- ペーパーバック: 243ページ
- 出版社: Open Court Pub Co (2009/05)
- 言語: 英語
- ISBN-10: 0812696670
- ISBN-13: 978-0812696677
- 発売日： 2009/05
- 商品パッケージの寸法: 15 x 1.8 x 22.6 cm
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Transformers and Philosophy: More Than Meets the Mind (Popular Culture and Philosophy) (英語) ペーパーバック – 2009/5
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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.
John R. Shook teaches philosophy at Oklahoma State University. His previous publications include the recently issued volume "Pragmatism: An Annotated Bibliography, 1898-1940" (1998).
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That said, I didn't like 'Transformers and Philosophy' as much as I might have. This is mostly because the bulk of the essayists chose to base their pieces off of the movies---which, given that movie Bumblebee is pictured on the front, isn't unreasonable---and the few others touched basically only upon G1 and (briefly) Heromasters. However, there are, off the top of my head, at least EIGHT other different continuities for the Transformers franchise so far, not including the movies and other mentioned series; I don't think I'm being unreasonable in thinking that a collection of philosophy pieces on Transformers should touch upon more than three of those continuities. (On a side note, I think part of my general dislike of this book is that I find myself indifferent towards the movies continuity---they try so hard, bless their sparks, but they just don't quite succeed. They're decent for whittling away an afternoon, though.)