The Posthuman Condition

The Posthuman Condition
10. maj 2012

If biotechnology can be used to "upgrade" humans physically and mentally, should it be used at all? And, if so, to what extent? How will biotechnology affect societal cohesion? Can the development be controlled, or is this a Pandora's box that should remain closed? These are but a few of the perplex questions facing scientists as a result of the increasing ability of technology to change biology and, in turn, profoundly change human living conditions.

This development has created a new posthuman horizon that will influence contemporary life and politics in a number of ways. The Posthuman Condition addresses the challenges of: •Imagining a society where the properties of humans have shifted radically •Assessing the scope of deploying technologies that are already underway •Basing decisions on an ethical foundation that does not entail a concept of human nature •Ascertaining the types of political action that can and should be taken in the face of this situation The anthology brings together researchers from a wide range of disciplines: biotechnology, medicine, ethics, politics, and aesthetics, and among contributors are Francis Fukuyama, Julian Savulescu, Maxwell Mehlman, John Harris and Chris Hables Gray.

com: How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature, and Informatics (9780226321462): N. Practicalities. ) sortiront courant juin via Comatose leur … Posthuman or post-human is a concept originating in the fields of science fiction, futurology, contemporary art, and philosophy that literally means a person or entity that exists in a state beyond being human. Katherine Hayles: Books This book offers an original and accessible introduction to the contemporary debates on the notion of the posthuman.

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