Terminator and Philosophy: I'll Be Back, Therefore I Am
John Wiley & Sons, May 13, 2009 - Philosophy - 304 pages
A timely book that uses science fiction to provoke reflection and discussion on philosophical issues
From the nature of mind to the ethics of AI and neural enhancement, science fiction thought experiments fire the philosophical imagination, encouraging us to think outside of the box about classic philosophical problems and even to envision new ones. Science Fiction and Philosophy explores puzzles about virtual reality, transhumanism, whether time travel is possible, the nature of artificial intelligence, and topics in neuroethics, among other timely issues. This thought-provoking volume is suitable for students and general readers but also examines new and more advanced topics of interest to seasoned philosophers and scientists.
Susan Schneider (Hometown TK) is Assistant Professor in the department of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and an Affiliated Faculty Member at the Institutes for Research in Cognitive Science and Center for Cognitive Neuroscience.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - boradicus - LibraryThing
This book is actually quite interesting and has value. Many of the discussions are insightful and I know personally one of the political scientists who contributed work to this volume =). Read full review
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Time travelers and battles between people and machines provoke old philosophical questions: Can the past really be changed? How do we differentiate ourselves from machines? Can machines have an inner ... Read full review
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