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philosophy and science fiction are thematically interdependent insofar as science fiction provides materials for philosophical thinking about the logical possibility and paradoxes of time travel, the concept of personal identity and what it means to be human, the nature of consciousness and artificial intelligence, the moral implications of encounters with extraterrestrials, and the transformations of the future that will be brought about by science and technology
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At what point should humanly engineered creatures such as the Nexus 6 replicants count as persons
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How central is memory in establishing human identity? Arguably, memory is essential for coherent, ongoing action. If you can't remember who you know or what you value, how will you be able to decide what to do? Not to mention, if you don't remember who you are, how will you be able to make any practical decisions except as contingent responses to circumstances you don't fully understand?
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