Westworld and Philosophy: If You Go Looking for the Truth, Get the Whole Thing Audiobook By William Irwin - editor, James B. South - editor, Kimberly S. Engels - editor cover art
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by William Irwin – editor

  • Narrated by: Eric Michael Summerer
  • Series: Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series
  • Length: 9 hrs and 35 mins
  • Release date: 07-28-20
  • Language: English

Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? HBO’s Westworld, a high-concept cerebral television series which explores the emergence of artificial consciousness at a futuristic amusement park, raises numerous questions about the nature of consciousness and its bearing on the divide between authentic and artificial life. Are our choices our own? What is the relationship between the mind and the body? Why do violent delights have violent ends? Could machines ever have the moral edge over man? Does consciousness create humanity, or humanity consciousness?  

In Westworld and Philosophy, philosophers, filmmakers, scientists, activists, and ethicists ask the questions you’re not supposed to ask and suggest the answers you’re not supposed to know. There’s a deeper level to this game, and this book charts a course through the maze of the mind, examining how we think about humans, hosts, and the world around us on a journey toward self-actualization. 

Essays explore different facets of the show’s philosophical puzzles, including the nature of autonomy as well as the pursuit of liberation and free thought, while levying a critical eye at the human example as Westworld‘s hosts ascend to their apotheosis in a world scarred and defined by violent acts.

Additional information

Author

James B. South – editor, Kimberly S. Engels – editor, William Irwin – editor

Language

English

Length

9 hrs and 35 mins

Narrated by

Eric Michael Summerer, Eva Wilhelm

Release date

07-28-20

Series

Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series

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