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Terminator and Philosophy I'll Be Back, Therefore I Am

ISBN-10: 0470447982

ISBN-13: 9780470447987

Edition: 2009

Authors: Better Homes and Gardens Books Staff, Richard Brown, Kevin S. Decker, William Irwin

List price: $19.95
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"The machines rose from the ashes of the nuclear fire. Their war to exterminate mankind raged for decades, but the final battle would not be fought in the future. It would be fought here, in our present." --The Terminator (1984)Terminator is among the most popular sci-fi storylines and movie franchises ever created. A terminator--a seemingly unstoppable cyborg assassin--is sent back from the future by a race of artificially intelligent computer-controlled machines bent on the extermination of the human race. Terminator and Philosophy will look at the philosophically puzzling questions about the grandfather paradox and whether or not we can change our future by killing Sarah Connor, the ethics of war and artificial intelligence, saving John Connor and causality, John Connor and the Terminator as a father figure, and much more.
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/20/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Introduction: The Rise of the Philosophers
Life After Humanity and Artificial Intelligence
The Terminator Wins: Is the Extinction of the Human Race the End of People, or Just the Beginning?
True Man or Tin Man? How Descartes and Sarah Connor Tell a Man from a Machine
It Stands to Reason: Skynet and Self-Preservation
Un-Terminated: The Integration of the Machines
Women and Revolutionaries
"I Know Now Why You Cry": Terminator 2, Moral Philosophy, and Feminism
Sarah Connor's Stain
James Cameron's Marxist Revolution
Changing What's Already Happened
Bad Timing: The Metaphysics of the Terminator
Time for the Terminator: Philosophical Themes of the Resistance
Changing the Future: Fate and the Terminator
Judgment Day Is Inevitable: Hegel and the Futility of Trying to Change History
The Ethics of Termination
What's So Terrible about Judgment Day?
The War to End All Wars? Killing Your Defense System
Self-Termination: Suicide, Self-Sacrifice, and the Terminator
What's So Bad about Being Terminated?
Should John Connor Save the World?
Beyond the Neural Net
"You Gotta Listen to How People Talk": Machines and Natural Language
Terminating Ambiguity: The Perplexing Case of "The"
Wittgenstein and What's Inside the Terminator's Head
Contributors: Future Leaders of the Resistance
Index: Skynet's Database