About

This blog tries to bring together several related interests that I’ve had my whole life. I’m a philosopher by training, but my first introduction to philosophical themes came through two seemingly unrelated channels: my religious upbringing and my love of science fiction. The blog title is obviously a play on words. It expresses my belief that science fiction has become the mythology of the modern world, the means by which our culture has religious and philosophical conversations.

I think that science fiction (and also fantasy) allows us to dramatize philosophical thought experiments and ask questions like: What defines a person? What if we’re living in a simulation? What would different social, political, and economic arrangements look like? Would a life consisting only of pleasure be worth living? Is technology an unqualified good? These are all interesting philosophical questions to explore.

You can read some more about me on my other blog. I’ve blogged on geeky themes there too — which I’ve reblogged here — but I quickly realized that I needed more space to devote solely to those themes. I hope you find something here worth reading and sharing. This is mainly a hobby, so I make no promises about the frequency of updates.

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2 thoughts on “About

  1. I have still been subscribed to the updates on some of your posts so your new venture has not remained undetected due to the reblogs 😉
    I think it is a great idea to dedicate separate blogs to specific topics! The theme is very apt, too! Good luck with the new blog – may the force be with you!

    • I can’t put anything past you! Thanks for being the first to follow the new blogging venture. I may publicize its existence on The Unemployed Philosopher once I have more content. Readers who like the geeky philosophy stuff can come here and those who just want the post-ac stuff can stay there. Then there are readers like you who appreciate both!

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