Science Fiction and The Abolition of Man (Paperback)

Science Fiction and The Abolition of Man By Mark J. Boone (Editor), Kevin C. Neece (Editor), Brian Godawa (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Mark J. Boone (Editor), Kevin C. Neece (Editor), Brian Godawa (Foreword by)
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The Abolition of Man, C. S. Lewis's masterpiece in ethics and the philosophy of science, warns of the danger of combining modern moral skepticism with the technological pursuit of human desires. The end result is the final destruction of human nature. From Brave New World to Star Trek, from steampunk to starships, science fiction film has considered from nearly every conceivable angle the same nexus of morality, technology, and humanity of which C. S. Lewis wrote. As a result, science fiction film has unintentionally given us stunning depictions of Lewis's terrifying vision of the future. In Science Fiction Film and the Abolition of Man, scholars of religion, philosophy, literature, and film explore the connections between sci-fi film and the three parts of Lewis's book: how sci-fi portrays "Men without Chests" incapable of responding properly to moral good, how it teaches the Tao or "The Way," and how it portrays "The Abolition of Man.

About the Author

Mark J. Boone is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Forman Christian College. He is the author of The Conversion and Therapy of Desire: Augustine's Theology of Desire in the Cassiciacum Dialogues (Pickwick, 2016). Kevin C. Neece is a speaker on media, the arts, and pop culture from a Christian worldview perspective. He is the author of The Gospel according to Star Trek (Cascade, 2016).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781498232340
ISBN-10: 1498232345
Publisher: Pickwick Publications
Publication Date: December 13th, 2016
Pages: 356
Language: English