Death and the Machine

Intersections of Mortality and Robotics

  • Siobhan Lyons

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 77-85

About this book


This books challenges conventional notions of biological life and death in the area of robotics, discussing issues such as machine consciousness, autonomous AI, and representations of robots in popular culture. Using philosophical approaches alongside scientific theory, this book offers a compelling critique on the changing nature of both humanity and biological death in an increasingly technological world.


Robots Death Philosophy Technology Non-human Ethics Language

Authors and affiliations

  • Siobhan Lyons
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  1. 1.Department of Media, Music, Communication and Cultural StudiesMacquarie UniversityNorth RydeAustralia

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