Ethics for the Future:
Perspectives from 21st Century Fiction (transcript 2023)
Which of the possible futures might be a good future, and how do we know? Stephanie Bender looks at contemporary films and novels to address major ethical challenges of the future: the ecological catastrophe, digitalisation and biotechnology. She proposes that fiction and its modes of aesthetic simulation and emotional engagement offer a different way of knowing and judging possible futures. From a critical posthumanist angle, she discusses works ranging from Don DeLillo’s Zero K (2017) and Margaret Atwood’s MaddAddam Trilogy (2003-2013) to Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140 as well as Avatar (2009), and Blade Runner 2049 (2017) among many others.
1. Juni 2023, 318 Seiten
Bender, Stephanie (2023). Ethics for the Future: Perspectives from 21st Century Fiction.Bielefeld: transcript.
Online ISBN: 978-3-8394-6820-3