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Science and Fiction

Consciousness and Science Fiction

Authors: Broderick, Damien

  • Looks at imaginative science fiction through the lens of neuroscience
  • Guides readers to many novels and stories they might not yet have encountered
  • Traces a path through the maze of philosophical attempts to understand consciousness
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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.

About the authors

Damien Broderick, PhD, is an award-winning science fiction and science writer, editor and critic who has published more than 70 books. He has received the Distinguished Scholarship Award of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts. A former Senior Fellow in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and founding science fiction editor of Cosmos magazine, he now lives in Texas. 


Table of contents (11 chapters)

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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Consciousness and Science Fiction
Authors
Series Title
Science and Fiction
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00599-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00599-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-00598-6
Series ISSN
2197-1188
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 196
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