Is Data Human? The Metaphysics of Star Trek

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PICARD: "You said yourself that this is only a possibility."

DR. CRUSHER: "But you've been to the future--you know it's going to happen."

PICARD: "I prefer to look on the future as something that's not written in stone."

--TNG: "All Good Things . . ."

DATA: "One cannot cheat fate."

PICARD: "Perhaps not, Mr. Data, but we can at least give it a try."

--TNG: "Times Arrow I"

"Well, I know this much. We can't avoid the future."

--Riker; TNG: "Time Squared"


Temporal
Distortions
Chapter 6

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Is Data Human? The Metaphysics of Star Trek
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • The Philosophic Enterprise Introduction xiii
  • New Life, New Civilizations Part I 1
  • Prime Suspects Chapter 1 3
  • Insufficient Data Chapter 2 41
  • Pro Creation Chapter 3 120
  • Matters of Survival Part II 121
  • To Beam or Not to Beam? Chapter 4 123
  • Personal Growth Chapter 5 163
  • Temporal Distortions Chapter 6 197
  • The Future Epilogue 235
  • Bibliography 239
  • Index 243
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