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Philosophy Through Video Games - download pdf or read online

By Jon Cogburn,Mark Silcox

ISBN-10: 0415988578

ISBN-13: 9780415988575

ISBN-10: 0415988586

ISBN-13: 9780415988582

How can Wii Sports train us approximately metaphysics?

Can enjoying World of Warcraft bring about larger self-consciousness?

How do we know about aesthetics, ethics and divine attributes from
Zork, Grand robbery Auto, and Civilization?

A number of more and more refined games are swiftly overtaking books, motion pictures, and tv as America's preferred type of media leisure. it really is predicted that by means of 2011 over 30 percent of US families will personal a Wii console - in regards to the similar percent that owned a tv in 1953.

In Philosophy via games, Jon Cogburn and Mark Silcox - philosophers with online game event - examine the cultured charm of games, their influence on our morals, the insights they offer us into our realizing of perceptual wisdom, own identification, man made intelligence, and the very that means of lifestyles itself, arguing that games are renowned accurately simply because they have interaction with longstanding philosophical problems.

Topics lined include:

* the matter of the exterior World

* Dualism and private Identity

* man made and Human Intelligence within the Philosophy of Mind

* the belief of Interactive Art

* the ethical results of Video Games

* video games and God's Goodness

Games mentioned include:

Madden Football, Wii Sports, Guitar Hero, World of Warcraft, Sims Online, Second Life, Baldur's Gate, Knights of the previous Republic, Elder Scrolls, Zork, EverQuest Doom, Halo 2, Grand robbery Auto, Civilization, Mortal Kombat, Rome: overall War, Black and White, Aidyn Chronicles

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