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science fiction... and philosophy.....

Postby Peter Kropotkin » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:15 pm

I have engaged in science fiction since I was a child, I had read many
of the science fiction "classics" from "Dune" to the series of books
involved with the "Foundation" series by Asimov, to the "Lord of the rings"
saga....and I have watch Science fiction in film and TV since I was a small
child... I recall watching the Original "Star Trek" series in 1966...
and have watch Sc-fi ever since...

Part of the reason I engage with Sc-fi more then other genre is
because Sc-fi engages with the bigger and larger picture of
what it means to be human....sc-fi engages with the
overall meaning of human existence, past, present and future...
sc-fi engages with the important questions of human existence....
it explores our possibilities as human beings....
for example, in "Star Trek" the next generation, Data is used
to help us work out what it means to be human... he is an android
that wants to be human..... and in his search for what it means to
be human, we also see what it means to be human...
that is a larger picture question of existence that is explored in
sc-fi.....

lately, I have been watching, in no particular order, the series, "the expanse"
and the Tv series, "foundation" and rewatching the "Star Trek" Deep space nine...
and all three explores various possibilities for what the human experience might
be and could be....all three are set in the future.. what might we become is
explored by all three.....and in doing so, they explore our current situation that
we find ourselves... for example, the original "Star Trek" used the outer space
format to explore the issues that were important in the 60's... for example,
one episode explored Racism in a clear and direct manner....
for example the episode "let that be your last battlefield"
this is a clear shot at racism in America.....

of all the possible genre's possible, I believe that sc-fi can
show us best the "human condition"....and what is possible
for us, both individually and collectively......
for I think much of Sc-fi is really just philosophy done
for the masses..... it makes them think as few other aspects
of life forces us to actually think......

so the most philosophically useful genre is sc-fi...
and as long as we engage in sc-fi, we are going to be ok,
individually and collectively... its when we get rid of sc-fi
that will spell the end of us.....

Kropotkin...
Now if only I could get the other "members of the collection of truth"
to put me on ignore, life would be good..

PK
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Re: science fiction... and philosophy.....

Postby Peter Kropotkin » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:24 pm

Sc-fi looks at all the questions of philosophy...
it engages with epistemology, Aesthetics, logic, nature, science,
ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of the mind, political philosophy..
and sometimes at the same time, like with the "Foundation"
series and the "Dune" series.....

every question of humanity, every question of what it means to be human
is explored, one way or another by sc-fi.....

you want answers to the question of the "human condition" then engage
with sc-fi... written and in film format....

Kropotkin
Now if only I could get the other "members of the collection of truth"
to put me on ignore, life would be good..

PK
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Re: science fiction... and philosophy.....

Postby Ecmandu » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:33 pm

Check out the HBO series, “Picard”
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Re: science fiction... and philosophy.....

Postby Peter Kropotkin » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:38 pm

Ecmandu wrote:Check out the HBO series, “Picard”


K: I am engaged with all the "Star Trek" series with the exception
of the animated series, "below decks"... all of them....

Kropotkin
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to put me on ignore, life would be good..

PK
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Re: science fiction... and philosophy.....

Postby Ecmandu » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:53 pm

Have you delved into Stargate?

There’s like 400 episodes and three movies.

Some are kinda boring... but you need to watch all of them to get an idea of all the concepts as it develops
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Re: science fiction... and philosophy.....

Postby Peter Kropotkin » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:57 pm

Ecmandu wrote:Have you delved into Stargate?

There’s like 400 episodes and three movies.

Some are kinda boring... but you need to watch all of them to get an idea of all the concepts as it develops


K: done and done... I watched that.... there isn't really a series I haven't watched...

so, please stop with this game of "did you watch this"? because the answer will
be yes....

Kropotkin
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Re: science fiction... and philosophy.....

Postby Ecmandu » Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:09 pm

I’ve got some good ones for you...

There’s a movie called “branded” (2012)

There’s another movie called “the host” (2013)

Try a little known movie called “subject two” from 2006
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Re: science fiction... and philosophy.....

Postby Ecmandu » Thu Oct 14, 2021 9:30 pm

Ecmandu wrote:I’ve got some good ones for you...

There’s a movie called “branded” (2012)

There’s another movie called “the host” (2013)

Try a little known movie called “subject two” from 2006



I looked them all up to give you the correct dates and titles
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