Test #2 Notes
Skepticism: philosophical position that reflects a principle decision to withhold belief or
assent until more (or more compelling) evidence is presented.
Skeptic: I will not believe what you tell me to believe until I think it’s true.
Factory farming: In the movie, humans are factory farmed for energy.
Epistemology: branch of philosophy that is concerned with the limits and nature of
• What can we know?
• What can we REALLY know?
• Belief vs. knowledge
• Opinion vs. facts/whole truth/empirical evidence
• As we grow up, we replace poor beliefs with better ones
• Especially shown in sci fi’s about time travel
Time travel: technology; second chance
• In terminators, it wouldn’t make it better creating a dystopia
• Dystopia’s arise when we do not learn from our mistakes
• Warns against using any technology that makes what you did better if you use it,
or says it will.