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    • Sci-Phi: Science Fiction as Philosophy

    • By: The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Professor David K. Johnson PhD University of Oklahoma
    • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The science fiction genre has become increasingly influential in mainstream popular culture, evolving into one of the most engaging storytelling tools we use to think about technology and consider the shape of the future. Along the way, it has also become one of the major lenses we use to explore important philosophical questions. The origins of science fiction are most often thought to trace to Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, a story born from a night of spooky tale-telling by the fireside that explores scientific, moral, and ethical questions that were of great concern in the 19th century - and that continue to resonate today.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It only scratches the surface

    • By Marcos Trujillo Cue on 06-14-18

    Regular price: $34.95

    • The Big Questions of Philosophy

    • By: David K. Johnson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: David K. Johnson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
    • Original Recording
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    We have all pondered seemingly unanswerably but significant questions about our existence - the biggest of all being, "Why are we here?" Philosophy has developed over millennia to help us grapple with these essential intangibles. There is no better way to study the big questions in philosophy than to compare how the world's greatest minds have analyzed these questions, defined the terms, and then reasoned out potential solutions. Once you've compared the arguments, the final step is always deciding for yourself whether you find an explanation convincing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • No easy answers, just easy questions

    • By Gary on 03-17-16

    Regular price: $41.95

    • Exploring Metaphysics

    • By: David K. Johnson, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: David K. Johnson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Original Recording
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    This mind-bending tour of metaphysics applies philosophy to the forefront of today's knowledge. Over the course of 24 fascinating lectures, Professor Johnson thinks through the big questions about humans and the universe: The relationship between the mind and the brain, how consciousness emerges from neurochemical processes, the existence of God, human free will, the possibility of time travel, and whether we live in a multiverse or even a computer simulation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Examine your existence in an incredible journey!

    • By Grant on 09-21-14

    Regular price: $34.95