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Philosophy Through Science Fiction: a coursebook with readings
Exact title of book
Philosophy Through Science Fiction: a coursebook with readings
Book author
Ryan Nichols
ISBN
9780415957564
Published
Sep 15, 2008
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
Pages
434
File size (in PDF)
3906 kB

Some brief overview of book

Philosophy Through Science Fiction offers a fun, challenging, and accessible way in to the issues of philosophy through the genre of science fiction. Tackling problems such as the possibility of time travel, or what makes someone the same person over time, the authors take a four-pronged approach to each issue, providing a clear and concise introduction to each subject a science fiction story that exemplifies a feature of the philosophical discussion historical and contemporary philosophical texts that investigate the issue with rigor, and glossary, plot profiles of pertinent science fiction stories and films, and questions for further reflection. Philosophy Through Science Fiction includes stories from contemporary science fiction writers including Greg Egan and Mike Resnick, as well as from classic authors like Philip K.

Dick and Robert Heinlein. Philosophy readings include historical pieces by René Descartes and David Hume, and contemporary pieces by John Searle and Mary Midgley.

About book author

Nichols is Assistant Professor at California State University, Fullerton. Nicholas D. Smith is Professor of Philosophy at Lewis and Clark College.

Fred Miller is Professor of Philosophy and the Executive Director of the Social Philosophy and Policy Center at Bowling Green State University, Ohio. temporary philosophical texts that investigate the issue with rigor, and glossary, plot profiles of pertinent science fiction stories and films, and questions for further reflection. Philosophy Through Science Fiction includes stories from contemporary science fiction writers including Greg Egan and Mike Resnick, as well as from classic authors like Philip K. Dick and Robert Heinlein.

Philosophy readings include historical pieces by René Descartes and David Hume, and contemporary pieces by John Searle and Mary Midgley.

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