and A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Episode 11
Westworld and A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Transcendence and the Dangers of AI
Episode 12
Transcendence and the Dangers of AI
The Thirteenth Floor: Are We Simulated?
Episode 13
The Thirteenth Floor: Are We Simulated?
The Orville, Orwell, and the "Black Mirror"
Episode 14
The Orville, Orwell, and the "Black Mirror"
Star Wars: Good versus Evil
Episode 15
Star Wars: Good versus Evil
Firefly, Blake's 7, and Political Rebellion
Episode 16
Firefly, Blake's 7, and Political Rebellion
Starship Troopers, Doctor Who, and Just War
Episode 17
Starship Troopers, Doctor Who, and Just War
The Prime Directive and Postcolonialism
Episode 18
The Prime Directive and Postcolonialism
Capitalism in Metropolis, Elysium, and Panem
Episode 19
Capitalism in Metropolis, Elysium, and Panem
Snowpiercer and Climate Change
Episode 20
Snowpiercer and Climate Change
Soylent Green: Overpopulation and Euthanasia
Episode 21
Soylent Green: Overpopulation and Euthanasia
Gattaca and the Ethics of Reproduction
Episode 22
Gattaca and the Ethics of Reproduction
The Handmaid's Tale: Feminism and Religion
Episode 23
The Handmaid's Tale: Feminism and Religion
Kubrick's 2001 and Nietzsche's Übermensch
Episode 24
Kubrick's 2001 and Nietzsche's Übermensch