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Schneider, Susan

Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence

Schneider, Susan - Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence, ebook

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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

Keywords:

Science fiction, Sci-Fi, philosophy, philosophy of mind, speculative fiction, transhumanism, singularity, artificial intelligence, AI, thought experiments, ethics, free will

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Science fiction, Sci-Fi, philosophy, philosophy of mind, speculative fiction, transhumanism, singularity, artificial intelligence, AI, thought experiments, ethics, free will

, General Philosophy
Editor
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2016
Language
en
Edition
2
Page amount
432 pages
Category
Philosophy
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118922606
Printed ISBN
9781118922590

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