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

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Overview

"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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415957557
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/15/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 434
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Ryan 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.

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Table of Contents

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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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