Published 20/05/18 What Do We Learn About Pandemics in Science Fiction Stories? The Day that Coronavirus Stopped the World: What Do We Learn About Pandemics in Science Fiction Stories? We can’t say we weren’t warned. For decades now science fiction authors have been playing around with an enormous variety of pandemic scenarios. While some stories […]Read More Call for Papers Vol.4: The Day That Coronavirus Stopped the World!
This article examines the use of “noble lies” in Plato’s Republic and Asimov’s Foundation trilogy. A new article, “Political Myths in Plato and Asimov,” by Dr. Nathaniel Goldberg, has been published in Vol.2 of the Journal of Science Fiction and Philosophy. This article marks the closing of Volume 2 (2019): Dystopian Caves and Galactic Empires: Social and Political Philosophy in SF […]Read More New Article: “Political Myths in Plato and Asimov”
Friday-Saturday 1-2, May 2020. Sponsored by the Canadian Centre for Scholarship and the Christian Faith Hollywood’s impact and influence should not be underestimated: It’s a $40 billion annual business! Hollywood may be largely responsible for shaping who we are as individuals and a society—including what our beliefs and values are. Hollywood is neither morally nor […]Read More Film, Philosophy and Religion Conference: Concordia, May 2020. Call for Papers and Abstracts
Call for Proposals Lexington Books’ Politics, Literature, and Film series is actively seeking proposals for academic works that fit the description below: This interdisciplinary series examines the intersection of politics with literature and/or film. The series is receptive to works that use a variety of methodological approaches, focus on any period from antiquity to the […]Read More Lexington Books’ Politics, Literature, and Film series
Beyond the Anglocentric Fantastic 28th-29th May 2020-Glasgow GIFCon 2020 is a two-day symposium that seeks to examine and honour the heterogeneity of Fantasy and the fantastic beyond Anglonormativity and Anglocentrism. We welcome proposals for papers relating to this theme from researchers and practitioners working in the field of Fantasy and the fantastic across all media, […]Read More Call for Papers: Glasgow International Fantasy Conversations
A phenomenological analysis of Ursula Le Guin’s The Dispossessed. A new article, “Living in a Marxist Sci-Fi World,” by Lic. Matias Graffigna has just been published. This article examines, with the use of tools from phenomenological analysis, the power of science fiction to “flesh out” certain concepts left undetermined by philosophical theories, “furnishing with content” the […]Read More “Living in a Marxist Sci-Fi World: A Phenomenological Analysis of the Power of Science Fiction”
Journal of Science Fiction and Philosophy: www.jsfphil.org — The Blue Pill Dilemma: Is Knowledge a Blessing or a Curse? In the original The Matrix Neo took the Red Pill, choosing Truth – and got himself into a world of trouble. Wouldn’t the Blue Pill (of “Ignorance is Bliss”) have served him better? In dystopian tales, deep questioning is proscribed […]Read More Call for Papers: Volume 3, Second Round
The Blue Pill Dilemma: Is Knowledge a Blessing or a Curse? The question about choosing knowledge or willful ignorance is at least as old as Plato’s Cave; older perhaps, down to the Tree of Good and Evil. Science Fiction writers can be as illuminating as they can be ambiguous. In the original The MatrixNeo took the […]Read More Call for Papers, Vol. 3
The votes are in for our 2020 yearly theme: Is Knowledge a Blessing or a Curse? Thanks for all who voted to decide the 2020 Yearly Theme for the Journal of Science Fiction and Philosophy. The theme that got the highest number of votes was #5: “Is Knowledge a Blessing or a Curse?” We will be sending a Call […]Read More Thanks to all who voted!
If you haven’t voted yet, help us choose the Journal’s 2020 theme! What will our next Yearly Theme be? “Surveillance Capitalism” and the New Panopticon. This is a growing concern (and if you haven’t heard the expression, you probably will, soon). I don’t want to define it too narrowly, but it has to do with […]Read More Two days left to vote for our next Yearly Theme!