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Learning from Other Worlds: Estrangement, Cognition, and the Politics of Science Fiction and Utopia

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Learning from Other Worlds: Estrangement, Cognition, and the Politics of Science Fiction and Utopia

Patrick Parrinder, "Learning from Other Worlds: Estrangement, Cognition, and the Politics of Science Fiction and Utopia"
CRC | 2000 | ISBN: 0853235740, 0822327732 | 288 pages | PDF | 2,45 MB

The title of this volume attempts to convey the essence of cognitive estrangement in relation to science fiction (SF) and Utopia: that by imagining strange worlds we learn to see our own world in a new perspective. This raises the issue of the relationship between imaginative invention and allegory or fable. The contributors have all been influenced by Darko Suvin's belief that the double movement of estrangement and cognition reflects deep structures of human storytelling. Learning from otherness is as natural and inevitable a process as the instinct for imitation and representation that Aristotle described in his "Poetics".









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