Paideia Today, Season Three, Episode Eleven, Mary Shelly

Paideia Today, Season Three, Episode Eleven, Mary Shelly

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Today's episode of Paideia Today looks at Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.  This fascinating novel represents an amalgamation of various strands of the novel tradition, but arguably begins a new one, that of science fiction.  In the process, Shelley also begins a prescient critique of the transhumanist impulse of the modern scientist, or modern Prometheus, as she calls him, and his abandonment of the ethics of love in pursuit of allegedly humanitarian progress.
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Today's episode of Paideia Today looks at Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.  This fascinating novel represents an amalgamation of various strands of the novel tradition, but arguably begins a new one, that of science fiction.  In the process, Shelley also begins a prescient critique of the transhumanist impulse of the modern scientist, or modern Prometheus, as she calls him, and his abandonment of the ethics of love in pursuit of allegedly humanitarian progress.
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