Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence (Paperback)Susan Schneider (editor)
Paperback 368 Pages / Published: 17/04/2009
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A timely volume that uses science fiction as a springboard to meaningful philosophical discussions, especially at points of contact between science fiction and new scientific developments.* Raises questions and examines timely themes concerning the nature of the mind, time travel, artificial intelligence, neural enhancement, free will, the nature of persons, transhumanism, virtual reality, and neuroethics* Draws on a broad range of books, films and television series, including The Matrix, Star Trek, Blade Runner, Frankenstein, Brave New World, The Time Machine, and Back to the Future* Considers the classic philosophical puzzles that appeal to the general reader, while also exploring new topics of interest to the more seasoned academic
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 228 x 155 x 20 mm
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