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(P/B) SCIENCE FICTION AND PHILOSOPHY // FROM TIME TRAVEL TO

(P/B) SCIENCE FICTION AND PHILOSOPHY

FROM TIME TRAVEL TO SUPERINTELLIGENCE

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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. (From the publisher)

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Introduction
Thought Experiments: Science Fiction as a Window into Philosophical Puzzles -
Susan Schneider
Part I COULD I BE IN A "MATRIX" OR COMPUTER SIMULATION?
Related Works: The Matrix; Avatar; Ender's Game; The Hunger Games; Simulacron ; Ubik; Tron; Permutation City; Vanilla Sky; Total Recall
Reinstalling Eden: Happiness on a Hard Drive - Eric Schwitzgebel and R. Scott Bakker
Are You in a Computer Simulation? - Nick Bostrom
Plato's Cave. Excerpt from The Republic - Plato
Some Cartesian thought Experiments. Excerpt from "The Meditations on First Philosophy" - Rene Descartes
The Matrix as Metaphysics - David J. Chalmers
Part II WHAT AM I? FREE WILL AND THE NATURE OF PERSONS
Related Works: Moon; Software; Star Trek, The Next Generation: Second Chances; Mindscan; The Matrix; Diaspora; Blindsight; Permutation City; Kiln People; The Gods Themselves; Jerry Was a Man; Nine Lives; Minority Report
Where Am I? - Daniel C. Dennett
Personal Identity - Eric Olson
Divided Minds and the Nature of Persons - Derek Parfit
Who Am I? What Am I? - Ray Kurzweil
Free Will and Determinism in the World of Minority Report - Michael Huemer
Excerpt from "The Book of Life: A Thought Experiment" - Alvin I. Goldman
Part III MIND: NATURAL, ARTIFICIAL, HYBRID, AND SUPERINTELLIGENT
Related Works: Transcendence; 2001: A Space Odyssey; Humans; Blade Runner; AI; Frankenstein; Accelerando; Terminator; I, Robot; Neuromancer; Last and First Men; His Master's Voice; The Fire Upon the Deep; Solaris; Stories of your Life
Robot Dreams - Isaac Asimov
A Brain Speaks - Andy Clark
Cyborgs Unplugged - Andy Clark
Superintelligence and Singularity - Ray Kurzweil
The Singularity: A Philosophical Analysis - David J. Chalmers
Alien Minds - Susan Schneider
Part IV ETHICAL AND POLITICAL ISSUES
Related Works: Brave New World; Ender's Game; Johnny Mnemonic; Gattaca; I, Robot; Terminator; : A Space Odyssey; Mindscan; Autofac; Neuromancer; Planet of the Apes; Children of Men; Nineteen Eighty Four; Player Piano; For a Breath I Tarry; Diamond Age
The Man on the Moon - George J. Annas
Mindscan: Transcending and Enhancing the Human Brain - Susan Schneider
The Doomsday Argument - John Leslie
The Last Question - Isaac Asimov
Asimov's "Three Laws of Robotics" and Machine Metaethics - Susan Leigh Anderson
The Control Problem. Excerpts from Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies - Nick Bostrom
Part V SPACE AND TIME
Related Works: Interstellar; Twelve Monkeys; Slaughterhouse #Five; All You Zombies; The Time Machine; Back to the Future; Flatland: A Romance in Many Dimensions; Anathem
A Sound of Thunder - Ray Bradbury
Time - Theodore Sider
The Paradoxes of Time Travel - David Lewis
The Quantum Physics of Time Travel - David Deutsch and Michael Lockwood
Miracles and Wonders: Science Fiction as Epistemology - Richard Hanley
Appendix: Philosophers Recommend Science Fiction - Eric Schwitzgebel
Λεπτομέρειες
ISBN139781118922613
ΕκδότηςWILEY
Χρονολογία ΈκδοσηςΦεβρουάριος 2016
Αριθμός σελίδων432
Διαστάσεις23x15
ΕπιμέλειαΣΝΑΙΝΤΕΡ ΣΟΥΖΑΝ
Κωδικός Πολιτείας0775-0311
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