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Is Data Human? The Metaphysics of Star Trek, Hanley, Richard
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Author Name    Hanley, Richard

Title   Is Data Human? The Metaphysics of Star Trek

Binding   Trade Paperback

Book Condition   Very Good

Edition   2nd Printing

Size   8vo -- 8 in.

Publisher   NY Basic Books 1998

ISBN Number    0465045480 / 9780465045488

Seller ID   010134

253 pp. Light wear, corners thumbed. Text clean. Small marker slashes on top edge and bottom edge. Includes an epilogue on "The Future." Bibliography and index. A philosopher deals with questions about artificial intelligence and other issues posed by the Star Trek TV series and movie franchise.

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Professor Richard Hanley faced the dilemma plaguing so many philosophy professors today--how to entice students into the classroom. Based upon his own successful course, "Is Data Human" presents a thoroughly unique and enjoyable way of introducing students to the basic concepts of philosophy as seen through the lens of "Star Trek." From the nature of a person, of minds, and of consciousness, to ethics and morality, to the nature and extent of knowledge and free will, Hanley brings a fresh perspective to the contemporary debates concerning humankind's place in the world.Dare to boldly go where no philosophy professor has gone before--a classroom packed with eager and enthusiastic students.

Metaphysics. Reality. Human. Robot. Artificial Intelligence. Machine. Star Trek.

Price = 4.50 USD

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