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Rick and Iran: Human Relationships Might Not Be Hopeless

While today’s class lingered on the ending of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, in which the discovery of an ersatz toad might give the Deckards’ relationship a new life, I hope to start a discussion about this one long-term, … Continue reading

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The empathic response

Philip K. Dick sets up empathy as a primary theme of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? As we learn through Rick Deckard, an automatic empathic response is the stark difference between humans and androids. But, unlike his predilection for exposition, … Continue reading

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