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Self

What am I?


Συγγραφέας: Dainton Barry
Εκδότης: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781846146206
Σειρά βιβλίου: Philosophy in Transit
Αριθμός Σελίδων: 240
Διαστάσεις: 18x2x11
Γλώσσα Γραφής: english
Ημερομηνία 1ης Έκδοσης: 2006
Έτος Έκδοσης: 2006

Σύνοψη του βιβλίου "Self"

In the third in a new series of short, provoking books of original philosophy, acclaimed thinker Barry Dainton takes us through the nature of Self When you think 'What am I?', what's actually doing the thinking? Is it a soul, or some other kind of mental entity separate from your body, or are 'you' just a collection of nerve-endings and narratives? In the third in a new series of short, provoking books of original philosophy, acclaimed thinker Barry Dainton takes us through the nature of Self and its relation to the rest of reality. Starting his journey with Descartes' claim that we are non-physical beings (even if it seems otherwise), and Locke's view that a person is self-conscious matter (though not necessarily in human form), Dainton explores how today's rapid movement of people, and information affects our understanding of self. When technology re-configures our minds, will it remake us, or kill us? If teleportation becomes possible, would it be rational to use it? Could we achieve immortality by uploading ourselves into virtual worlds? Far-reaching and witty, Self is a spirited exploration of the idea that in a constantly-changing world, we and our bodies can go their separate ways.


Συγγραφέας/εις: Dainton Barry
Κατηγορία: φιλοσοφία
Σειρά βιβλίου: Philosophy in Transit
ISBN: 9781846146206
Ημερ/νία έκδοσης: 14/05/2006
Εκδότης: Penguin Books Ltd
Εξώφυλλο: Paperback
Σελίδες: 240
Γλώσσα βιβλίου: english
Τόπος έκδοσης: London
Χώρα έκδοσης: United Kingdom
Βάρος βιβλίου: 159 gr
Διαστάσεις βιβλίου: 18x2x11 cm
Ημερομηνία πρώτης έκδοσης: 2006

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