9780812699616

Mr. Robot and Philosophy

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  • ISBN13:

    9780812699616

  • ISBN10:

    0812699610

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/13/2017
  • Publisher: Open Court
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Summary

Mr. Robot has been hailed, not only as one of the most haunting and unnerving dramas ever to appear on television, but also as the first accurate popular presentation of how computer hacking and cyberterrorism actually work. Mr. Robot and Philosophy is aimed at thoughtful fans of this addictive show who will welcome the opportunity to explore Elliot Alderson's world from a philosophical perspective.

The developing story of Mr. Robot constantly raises ethical and metaphysical issues. What happens to our personal identity when it’s extended into cyberspace and an array of electronic devices? Are we in control of our online lives or are we being controlled? What does our right to privacy mean in a world where millions of people can observe what we’re doing and saying? Is a virtual currency true money and could it replace traditional money? Can there be healthy forms of drug addiction? Can some types of so-called mental illness be useful and beneficial?

Does it make any sense to unleash destruction upon the existing corporate economic structures, and can we expect something better to emerge from the ruins of a digital meltdown?

Author Biography

Richard Greene is Professor of Philosophy at Weber State University in Utah. He is co-editor of many volumes in the Popular Culture and Philosophy series, the most recent being Orphan Black and Philosophy.

Rachel Robison-Greene is co-editor of Dexter and Philosophy and Orange Is the New Black and Philosophy. She is currently a Ph.D. Candidate in Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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