Transformers and Philosophy

Transformers and Philosophy

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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 a€” 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 humankinda€™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.Dona#39;t we want people to feel good when they save children and do other good things? Yes, it may be ... But, now therea#39;s a new problem: perhaps we can act because we feel good about doing things to help others, but should we? Why a Goodanbsp;...

Title:Transformers and Philosophy
Author:John Shook, Liz Swan
Publisher:Open Court - 2009-05-12


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