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The Work of Cognition and Neuroethics in Science Fiction

Unrecognizably Human: Empathic Perception and Augmented Others in Recent Science Fiction Film
Shannon Foskett
University of Chicago 

Being, Technologically Human
Meghan Roehll
University at Buffalo, SUNY 

Black Mirror's "The Entire History of You:" Memory As A Recording Device
Mark Huston
Schoolcraft College

Electric Existentialism: The Sisyphean Subject in Greg Egan's Permutation City
Brandon Fenton
York University 

Science Fiction Embedded in Neuroethics: Mindlessness and Nihilism
Howard Ducharme
University of Akron 

The Quality of Life: The Implications of Augmented Personhood and Machine Intelligence in Science Fiction
Damien Williams
Independent Scholar

The Informational Substance of Human Reality: Cognitive Growth, Healing, Communication, Radical Transformation
Susan Castro
Wichita State University 

Experiencing Universal Interconnection through Science Fiction Minds
Peter Buzby
Penn State University 

Dual-Process, Two-Minds, and Science Fiction
Joshua Mugg
York University

Blockchain Thinkers and Smart Contracts to Take over the World? 
Melanie Swan
Kingston University London 

Mary Shelley’s Uncanny Consciousness: Frankenstein as a Thought Experiment for the 21st Century
James Tierney
Oakland University 

Biology in/as Rhetoric in Octavia E. Butler's Science Fiction: A New Paradigm for Epistemology
Meghan K. Riley
University of Waterloo

Evolution and Neuroethics in the Hyperion Cantos
Brendan Shea
Rochester Community and Technical College 

Identity, Ethics, and Complex Decision Making in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles 
Ellen Moll
Michigan State University

Moral Enhancements: What Does Science Fiction Teach Us about Moral Improvements? 
Jason Howard, David Bauer, and Jeffery Nyseth
Viterbo University

Apes with a Moral Code? Exploring the Boundaries of Moral Responsibility in The Planet of the Apes
Paul Carron
Baylor University


Michigan Undergraduate Philosophy Conference


Neurotherapeutics and Psychosurgery