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Consciousness and science fiction

Author: Damien Broderick
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018] ©2018
Series: Science and fiction (Springer (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Science fiction explores the wonderful, baffling and wildly entertaining aspects of a universe unimaginably old and vast, and with a future even more immense. It reaches into that endless cosmos with the tools of rational investigation and storytelling. At the core of both science and science fiction is the engaged human mind--a consciousness that sees and feels and thinks and loves. But what is this mind, this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Damien Broderick
ISBN: 3030005984 9783030005986
OCLC Number: 1048939535
Description: xxii, 196 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The machine in the ghost --
The language of the mind --
What is it like to be a conscious SF writer? --
The first century-plus --
The second Golden Age --
Entering the mainstream --
Radically different minds --
L'être et le néant --
Minds on fire... --
Transcending --
Waking up different.
Series Title: Science and fiction (Springer (Firm))
Responsibility: Damien Broderick.

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Science fiction explores the wonderful, baffling and wildly entertaining aspects of a universe unimaginably old and vast, and with a future even more immense. It reaches into that endless cosmos with the tools of rational investigation and storytelling. At the core of both science and science fiction is the engaged human mind--a consciousness that sees and feels and thinks and loves. But what is this mind, this aware and self-aware consciousness that seems unlike anything else we experience? What makes consciousness the Hard Problem of philosophy, still unsolved after millennia of probing? This book looks into the heart of this mystery - at the science and philosophy of consciousness and at many inspiring fictional examples - and finds strange, challenging answers. The book's content and entertaining style will appeal equally to science fiction enthusiasts and scholars, including cognitive and neuroscientists, as well as philosophers of mind. It is a refreshing romp through the science and science fiction of consciousness.

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