Summary and Info
Can God's existence be proven by logic? Are computers smart enough to follow rules — or to cheat? What is an out-of-body experience? How can tables be solid when physicists say they're made of subatomic particles that are only probability functions? Does science depend on trust? What is conscience? Does it come from God? From religious teaching? Social training? Is it rational to pursue your own self-interest? Can we all survive if we do this? In this collection of stories and dialogues Trudy Govier shows how these old and new philosophical questions arise, and offers imaginative and striking depictions of some of the theories and arguments they have inspired.