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Science fiction and philosophy : from time travel to superintelligence / edited by Susan Schneider
Chichester, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, c2009
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 4th Floor  PN3433.6 .S377 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Science fiction -- Philosophy
Philosophy -- Introductions
Philosophy in literature
Physical Description x, 350 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
This volume uses science fiction as a springboard to meaningful philosophical discussions, especially at points of contact between science fiction and new scientific developments
Contents Brain in a vat / John Pollock -- Are you in a computer simulation? / Nick Bostrom -- Excerpt from The republic / Plato -- Excerpt from The meditations on first philosophy / RĂ©ne Descartes -- The matrix as metaphysics / David J. Chalmers -- Where am I? / Daniel C. Dennett -- Personal identity / Eric Olsen -- Divided minds and the nature of persons / Derek Parfit -- Where am I? What am I? / Ray Kurzweil -- Free will and determinism in the world of Minority report / Michael Huemer -- Excerpt from "The book of life : a thought experiment" / Alvin I. Goldman -- Robot dreams / Isaac Asimov -- A brain speaks / Andy Clark -- The mind as software to brain / Ned Block -- Cyborgs unplugged / Andy Clark -- Consciousness in human and robot minds / Daniel C. Dennett -- Superintelligence and singularity / Ray Kurzweil -- The man on the moon / George C. Annas -- Mindscan : transcending and enhancing the human brain / Susan Schneider -- The doomsday argument / John Leslie -- Asimov's "Three laws of robotics" and machine metaethics / Susan Leigh Anderson -- Ethical issues in advanced intelligence / Nick Bostrom -- A sound of thunder / Ray Bradbury -- Time / Ted Sider -- The paradoxes of time travel / David Lewis -- The quantum physics of time travel / David Deutsch and Michael Lockwood -- Miracles and wonders : science fiction as epistemology / Richard Hanley
Alternate Author Schneider, Susan, 1968-

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