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Science Fiction and Philosophy 2th edition




Author:Susan Schneider

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Science Fiction and Philosophy Description

Featuring numerous updates and enhancements, Science Fiction andPhilosophy, 2nd Edition, presents a collection of readings thatutilize concepts developed from science fiction to explore avariety of classic and contemporary philosophical issues.

  • Uses science fiction to address a series of classic andcontemporary philosophical issues, including many raised by recentscientific developments
  • Explores questions relating to transhumanism, brainenhancement, time travel, the nature of the self, and the ethics ofartificial intelligence
  • Features numerous updates to the popular and highly acclaimedfirst edition, including new chapters addressing the cutting-edgetopic of the technological singularity
  • Draws on a broad range of science fiction’s more familiarnovels, films, and TV series, including I, Robot, TheHunger Games, The Matrix, Star Trek, BladeRunner, and Brave New World
  • Provides a gateway into classic philosophical puzzles andtopics informed by the latest technology

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