Ethics at the Movies: Ethics in Sci-fiction (Blade Runner (16 NVL))

What makes us human? A deeper look at the ethics of human rights through the lens of deontological ethics.

Date : Saturday, 12 September 2015
Time : 14:00–18:00
Length of Training : 4 Hours
Type of Workshop : Ethics at the Movies
CPD Points : 4 Ethics CEU’s & 2 CEU’s
Who should attend

Anyone with an interest in Ethics, in particular:

  • Psychologists
  • Psychometrists
  • Registered Counsellors
  • Psychology interns and students

In 2019, humans have genetically engineered replicants, which are humans who are genetically designed for labour and entertainment purposes. After a replicant uprising on an off-world mining colony; replicants are declared illegal on earth. By law, any replicant found on earth must be hunted down and killed by a special execution squad colloquially referred to as Blade Runners.

Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) is a Blade Runner who is tasked to hunt down and execute a group of replicants who have made it to earth to try and extend their lifespan. Since replicants only have a 4 year life span, and this group is near the end, they are especially dangerous. To add insult to injury, these replicants are Nexus 6 generation, making them almost indistinguishable from humans.

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