Ender's Game and Philosophy

Ender's Game and Philosophy

Author:

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118386583

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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A threat to humanity portending the end of our species lurks in thecold recesses of space. Our only hope is an eleven-year-old boy. Celebrating the long-awaited release of the movie adaptation ofOrson Scott Card’s novel about highly trained child geniusesfighting a race of invading aliens, this collection of originalessays probes key philosophical questions raised in the narrative,including the ethics of child soldiers, politics on the internet,and the morality of war and genocide. Original essays dissect the diverse philosophical questionsraised in Card’s best-selling sci-fi classic, winner of theNebula and Hugo Awards and which has been translated in 29languages Publication coincides with planned release of major motionpicture adaptation of Ender’s Game starring AsaButterfield and Harrison Ford Treats a wealth of core contemporary issues in morality andethics, including child soldiers, the best kind of education andthe use and misuse of global communications for politicalpurposes A stand-out addition to the Blackwell Philosophy and PopCulture series

Sociological Insights of Great Thinkers

Sociological Insights of Great Thinkers

Author: Christofer Edling

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313384707

Category: Philosophy

Page: 370

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In this book, leading sociologists expand the scope of their discipline by revealing the sociological aspects of the works of great philosophers, scientists, and writers. * 32 short essays discuss sociological insights of scholars and writers who are not normally associated with any sociological school of thought * The organization of the work allows the reader to explore the broader ideas of sociology while moving towards insightful and current sociological debates * Contributors are leading sociologists from Europe and the United States, representing all streams of the discipline

Ethical Futures and Global Science Fiction

Ethical Futures and Global Science Fiction

Author: Zachary Kendal

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030278939

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 335

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Ethical Futures and Global Science Fiction explores the ethical concerns and dimensions of representations of the future of global science fiction, focusing on the issues that dominate utopian, dystopian and science fiction literature. The essays examine recent visions of the future in science fiction and re-examine earlier texts through contemporary lenses. Across fourteen chapters, the collection considers authors from Algeria, Australia, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Macedonia, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the UK and USA. The volume delves into a range of ethical questions of immediate contemporary relevance, including environmental ethics, postcolonial ethics, social justice, animal ethics and the ethics of alterity.

The Philosophy of Transhumanism

The Philosophy of Transhumanism

Author: Benjamin Ross

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781839826245

Category: Philosophy

Page: 236

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Transhumanism is an international movement which anticipates humans developing posthuman capacities in the near future.This work provides an introduction to transhumanism and the ethical and philosophical issues raised by radical human enhancement. The book investigates these questions in a way that is timely and accessible to the non-specialist.

Real Space

Real Space

Author: Paul Levinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317853602

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Is planet earth the end of the line, or is space itself the next stop? Cyberspace. It's incredible, taking us to any part of the planet we want to visit. But as Paul Levinson shows in his brilliant new book, when it comes to transport, we're still stuck in the past, preferring to take our bodies with us. Whether it's trains, yachts, scooters or pogo-sticks, we're compelled to keep moving, our movements curtailed only by the earth itself. In our imaginations however, we soar way past the limits of current technology. With a lucid but reflective style that takes in everything from robots and science fiction to religion and philosophy, Paul Levinson asks why there is a deep seated human desire to know what's 'out there'. Why, after getting a man on the moon, did the US space program develop so slowly? In a world where space is constantly repackaged, how do we know what real space is? Is our desire to get into space natural, or a religious craving, and is it a modern phenomenon, or did our ancestors also dream of escaping the clutches of Mother Earth? Jam-packed with exciting, innovative, even revolutionary thinking about our future, Realspace is essential reading for everyone who has ever sat at their desk, gazed into the distance and imagined boarding a space shuttle...

Thought Experiments in Science, Philosophy, and the Arts

Thought Experiments in Science, Philosophy, and the Arts

Author: Melanie Frappier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136285998

Category: Philosophy

Page: 282

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From Lucretius throwing a spear beyond the boundary of the universe to Einstein racing against a beam of light, thought experiments stand as a fascinating challenge to the necessity of data in the empirical sciences. Are these experiments, conducted uniquely in our imagination, simply rhetorical devices or communication tools or are they an essential part of scientific practice? This volume surveys the current state of the debate and explores new avenues of research into the epistemology of thought experiments.

Trump Studies

Trump Studies

Author: Tara Brabazon

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787697812

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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This book addresses the seismic political events of Donald Trump's presidency and the British vote to leave the EU. It explores why citizens vote against their own best interests, and demonstrates the role and value of universities in a time when evidence, expertise and facts often dissolve into opinion, emotion and fake news.

Quantum Time Theory Etc

Quantum Time Theory Etc

Author: Garrison C. Gibson

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557371402

Category:

Page: 212

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This is a collection of philosophical essays of interest to the author in the present social reality of the United States. Examination of ordinary political issues, cosmology, economics, social phenomena and philosophical interests comprise the content of the essays. Individual actualization of ideas in the present, factual universe need be thoughtful such that logic conformal to the Biblical "be as gentle as a dove and wise as the serpent", guides one's path.Gary C. Gibson, presently in favor of an evolution of a priesthood of believers to replace the hierarchical priesthood as was seemingly a mission point of Jesus Christ, investigates philosophical topics, science and faith from a comprehensive, analytical, viewpoint without academic bias.

Logic, Language and Reasoning

Logic, Language and Reasoning

Author: Hans Jürgen Ohlbach

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401145749

Category: Philosophy

Page: 429

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th This volume is dedicated to Dov Gabbay who celebrated his 50 birthday in October 1995. Dov is one of the most outstanding and most productive researchers we have ever met. He has exerted a profound influence in major fields of logic, linguistics and computer science. His contributions in the areas of logic, language and reasoning are so numerous that a comprehensive survey would already fill half of this book. Instead of summarizing his work we decided to let him speak for himself. Sitting in a car on the way to Amsterdam airport he gave an interview to Jelle Gerbrandy and Anne-Marie Mineur. This recorded conversation with him, which is included gives a deep insight into his motivations and into his view of the world, the Almighty and, of course, the role of logic. In addition, this volume contains a partially annotated bibliography of his main papers and books. The length of the bibliography and the broadness of the topics covered there speaks for itself.