Philosophy Through Video Games

Jon Cogburn, Mark Silcox

How can Wii Sports educate us approximately metaphysics?

Can taking part in World of Warcraft result in 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 subtle games are speedily overtaking books, movies, and tv as America's most well liked type of media leisure. it really is envisioned that by means of 2011 over 30 percent of US families will personal a Wii console - in regards to the comparable percent that owned a tv in 1953.

In Philosophy via games, Jon Cogburn and Mark Silcox - philosophers with online game adventure - examine the cultured attraction of games, their impression on our morals, the insights they provide us into our knowing of perceptual wisdom, own identification, synthetic intelligence, and the very which means of lifestyles itself, arguing that games are well known accurately simply because they have interaction with longstanding philosophical problems.

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Madden Football, Wii Sports, Guitar Hero, World of Warcraft, Sims Online, Second Life, Baldur's Gate, Knights of the outdated Republic, Elder Scrolls, Zork, EverQuest Doom, Halo 2, Grand robbery Auto, Civilization, Mortal Kombat, Rome: overall War, Black and White, Aidyn Chronicles

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