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Science Fiction and Philosophy: From Time Travel to Superintelligence
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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. This book 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. It 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. This book considers the 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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