Professor Richard Hanley faced the dilemma plaguing so many philosophy professors today- how to entice students into the classroom. Based upon his own successful course, Is Data Human presents a thoroughly unique and enjoyable way of introducing students to the basic concepts of philosophy as seen through the lens of Star Trek. From the nature of a person, of minds, and of consciousness, to ethics and morality, to the nature and extent of knowledge and free will, Hanley brings a fresh perspective to the contemporary debates concerning humankind's place in the world. Dare to boldly go where no philosophy professor has gone before- a classroom packed with eager and enthusiastic students.
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Deep Space and Sacred Time: Star Trek in the American Mythos By Jon Wagner; Jan Lundeen Praeger, 1998
The Computers of Star Trek By Lois H. Gresh; Robert Weinberg Basic Books, 1999
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The Metaphysics of Man as an Area of "Purified" Humanity By Saykina, Guzel Kabirovna Asian Social Science, Vol. 10, No. 21, November 2014
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How Is Metaphysics as a Science Possible? Kant on the Distinction between Philosophical and Mathematical Method By Jong, Willem R. de The Review of Metaphysics, Vol. 49, No. 2, December 1995
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'Star Trek' Course Offers Lessons on Society By Jader, Gwen H. Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), December 31, 2003
Tulsa School of Metaphysics Teaches Dream Interpretation By Caliendo, Heather THE JOURNAL RECORD, April 25, 2008
In Your Dreams: Callers Get Help from Metaphysics School Hot Line By Karen Testa Of The St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO), April 25, 1997