Steven Sanders

The Philosophy of Science Fiction Film

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For anyone living in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, science fiction cinema is one of the few art forms that attempt to predict the future of human nature and civilization—a future filled with space travel, nanotechnology, genetic engineering, and widespread surveillance.
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conflict between modernity and modernism.
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A key insight in his “Imagining the Future, Contemplating the Past: The Screen Versions of 1984” is that “imagined worlds hold an immense usefulness for a symptomatic analysis of the present.”
laurascurhas quoted4 years ago
1984 has appeared as a feature film twice, in 1956 and 1984. R. Barton Palmer focuses on the two film versions of the novel as a way of illustrating science fiction's futurism as a response to its historical context.
laurascurhas quoted4 years ago
As a diagnosis of the ails to which modernity is subject, however, it might be argued that the ominous strains in the Enlightenment conception of reason can be attributed to the uses to which technical mastery and scientific control can be put. Adorno and Horkheimer's critique conveys an attitude toward the aims, strengths, and achievements of science and technology that is strikingly similar to that in Heidegger's critique of instrumental rationality and technology. These critiques might more appropriately be directed toward the aims, limitations, and betrayals of those who control these wonderful mechanisms of reason and understanding.
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