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Mediations of techno-science in science fiction

Charles Egert 1, 2
2 ETHOS - Ethique, Technologies, Humains, Organisations, Société
DEFI - Département Droit, Economie et Finances, LSH - Département Langues et Sciences Humaines, MMS - Département Management, Marketing et Stratégie, IMT-BS - Institut Mines-Télécom Business School, TIM - Département Technologies, Information & Management
Abstract : This article discusses the linguistics-based rules and procedures found in Ricoeur’s hermeneutic method for sorting out the consequences of multiple readings of written cultural expressions, and thencompares the reading to findings in social sciences. To his analysis of pre-understanding and interpretation it aims to add observations by cognitive science about the treatment of data making by mediations. It proposes a new method where a thought-experiment would enable us to see narrator and narrative sequence playing the role of mediations in the thinking processes. The results of a casestudy of a science-fiction novel which is itself steeped in the human-machine paradigm produce a possibility of an uncanny sensation arising from the thought experiment. The suitability of Ricoeur’s procedure and rules approach to science fiction argues positively for the so-called findings of science fiction in the current context in a debate where cybernetics and techno-science have become all but hegemonic.
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Charles Egert. Mediations of techno-science in science fiction. Raison et sentiments dans les médiations : l'agir et le dire : actes de GLAT-Brest 2018, 30 mai - 1er juin 2018, IMT Atlantique, Campus de Brest, IMT Atlantique Bretagne - Pays de la Loire (Ecole Mines-Télécom), pp.49-55, 2020, 978-2-908849-27-1. ⟨halshs-02489350⟩

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