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Philosophy Through Science Fiction
By Ryan Nichols

Philosophy Through Science Fiction

A Coursebook with Readings

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Philosophy Through Science Fiction by Ryan Nichols

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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, 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 Rene Descartes and David Hume, and contemporary pieces by John Searle and Mary Midgley.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415957557
ISBN-10: 0415957559
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 156mm x 25mm)
Pages: 434
Imprint: David Fulton Publishers Ltd
Publisher: David Fulton Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ryan Nichols

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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