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Title Science fiction and the Abolition of man : finding C.S. Lewis in sci-fi film and television / edited by Mark J. Boone and Kevin C. Neece ; foreword by Brian Godawa.

Publication Info. Eugene, Oregon : Pickwick Publications, 2017.

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Description 1 online resource
Summary 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."
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Subject Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Science fiction -- History and criticism.
Science fiction -- Religious aspects.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Boone, Mark J., editor.
Neece, Kevin C., editor.
Other Form: Print version: 1498232361 9781498232364 (OCoLC)961004498
ISBN 9781498232357 (electronic bk.)
1498232353 (electronic bk.)