Friday, April 08, 2016

Awesome New SF Story about the Problem of Consciousness and Scientific Rationalization

by University of Michigan philosopher and science fiction writer David John Baker, in leading SF podcast Escape Pod:

The Hunter Captain.


This is exactly the kind of interaction between philosophy and speculative fiction that I would like to see more of. The philosophical issues drive the story, giving the story depth and interest; at the same time, the vivid character and narrative in the story bring the philosophical issue to life.

[See also: Philosophical SF: Recommendations from 41 Philosophers]

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