Science Fiction and Philosophy

Science Fiction and Philosophy

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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 academicINTRODUCTION. Thought. Experiments: Science. Fiction. as. a. Window. into. Philosophical. Puzzles. Susan. Schneider. Let us open the door to age-old questions about our very nature, the nature of the universe, and whether there are limitsanbsp;...

Title:Science Fiction and Philosophy
Author:Susan Schneider
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2010-06-03


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