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Philosophy Through Video Games Jon Cogburn

Philosophy Through Video Games

Jon Cogburn

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ISBN : 9780415997584
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197 pages
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In Philosophy Through Video Games Jon Cogburn and Mark Silcox - philosophers with game industry experience - investigate the aesthetic appeal of video games, their effect on our morals, the insights they give us into our understanding of perceptualMoreIn Philosophy Through Video Games Jon Cogburn and Mark Silcox - philosophers with game industry experience - investigate the aesthetic appeal of video games, their effect on our morals, the insights they give us into our understanding of perceptual knowledge, personal identity, artificial intelligence and the very meaning of life itself, arguing that video games are popular for the very reason of their engagement with longstanding philosophical problems.Topics covered include: The Problem of the External World- Dualism and Personal Identity- Artificial and Human Intelligence in the Philosophy of Mind- The Idea of Interactive Art- and The Moral Effects of Video Games. Games and Gods Goodness Games discussed include - Madden Football, Wii Sports, Guitar Hero, World of Warcraft, Sims Online, Second Life, Baldurs Gate, Knights of the Old Republic, Elder Scrolls, Zork, Doom, Halo 2, Grand Theft Auto, Civilization, Mortal Kombat, Rome: Total War, Black and White, and Aidyn Chronicles.