Transformers and Philosophy: More than Meets the Mind (Popular Culture and Philosophy)

Transformers and Philosophy: More than Meets the Mind (Popular Culture and Philosophy) by John R. Shook, Liz Stillwaggon Swan

Title: Transformers and Philosophy: More than Meets the Mind (Popular Culture and Philosophy)
Author: John R. Shook, Liz Stillwaggon Swan
ISBN10: 0812696670
ISBN13: 978-0812696677
Publisher: Open Court (May 12, 2009)
Language: English
Subcategory: Philosophy
Size PDF: 1591 kb
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Rating: 3.6/5
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Pages: 384 pages
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Transformers and Philosophy: More than Meets the Mind (Popular Culture and Philosophy) by John R. Shook, Liz Stillwaggon Swan


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Transformers began with toys and a cartoon series in 1984 and has since grown to include comic books, movies, and video games — its science fiction story has reached an audience with a wide range second only to that of Star Wars. Here, in Transformers and Philosophy, a dream team of philosophers pursues the fascinating questions posed by humankind’s encounter with an artificially intelligent mechanical civilization: Is genuine artificial intelligence possible? Would a robotic civilization come with its own morality and artistic life, and would it find a need for romantic love? Should we be more careful about developing robots that may eventually develop ideas of their own? Transformers and Philosophy puts Transformers under a microscope and exposes its philosophical implications in an instantly readable way.