A Thought Without Body in Jordan Harrison’s Marjorie Prime

  • Rusul Sami
Keywords: Artificial intelligence, Marjorie Prime, Jordan Harrison, Lyotard


      Artificial intelligence is one of the today’s most influential. It can intervene in man y sections of the human life. This study explores the possibility of using artificial intelligence in the construction of human memory and identity in Jordan Harrison’s play Marjorie Prime. Following Jean-François Lyotard’s critique of the postmodern era and the relationship between knowledge and the human thought and body, the study examines how artificial intelligence, represented by the Primes in the play, can serve as a significant source of learning, yet it cannot be a completely reliable one as it is subject of manipulation. The study argues that the emergence of AI prompts a reevaluation of human agency and the preservation of knowledge in an increasingly digitalized world.


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How to Cite
Sami, R. (2024). A Thought Without Body in Jordan Harrison’s Marjorie Prime. Al-Qadisiyah Journal For Humanities Sciences, 27(1), 79 - 90. Retrieved from https://journalart.qu.edu.iq/index.php/QJHS/article/view/833