Saturday, August 15, 2015

"The first step to dehumanizing a person is to believe that you have nothing to learn from that person ... in bed."

Examined Worlds: Fortune Cookie Philosophy


So here is my attempt at fortune cookie philosophy, arranged loosely according to topic, starting with science fiction and going into other topics: critical thinking, politics, philosophy, life, the universe, and everything.

The best dystopian science fiction is covertly utopian.

Whether tomorrow will be a utopia or a dystopia depends in large part on our attitude today; hence, the importance of science fiction.

Let’s hope that people in the future will think people today are living in a barbaric dystopia.

What if the human race decided that poverty, war, exploitation, and bigotry were just bad ideas?

If science fiction is the “literature of cognitive estrangement” (Darko Suvin), then philosophy is the cultivation of thought’s cognitive estrangement from itself.

Don’t tell me what you believe. Tell me what you think.

Everyone has a right to her or his own opinion, but this doesn’t mean that all opinions are right.

The first step to dehumanizing a person is to believe that you have nothing to learn from that person ...
Future people: what we got here, in the past, is a barbaric dystopia! You heard? Good. You'd better have solved the worldwide refugee crisis, instituted a global wealth tax and universal basic income, and gotten this climate mess we barbarians are leaving you sorted.

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