Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence

  • Publish Date: 2009-05-26
  • Binding: Hardcover

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A timely volume that uses science fiction as a springboard to meaningful philosophical discussions, especially at points of contact between science fiction and new scientific developments.

  • Raises questions and examines timely themes concerning the nature of the mind, time travel, artificial intelligence, neural enhancement, free will, the nature of persons, transhumanism, virtual reality, and neuroethics
  • Draws on a broad range of books, films and television series, including The Matrix, Star Trek, Blade Runner, Frankenstein, Brave New World, The Time Machine, and Back to the Future
  • Considersthe classic philosophical puzzles that appeal to the general reader, while also exploring new topics of interest to the more seasoned academic

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