Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence

Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence

Susan Schneider

that includes quite a few updates and improvements, Science Fiction and Philosophy, 2d Edition, offers a set of readings that make the most of techniques constructed from technological know-how fiction to discover numerous vintage and modern philosophical issues.

  • Uses technology fiction to handle a chain of vintage and modern philosophical concerns, together with many raised via contemporary medical developments
  • Explores questions on the subject of transhumanism, mind enhancement, time shuttle, the character of the self, and the ethics of man-made intelligence
  • Features various updates to the preferred and hugely acclaimed first variation, together with new chapters addressing the state-of-the-art subject of the technological singularity
  • Draws on a extensive diversity of technological know-how fiction’s extra commonly used novels, movies, and television sequence, together with I, Robot, The starvation Games, The Matrix, Star Trek, Blade Runner, and Brave New World
  • Provides a gateway into vintage philosophical puzzles and subject matters knowledgeable by means of the newest technology

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