Rel 90 Nightmares, Fantasies and Bioethics

Science fiction is sometimes society’s most compelling portrait of our hopes and fears about new scientific advances.  This course will use novels, films and philosophic analysis to focus on ethical issues in human enhancement (aka “genetic engineering,” “designer babies”).  Texts will include Ronald M. Green, “Babies by Design”, and sci fi by writers such as Octavia Butler and Marge Piercy.  (HU)

Instructor: 
Dena S. Davis
Availability: 
Current
2014