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Death and the Machine

Intersections of Mortality and Robotics

Authors: Lyons, Siobhan

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  • Supplies an innovative and critical appraisal of the philosophical notion of death in regards to robotics; a relatively new and under-researched field of study
  • Interrogates the role that robots and other non-humans play in re-framing ideas about human nature and biology
  • Interdisciplinary appeal for academics and practitioners in the research areas of science and technology studies, cultural robotics, media studies, as well as those researching the integration of philosophy and technology in popular culture
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This book challenges conventional notions of biological life and death in the area of robotics, discussing issues such as machine consciousness, autonomous AI, and representations of robots in popular culture. Using philosophical approaches alongside scientific theory, this book offers a compelling critique on the changing nature of both humanity and biological death in an increasingly technological world.

About the authors

Siobhan Lyons is a lecturer in media and cultural studies at Macquarie University, Australia. She has contributed to several books, including Philosophical Approaches to the Devil, Westworld and Philosophy, and Understanding Nietzsche, Understanding Modernism. Her works have also appeared in The Washington Post, The Conversation, and New Philosopher, among other publications. She was awarded the New Philosopher Writers’ Award in 2017.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction: Can Robots Die?

    Lyons, Siobhan

    Pages 1-8

  • Death, Humanity and Existence

    Lyons, Siobhan

    Pages 9-26

  • Machine Consciousness: Ethics and Implications

    Lyons, Siobhan

    Pages 27-48

  • Imagining a Robot Death

    Lyons, Siobhan

    Pages 49-69

  • Conclusion: Death Beyond Biology

    Lyons, Siobhan

    Pages 71-76

Buy this book

eBook £39.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-0335-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £49.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-0334-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £49.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-4391-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Death and the Machine
Book Subtitle
Intersections of Mortality and Robotics
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-0335-7
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-0335-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-0334-0
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-4391-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 85
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