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By Sharon M. Kaye

Accelerated and up-to-date-the final advisor that explores which means and philosophy of all six seasons of Lost

misplaced is greater than only a renowned tv exhibit; it's a posh exam of significant philosophical questions. What does reliable as opposed to evil suggest at the island? Is it a accident that characters John Locke and Desmond David Hume are named after real philosophers? what's the ethics of accountability for Jack?

An action-adventure tale with greater than a slightly of the metaphysical, misplaced forces audience to invite tough questions of themselves simply because the tale asks tough questions of its characters. final misplaced and Philosophy is helping you discover the deeper which means and philosophical questions hidden inside each advanced twist and switch within the ancient show's complete six-season run.

contains each season of misplaced, together with 2010's ultimate, hugely expected season

Connects occasions at the exhibit to center philosophical concerns akin to fact, id, and morality

Explores a bunch of fascinating subject matters similar to time shuttle, freedom, love, and loss

For enthusiasts of misplaced who're drawn to what the exhibit finds approximately ourselves and the human situation, final misplaced and Philosophy is an unique, informative, and enlightening source.

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If it happened once, it might well happen again. I mentioned religion as one of the hallmarks, at least in our own race’s history, of the emergence of consciousness. But what about—to use computer guru Ray Kurzweil’s lovely term— “spiritual machines”? If a computer ever truly does become conscious, will it lie awake at night, wondering if there is a cog? Certainly, searching for their creators is something computers do over and over again in science fiction. Star Trek, in particular, had a fondness for this idea—including Mr.

Everyone in the Matrix, for example, can by parallel reasoning note that he is indubitably a conscious being, certain of the smells, sights, tastes, sounds, and feelings that he experiences, and of the objects and people that he senses—insofar as they are stable, cohesive, and recurring collections of smells, sights, tastes, sounds and feelings, anyway. However, the question remains—what if none of those “objects” and “people” are real? There is an assumption here—namely, that “real” has a meaning that can be given independently of what we sense and feel.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, SCIENCE FICTION AND THE MATRIX 63 Isaac Asimov’s Three Laws of Robotics are justifiably famous as built-in constraints, designed to protect humans from any possible danger at the hands of robots, the emergence of the robot-Moses Elvex we saw earlier notwithstanding. Not as famous as Asimov’s Three Laws, but saying essentially the same thing, is Jack Williamson’s “prime directive” from his series of stories about “the Humanoids,” which were android robots created by a man named Sledge.

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