Science Fiction and Philosophy

From Time Travel to Superintelligence
Product Number: EB00633949
Released: Feb 09, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781118922606
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Description

Featuring numerous updates and enhancements, Science Fiction and Philosophy, 2nd Edition, presents a collection of readings that utilize concepts developed from science fiction to explore a variety of classic and contemporary philosophical issues. -Uses science fiction to address a series of classic and contemporary philosophical issues, including many raised by recent scientific developments -Explores questions relating to transhumanism, brain enhancement, time travel, the nature of the self, and the ethics of artificial intelligence -Features numerous updates to the popular and highly acclaimed first edition, including new chapters addressing the cutting-edge topic of the technological singularity -Draws on a broad range of science fiction's more familiar novels, films, and TV series, including I, Robot, The Hunger Games, The Matrix, Star Trek, Blade Runner, and Brave New World -Provides a gateway into classic philosophical puzzles and topics informed by the latest technology

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Original Publish Date: Dec 22, 2015

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