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Philip K. Dick and Philosophy [electronic resource] : Do Androids Have Kindred Spirits?

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9780812697346Series: Popular Culture and PhilosophyPublication details: Chicago, IL : Open Court, 2011.ISBN:
  • 9780812697391
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Philip K. Dick and Philosophy : Do Androids Have Kindred Spirits?DDC classification:
  • 813.54
LOC classification:
  • PS3554.I3
Online resources:
Contents:
Title Page; Praise; Popular Culture and Philosophy Series Editor: George A. Reisch; Through a Screen Darkly; 01 - Hollywood Doesn't Know Dick; We Can Conceive It for Ourselves Wholesale; Free Will at the Box Office; Determinism's Bounty on Free Will; Skepticism for Fun and Profit; What's So Bad about Determinism?; What's So Bad about Skepticism?; A Happy Ending?; 02 - A Quintessence of Dust; Show Me What You're Made Of; Have You Ever Retired a Human by Mistake?; The Lung-less, All-Penetrating Masterful World-Silence; Do You Think Androids Have Souls?; The Cardinal Mystery of Creation
03 - Dick Doesn't Do HeroesYou've Been Adjusted; We Can Endorse That for You Wholesale; Nagging Spouses and Robotic Home-Wreckers; Scott versus Linklater; Deckard versus Arctor; From Hover Cars to Substance D; Through a Screen, Darkly; 04 - Ewe, Robot; How Animals Make Us Human; Narcissism in a "More Human than Human" World; Empathy in a "More Human than Human" World; The Shock of Being Alive; The Lives of Electric Others; Identity Crises; 05 - Just Who and How Many Do You Think You Are?; The User Illusion; In a Mirror, Darkly; You Don't Always Get Along; The Outer Workings of the Mind
How Do We Get Deceived?
Soul Against the Archons09 - Matt Damon Is a Vast Sinister Conspiracy; A Variety of Free Will Worth Having; Terrible Freedom; Pre-Crime and Pre-Punishment; Freedom and Madness; 10 - How to Build a Democracy that Doesn't Fall Apart Two Hundred Years Later; Rule of the Wise; Spinning a Bottle; Throwing the Rascals Out; Checks and Challenges; How Can Random Machinery Be Rational?; Giving and Selling; 11 - We Can Manipulate You Wholesale; Sure I Deceived You, but What about Me?; Finding a Lever for Manipulation; Categorically, We Have an Imperative Problem
The Scanner-SelfThe Valuable Self; 06 - Will You Survive a Trip to Rekall, Inc.?; Follow the Psyche; The Perils of Rekall, Inc.; Gotta Have Soul?; Future Selves and Imposters; Selfless?; Is It Live or Is It Memorex?; 07 - Scan Thyself; How Do You Know You're Not an Android?; The Art of Knowing Arctor; What Does A Scanner See?; Phil Chews the Fat; 08 - Human or Machine, Does It Mind or Matter?; Don't Think about It; . . . You Ever Take That Test Yourself?; I Love You, My Artificial Construct; . . . Because My Furnace Believed the House Was Cold; Shaky Theological Foundations; The Right Stuff
Utilitarian Doesn't Necessarily Mean CoverallsOnly Remembered as the Blonde Shot in the Head; Like People, Like Organizations; 12 - Grow, My Dears, the Eugenicist Said; The Bad; The Good; The Ugly; And the Next Step; The World Is Fake; 13 - Things Are Seldom What They Seem; How Are Things in Glocca Morra-or Anywhere Else, for That Matter?; Ma or Machine?; What's Really Real?; Alternate Realities?; Back to Earth; 14 - Trauma of the Real; Breakthrough to the Real; Reality Is Not Real; Procession of Dummies; Remembrance of Being, Passed; 15 - Lies, Incorporated; The Epistemology of Deception
Summary: Science fiction writer Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) is the giant imagination behind so much recent popular culture-both movies directly based on his writings, such as Blade Runner (based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and The Adjustment Bureau plus cult favorites such as A Scanner Darkly, Imposter, Next, Screamers, and Paycheck and works revealing his powerful influence, such as The Matrix and Inception. With the publication in 2011 of volume 1 of Exeges
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Title Page; Praise; Popular Culture and Philosophy Series Editor: George A. Reisch; Through a Screen Darkly; 01 - Hollywood Doesn't Know Dick; We Can Conceive It for Ourselves Wholesale; Free Will at the Box Office; Determinism's Bounty on Free Will; Skepticism for Fun and Profit; What's So Bad about Determinism?; What's So Bad about Skepticism?; A Happy Ending?; 02 - A Quintessence of Dust; Show Me What You're Made Of; Have You Ever Retired a Human by Mistake?; The Lung-less, All-Penetrating Masterful World-Silence; Do You Think Androids Have Souls?; The Cardinal Mystery of Creation

03 - Dick Doesn't Do HeroesYou've Been Adjusted; We Can Endorse That for You Wholesale; Nagging Spouses and Robotic Home-Wreckers; Scott versus Linklater; Deckard versus Arctor; From Hover Cars to Substance D; Through a Screen, Darkly; 04 - Ewe, Robot; How Animals Make Us Human; Narcissism in a "More Human than Human" World; Empathy in a "More Human than Human" World; The Shock of Being Alive; The Lives of Electric Others; Identity Crises; 05 - Just Who and How Many Do You Think You Are?; The User Illusion; In a Mirror, Darkly; You Don't Always Get Along; The Outer Workings of the Mind

How Do We Get Deceived?

Soul Against the Archons09 - Matt Damon Is a Vast Sinister Conspiracy; A Variety of Free Will Worth Having; Terrible Freedom; Pre-Crime and Pre-Punishment; Freedom and Madness; 10 - How to Build a Democracy that Doesn't Fall Apart Two Hundred Years Later; Rule of the Wise; Spinning a Bottle; Throwing the Rascals Out; Checks and Challenges; How Can Random Machinery Be Rational?; Giving and Selling; 11 - We Can Manipulate You Wholesale; Sure I Deceived You, but What about Me?; Finding a Lever for Manipulation; Categorically, We Have an Imperative Problem

The Scanner-SelfThe Valuable Self; 06 - Will You Survive a Trip to Rekall, Inc.?; Follow the Psyche; The Perils of Rekall, Inc.; Gotta Have Soul?; Future Selves and Imposters; Selfless?; Is It Live or Is It Memorex?; 07 - Scan Thyself; How Do You Know You're Not an Android?; The Art of Knowing Arctor; What Does A Scanner See?; Phil Chews the Fat; 08 - Human or Machine, Does It Mind or Matter?; Don't Think about It; . . . You Ever Take That Test Yourself?; I Love You, My Artificial Construct; . . . Because My Furnace Believed the House Was Cold; Shaky Theological Foundations; The Right Stuff

Utilitarian Doesn't Necessarily Mean CoverallsOnly Remembered as the Blonde Shot in the Head; Like People, Like Organizations; 12 - Grow, My Dears, the Eugenicist Said; The Bad; The Good; The Ugly; And the Next Step; The World Is Fake; 13 - Things Are Seldom What They Seem; How Are Things in Glocca Morra-or Anywhere Else, for That Matter?; Ma or Machine?; What's Really Real?; Alternate Realities?; Back to Earth; 14 - Trauma of the Real; Breakthrough to the Real; Reality Is Not Real; Procession of Dummies; Remembrance of Being, Passed; 15 - Lies, Incorporated; The Epistemology of Deception

Science fiction writer Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) is the giant imagination behind so much recent popular culture-both movies directly based on his writings, such as Blade Runner (based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and The Adjustment Bureau plus cult favorites such as A Scanner Darkly, Imposter, Next, Screamers, and Paycheck and works revealing his powerful influence, such as The Matrix and Inception. With the publication in 2011 of volume 1 of Exeges