Transformers and Philosophy : More than Meets the Mind Paperback / softback
Edited by John R. Shook, Liz Stillwaggon Swan
Transformers began with toys and a cartoon series in 1984 and has since grown to include comic books, movies, and video games -- 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 humankind'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.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Open Court Publishing Co ,U.S.
- Publication Date: 12/05/2009
- Category: Popular philosophy
- ISBN: 9780812696677