Is Data Human? The Metaphysics of Star Trek

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aboutness, 91-100
action, factors effecting, 7-8, 86, 87-88
adrenal response, 6
affect, and lower emotions, 9
afterlife, 149-52
agency. See cognitive agent; moral agency
"All Good Things . . ." (TNG), 231-34
alternative timelines. See multiple worlds theory
analogy: communication by, 34-35; and other minds problem, 22
analytic philosophy, xvi
androids: as computers, 67; consciousness in, 68-70, 112-14; and definition of life, 14; emotions in, 59, 105-12; and free will, 78, 80-91; human transfer into, 143-44, 152-53; intelligence measures for, 46-53, 60-70; and irrationality, 56-57; moral judgment in, 114-16; origins of, 72-76; personhood of, 42-46; and self- awareness, 76-77; and semantic knowledge, 91-100; sensations in, 101-5; social fears about, 77-79, 80-81, 90
Aristotle, 7
artificial entities: and definition of life, 14; intelligence measures for, 46-53, 55-60; personhood for, 42. See also androids
artificial intelligence: and artificial entities, 46-47; and functionalism, 95-96; vs. human intelligence, 55-59; inflexibility of, 46-47, 52; limitations on, 91-92; testing for, 46-53, 60-66
attention, emotions' role in, 8-9
Bareil, Vedek, 69-70, 140, 148, 158
beaming. See teletransport
behavior: and duality of mind, 192-93; emotions as necessary for, 7-8; and free will, 88, 89; and identity, 146, 148; as intelligence test method, 22-24, 60, 63-64, 92, 98; vs. internal states, 103-4; and personhood detection, 35-39, 39, 47, 74-77, 107
biology: and human definition, 10-11, 13; as necessary for intelligence, 94-96
bodily identity: changes in, 133-34; importance of, 138-39; and life after death, 150; loss of, 152-54, 171; vs. personal growth, 183-84; preservation of, 140-45, 158; vs. psychological, 128, 129, 147-49; slippery slope in, 152-54

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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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