"The Intended"

Title"The Intended"
Year for Search2021
AuthorsBaker, David John
Secondary AuthorsDe Cruz, Helen, de Smedt, Johan, and Schwitzgebel, Eric
Secondary TitlePhilosophy Through Science Fiction Stories: Exploring the Boundaries of the Possible
Pagination53-70, with Story Notes for The Intended by the author (71-73)
Date Published2021
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Place PublishedLondon/New York
ISBN Number978-1-350-08121-5
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

The story is set in a much advanced far future, primarily on the planet Eudaimonia, where everyone is a Planner and everything goes by the Plan, with each individual’s life is set at birth. Everyone is tested daily and if there is a variation either the person’s brain or the Plan is adjusted. The protagonist is a man who had an accident that made it impossible to sufficiently adjust either. The author describes the work as an ambiguous utopia in the same vein as Le Guin’s The Dispossessed.

Author Note

The author is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan.

Full Text

2021 Baker, David John. “The Intended.” Philosophy Through Science Fiction Stories: Exploring the Boundaries of the Possible. Ed. Helen De Cruz, Johan de Smedt, and Eric Schwitzgebel (London/New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2021), 53-70, with Story Notes for The Intended by the author (71-73).

The story is set in a much advanced far future, primarily on the planet Eudaimonia, where everyone is a Planner and everything goes by the Plan, with each individual’s life is set at birth. Everyone is tested daily and if there is a variation either the person’s brain or the Plan is adjusted. The protagonist is a man who had an accident that made it impossible to sufficiently adjust either. The author describes the work as an ambiguous utopia in the same vein as Le Guin’s The Dispossessed. The author is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan.