Philosophy Through Science Fiction offers a fun, challenging, and accessible way in to the issues of philosophy through the genre of science fiction. Tackling problems such as the possibility of time travel, or what makes someone the same person over time, the authors take a four-pronged approach to each issue, providing
A- a clear and concise introduction to each subject
A- a science fiction story that exemplifies a feature of the philosophical discussion
A- historical and contemporary philosophical texts that investigate the issue with rigor, and
A- glossary, plot profiles of pertinent science fiction stories and films, and questions for further reflection.
Philosophy Through Science Fiction includes stories from contemporary science fiction writers including Greg Egan and Mike Resnick, as well as from classic authors like Philip K. Dick and Robert Heinlein. Philosophy readings include historical pieces by RenA(c) Descartes and David Hume, and contemporary pieces by John Searle and Mary Midgley.
In The Wrong Letter pony-mad Pippa can't wait to ride at the Junior Show and football-mad Flo is sure her team will win the Cup Final. One morning the postman brings two letters to Elm Road that mean both girls are in for some surprises...TreeTops Fiction contains a wide range of quality stories enabling children to explore and develop their own reading tastes and interests. It contains stories from a variety of genres including humour, sci-fi, adventure, mystery and historical fiction. These exciting stories are ideal for introducing children to a wide selection of authors and illustrators. There is huge variety to ensure every reader finds books they will enjoy and can read. Books contain inside cover notes to support children in their reading. Help with children's reading development also available at www.oxfordowl.co.uk. The books are finely levelled, making it easy to match every child to the right book.
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