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Transformers and Philosophy

More than Meets the Mind

Transformers and Philosophy by John R. Shook
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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 ? 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.
Open Court; March 2012
384 pages; ISBN 9780812698145
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Title: Transformers and Philosophy
Author: John R. Shook; Liz Stillwaggon Swan
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