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The Everyday Fantastic: Essays on Science Fiction and Human Being

The Everyday Fantastic: Essays on Science Fiction and Human Being (Hardback)

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The Everyday Fantastic is an anthology born in love. The love is for science fiction, in all its myriad forms: novels, television, movies, music, art, etc. Many writers from a plurality of disciplines, professions and walks of life share this disposition. This attitude cuts across national boundaries and has even outlasted the vagaries of popular culture fads. This collection of essays draws upon these feelings in terms of the different ways science fiction is engaged in different disciplines, viewing the genre beyond mere entertainment. The papers collected here engage the fundamental questions explored in science fiction. Many of the essays were originally presented at an interdisciplinary conference in October 2005 at Brock University, highlighted by Robert J. Sawyer's engaging keynote address. Additional chapters were in part inspired by these presentations. These essays represent a wide array of voices from the humanities, social sciences and sciences, and address a comparable range of topics and the media that use the science fiction genre.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryPhilosophy: metaphysics & ontologyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy, from c 1900 -Analytical philosophy & Logical Positivism Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Publication Date: 01/01/2008 ISBN-13: 9781847184283  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Michael Berman, a life long science fiction fan, is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. He specializes in comparative philosophy, with published articles on Continental and Asian philosophy. He is an associate editor for the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies, and his current research focuses on phenomenology and the philosophy of religion.

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