Essays about: "Herbert Dune"

Found 2 essays containing the words Herbert Dune.

  1. 1. The Human Non-Human Boundary in 'Dune'
 – An Ontological Reading through a Comparative Nietzschean and Transhuman Framework

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Kiti Misha; [2020]
    Keywords : Frank Herbert; Dune; Science Fiction; Nietzsche; Overhuman; Transhumanism; Posthuman; Transhumanism; Human; Nonhuman;

    Abstract : In Frank Herbert’s Dune Saga, we find a transhumanist and Nietzschean argument about the evolution of humans achieved as a result of the triggering effect of the Butlerian Jihad against thinking machines. I claim that the metamorphoses of the selected characters reflect the central tenants of the transformation of Nietzsche’s overhuman, or transhumanism’s posthuman. READ MORE

  2. 2. Age of Arrakis: State Apparatuses and Foucauldian Biopolitics in Frank Herbert's Dune

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Pontus Viberg; [2019]
    Keywords : power; ideology; biopower; religion; science fiction; Herbert Dune; America; colonialism; state apparatus;

    Abstract : Frank Herbert’s Dune is generally recognized as the best-selling science fiction novel of all time. While it is commonly referred to as a novel of environmental characteristics, this essay investigates the depiction of society and how the power dynamics in this far future setting are presented. READ MORE