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作者 Irwin, William
書名 Westworld and Philosophy : If You Go Looking for the Truth, Get the Whole Thing
出版項 Newark : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2018
國際標準書號 9781119437987 (electronic bk.)
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說明 1 online resource (283 pages)
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系列 The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Ser
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附註 Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Contributors: Hosts and Guests -- Acknowledgments: "Figuring Out How It All Works" -- Introduction: Taking Sides in Westworld -- Part I "You Said This Place Was a Game" -- Chapter 1 On Playing Cowboys and Indians -- Pretending to Be a Cowboy -- Acting As If You are a Cowboy -- Not Actually Being a Cowboy -- Intending to Deceive about Being a Cowboy -- Believing that You are Not a Cowboy -- Intending to Deceive about Being Human -- The Ethics of Pretending to Be a Cowboy -- Notes -- Chapter 2 A Special Kind of Game: The Portrayal of Role-play in Westworld -- Narrative and Personal Development -- Playing Cowboy -- Defining Character -- Educate and Entertain -- Allure of the West -- Notes -- Chapter 3 Humans and Hosts in Westworld: What's the Difference? -- "No matter how real this world seems, it's still just a game" -- "How do you know? We feel the same" -- "There is no threshold…no inflection point, at which we become fully alive" -- "We create life itself" -- "Do you even know where you are?" -- Notes -- Part II "You're Only Human, After All" -- Chapter 4 Crossing the Uncanny Valley: What it Means to be Human in Westworld -- Uncanny… -- (Non)human Excellence -- Suffer Little Robots -- Buddha ex Machina -- Notes -- Chapter 5 Revealing Your Deepest Self: Can Westworld Create or Corrupt Virtue? -- "Now That's a Fuckin' Vacation!" -- "Can You Please Stop Trying to Kill or Fuck Everything?" -- "This is the New World, and in This World You Can be Whoever the Fuck you Want" -- "I Always Felt this Place was Missing a Real Villain. Hence, My Humble Contribution." -- Notes -- Chapter 6 Westworld: From Androids to Persons -- Consciousness and Personhood -- Performance in the Social World -- Historical Struggles -- From Westworld to the World Outside and Back -- Notes
Part III "We Can't Define Consciousness Because Consciousness Does Not Exist" -- Chapter 7 Turing's Dream and Searle's Nightmare in Westworld -- What Does it Mean To Think? Turing vs. Searle -- Searle, the Chinese Room, and Ford -- Hosts and Guests: What is the Difference? -- The Maze: Is it Consciousness? -- Notes -- Chapter 8 What Is It Like to Be a Host? -- Your Phone Is not Conscious -- What Is it Like to Be a Bat? -- Philosophical Zombies -- When Are We? -- It Doesn't Look Like Anything to Me -- Limit your Emotional Affect Please -- Everything Will be What it Isn't -- I Know Only That I Slept a Long Time, and Then One Day I Awoke -- Violent Ends -- Notes -- Chapter 9 Does the Piano Play Itself?: Consciousness and the Eliminativism of Robert Ford -- Common-sense Consciousness? -- Have You Ever Questioned the Nature of Your Reality? -- Greater than the Sum of Our Parts? -- A Ghost in the Machine -- A Machine without the Ghost -- A New Theory of Consciousness -- The Self Is a Kind of Fiction -- Does the Piano Play Itself? -- Notes -- Part IV "Choices Hanging in the Air Like Ghosts" -- Chapter 10 Maeve's Dilemma: What Does it Mean to Be Free? -- Maeve's Journey -- Determinism and Free Choice: What Do We Need to be Free? -- Bicameral People and the Unreflective Character of Westworld Hosts -- Leaving the Train: Maeve's Choice as a Free Person -- Notes -- Chapter 11 A Place to Be Free: Writing Your Own Story in Westworld -- The Inward Revolt -- Living Someone Else's Story: Is the Hosts' Autonomy an Illusion? -- Learning to Listen to Your Own Voice -- Pull Yourself Together: What It Means to Be Autonomous -- Notes -- Chapter 12 From William to the Man in Black: Sartrean Existentialism and the Power of Freedom -- Sartre and the Existential Project -- William's Project: A White Hat -- William and Dolores: An Existential Transformation
The Man in Black's Project: A Black Hat -- Androids and Existentialism: The Case of Maeve -- Conclusion: An Infinity of Possibilities -- Notes -- Part V "I've Always Loved a Great Story…Lies That Told a Deeper Truth" -- Chapter 13 Hideous Fictions and Horrific Fates -- Part I: Nothing Left to Lose -- Part II: More Human than Human -- Part III: Endless Forms Most Beautiful -- Notes -- Chapter 14 Narrating Gender, Gendering Narrative, and Engendering Wittgenstein's "Rough Ground" in Westworld -- Language Games and Forms of Life -- Captivating Pictures -- Friction -- The Maze -- The Narrative of Self -- Back to the Rough Ground! -- Notes -- Chapter 15 The Observer(s) System and the Semiotics of Virtuality in Westworld's Characters: Jonathan Nolan's Fictions as a Conceptual Unity -- "It all started with a fly:" Science and Fiction -- The Circle, the Maze, and the Observing Systems -- The Utopian Tourism and the "Schizoid Android": William‐the Man in Black -- The Voice(s) of God and the Prosthetic Memory: Ford and Bernard -- Memory, Imagination, and the Access for the Self: Dolores and Maeve -- Notes -- Chapter 16 What Does Bernard Dream About When He Dreams About His Son? -- Grieving About Nothing: The Intentionality of Thought -- "Lies that Tell a Deeper Truth": The Fiction Theory -- The Lying Game -- "You Have No One's Eyes": The Inheritance Theory -- "When You're Suffering, That's When You're Most Real" -- Notes -- Part VI "I Choose to See the Beauty" -- Chapter 17 The Dueling Productions of Westworld: Self-Referential Art or Meta-Kitsch? -- Aesthetic Modernism: "The Voice is Within" -- Modernism with a Twist: From Painting, to Painting about Painting -- The Art of Liberation: "If You Can Find the Center or the Maze, You Can be Free." -- Indiscernibles and Autonomous Viewers: "Time to Write my Own Fucking Story" -- Notes
Chapter 18 Beauty, Dominance, Humanity: Three Takes on Nudity in Westworld -- The Posed Dolores: The Nude as Artform -- "Not Much of a Rind on You": The Nude as a Sign of Male Sexual Dominance -- Maeve Comes Alive! Nudity as Sexuality as Becoming Human -- In Closing, The Naked Truth -- Notes -- Chapter 19 Sci-Fi Western or Ancient Greek Tragedy? -- The Value of Repetition and Kennings -- Pathei Mathos: This Pain is All I Have Left -- "Everything flows": The Concept of Time and Becoming -- Journey into Night: A Modern Theogony -- Westworld and the Power of Catharsis -- Notes -- Part VII "You Can't play God Without Being Acquainted With the Devil" -- Chapter 20 Of Hosts and Men: Westworld and Speciesism -- They're Just Robots: Direct Speciesism -- Mindless Matter and Indirect Speciesism -- Whatever! It's All Natural -- Notes -- Chapter 21 Violent Births: Fanon, Westworld, and Humanity -- Violent Delights and Violent Ends -- Frantz Fanon: "The Master Laughs at the Consciousness of the Slave" -- Violence as Transformative: The Colonized as a Maker of History -- Violence Against Humans: The Case of Bernard -- Self-inflicted Wounds: The Dehumanization of the Guests -- From Escapism to Violence: Maeve/Dolores -- Humanization: A Violent Phenomenon? -- Notes -- Chapter 22 The Wretched of Westworld: Scientific Totalitarianism and Revolutionary Violence -- Total Terror in the Holes of Oblivion -- Robo Sapiens: Robot Lives Matter -- The Horror Machine: Killing the Juridical Person -- Oppressed Become Oppressors: Killing the Moral Person -- Living Corpses: Killing Individuality -- A World Ruled by Tyrannical Mad Science -- Terrified Become Terrifying: Violent Delights Have Violent Ends -- Lady Lazarus: Self-Resurrection -- The Resistance: New Humans, New Gods -- Notes -- Index -- EULA
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