Wiley (2009)

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Kevin S. Decker
Eastern Washington University
Richard Brown
LaGuardia Community College (CUNY)
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A timely book that uses science fiction to provoke reflection and discussion on philosophical issues From the nature of mind to the ethics of AI and neural enhancement, science fiction thought experiments fire the philosophical imagination, encouraging us to think outside of the box about classic philosophical problems and even to envision new ones. Science Fiction and Philosophy explores puzzles about virtual reality, transhumanism, whether time travel is possible, the nature of artificial intelligence, and topics in neuroethics, among other timely issues. This thought-provoking volume is suitable for students and general readers but also examines new and more advanced topics of interest to seasoned philosophers and scientists. Susan Schneider is Assistant Professor in the department of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and an Affiliated Faculty Member at the Institutes for Research in Cognitive Science and Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
Keywords Philosophy in motion pictures  Artificial intelligence Philosophy  Cognitive science Philosophy  Neurosciences Philosophy  Science fiction films History and criticism
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Call number PN1995.9.P42.T47 2009
ISBN(s) 9780470730096   9780470447987   0470447982     9780470447987
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