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“Real illusion”: The notions of “real” and “fake” in Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Abstract : Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick is a work that challenges notions of “reality” and “illusion” by both opposing them and blurring the lines between them. Are androids truly “alive” or are they in fact a dangerous piece of technology putting humanity’s existence in peril by their indistinguishable proximity to human beings? The narrative is mostly seen through the eyes of a bounty hunter hired by the police, Rick Deckard, tasked with the elimination of state-of-the-art androids. Despite the dominant perspective being Rick’s, multiple perspectives are brought into play, pushing the reader to not only question the human condition and what they consider to be “good” or “bad”, but also to determine what is “true” from what is “fake”.
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Quentin Hoareau. “Real illusion”: The notions of “real” and “fake” in Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. Humanities and Social Sciences. 2021. ⟨dumas-03328514⟩

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