Philosophy Through Science Fiction: a coursebook with readings / Edition 1

Philosophy Through Science Fiction: a coursebook with readings / Edition 1

by Ryan Nichols, Nicholas D. Smith, Fred Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415957559

ISBN-13: 9780415957557

Pub. Date: 09/15/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"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." Philosophy Through Science Fiction includes stories…  See more details below

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"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." Philosophy Through Science Fiction includes stories from leading new science fiction writers including Greg Egan and Mike Resnick, as well as from world renowned authors like Philip K. Dick and Robert Heinlein. Philosophy readings in this book include historical pieces by Rene Descartes and David Hume, and contemporary pieces by John Searle and Mary Midgley.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415957557
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
434
Sales rank:
896,489
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of boxes

What is philosophy? 1

1 Philosophical method and philosophical disagreement 12

2 Knowledge and skepticism 57

3 Religion and belief in God 123

4 Spacetime and time travel 193

5 Mind 244

6 Personal identity 301

7 Free will 353

Glossary 413

Notes 422

References 426

Index 432

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