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Joll, Nicholas

Philosophy and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Joll, Nicholas - Philosophy and <Emphasis Type="Italic">The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy</Emphasis>, ebook

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
Nicholas Joll

Part I. Ethics

2. ‘Eat Me’: Vegetarianism and Consenting Animals
Ben Saunders, Eloïse Harding

3. Mostly Harmless? Hitchhiker’s and the Ethics of Entertainment
Nicholas Joll

Part II. The Meaning of Life

4. Life, the Universe, and Absurdity
Amy Kind

5. The Wowbagger Case: Immortality and What Makes Life Meaningful
Timothy Chappell

Part III. Metaphysics and Artificial Intelligence

6. ‘I Think You Ought to Know I’m Feeling Very Depressed’: Marvin and Artificial Intelligence
Jerry Goodenough

7. From Deep Thought to Digital Metaphysics
Barry Dainton

Part IV. Logic, Method and Satire

8. ‘God … Promptly Vanishes in a Puff of Logic’
Michèle Friend

9. The Judo Principle, Philosophical Method and the Logic of Jokes
Andrew Aberdein

10. The Funniest of All Improbable Worlds — Hitchhiker’s as Philosophical Satire
Alexander Pawlak, Nicholas Joll

Keywords: Cultural and Media Studies, Film and Television Studies, North American Literature, Twentieth-Century Literature, Philosophy, general, Popular Science in Philosophy, Media Research

Editor
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
324 pages
Category
Art, Art History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780230392656
Printed ISBN
978-0-230-29112-6

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