La fantascienza all’esplorazione dell’«ultima frontiera»: dilemmi etici e conflitti giuridici nell’universo narrativo di «Star Trek», e oltre

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The essay discusses how science fiction narratives often focus on deep and complex issues of justice and injustice, raising questions of direct relevance also for present-day lawmakers, law enforcement agencies, judges and law practitioners in general. Through an analysis of the main narrative techniques used in sci-fi to raise legal and moral questions, as well as a discussion of some literary and TV series examples, this article discusses how high-quality science fiction may help us reflect on legal issues ranging from the possible rights of future generations and non-human beings, to the regulation of autonomous weapons. More broadly, the essay shows how sci-fi can provide the reader (or viewer) with a fundamental 'moral training ground' and thus help further an ethical education for both legal practitioners and citizens at large.
Lingua originaleItalian
Titolo della pubblicazione ospiteOltre i confini della realtà. La fantascienza e gli universi distopici della Giustizia
EditorArturo Cattaneo, Gabrio Forti, Arianna Visconti
Numero di pagine35
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2023


  • Law and Literature
  • Fantascienza
  • Giustizia e letteratura
  • Science Fiction

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