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Building Better Humans?

Refocusing the Debate on Transhumanism

«Overall, Building Better Humans is a welcome contribution to the transdisciplinary debates over transhumanism [...].»
(Devan Stahl, Nanoethics 2017)»

This is the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary, inter-religious, and critical engagement with transhumanism as a cultural phenomenon, an ideology, and a philosophy. Situating transhumanism in its proper historical context, the essays reflect on transhumanism from the perspectives of several world religions, ponder the feasibility of regulating human enhancement, tease out the philosophical implications of transhumanism, explore the interplay between technology and culture, and expose the scientific limits of transhumanism. Les mer

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This is the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary, inter-religious, and critical engagement with transhumanism as a cultural phenomenon, an ideology, and a philosophy. Situating transhumanism in its proper historical context, the essays reflect on transhumanism from the perspectives of several world religions, ponder the feasibility of regulating human enhancement, tease out the philosophical implications of transhumanism, explore the interplay between technology and culture, and expose the scientific limits of transhumanism. Written by scholars of religious studies, philosophy, history, psychology, neuroscience, immunology, engineering, science/technology studies, and law, the volume encourages readers to examine transhumanism seriously and critically because of its ramifications for the future of humanity.

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Forlag
Peter Lang AG
Innbinding
Innbundet
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
520
ISBN
9783631635131
Utgivelsesår
2012
Format
21 x 15 cm

Om forfatteren

Hava Tirosh-Samuelson is Professor of History, Irving and Miriam Lowe Professor of Modern Judaism, and Director of Jewish Studies at Arizona State University.
Kenneth L. Mossman is Professor of Health Physics at Arizona State University and administrative judge of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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«Overall, Building Better Humans is a welcome contribution to the transdisciplinary debates over transhumanism [...].»
(Devan Stahl, Nanoethics 2017)»

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