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Blade Runner 2049 : A Philosophical Exploration, Paperback / softback Book

Blade Runner 2049 : A Philosophical Exploration Paperback / softback

Edited by Timothy (Loyola Marymount University, USA) Shanahan, Paul (New University of Lisbon, Portugal, and University of Southampton, UK) Smart

Part of the Philosophers on Film series

Paperback / softback

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Widely acclaimed upon its release as a future classic, Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049 is visually stunning, philosophically profound, and a provocative extension of the story in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner.

Containing specially commissioned chapters by a roster of international contributors, this fascinating collection explores philosophical questions that abound in Blade Runner 2049, including:What distinguishes the authentically "human" person?How might natality condition one's experience of being-in-the-world?How might shared memories feature in the constitution of personal identities?What happens when created beings transcend the limits intended in their design?What (if anything) is it like to be a hologram?Can artificial beings participate in genuinely romantic relationships?How might developing artificial economics impact our behaviour as prosumers?What are the implications of techno-human enhancement in an era of surveillance capitalism?Including a foreword by Denis Villeneuve, Blade Runner 2049: A Philosophical Exploration is essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy, film studies, philosophy of mind, psychology, gender studies, and conceptual issues in cognitive science and artificial intelligence.

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