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Building Better Humans?

Building Better Humans?

Refocusing the Debate on Transhumanism
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Contents: Michael M. Crow: Science, Technology, and Democracy - Quentin Wheeler: Recombinant Innovation Creative Hybrid Zones in the Adaptive University - Hava Tirosh-Samuelson/Kenneth L. Mossman: New Perspectives on Transhumanism - Hava Tirosh-Samuelson: Science and the Betterment of Humanity: Three British Prophets of Transhumanism - Linell E. Cady: Religion and the Technowonderland of Transhumanism - Norbert Samuelson/Hava Tirosh-Samuelson: Jewish Perspectives on Transhumanism - Farzad Mahootian: Ideals of Human Perfection: A Comparison of Sufism and Transhumanism - Eugene Clay: Transhumanism and the Orthodox Christian Tradition - Steven M. Wasserstrom: «The True Dreams of Mankind». Mircea Eliade's Transhumanist Fiction and the History of Religions - Brian Gratton: What is Race? Transhumanism and the Evolutionary Sciences - Kenneth L. Mossman: In Sickness and in Health: The (Fuzzy) Boundary between «Therapy» and «Enhancement» - Gary E. Marchant/Alexandra López: The (In)Feasibility of Regulating Enhancement - Steven A. Hoffman: Transhumanist Materialism: A Critique from Immunoneuropsychology - Craig T. Nagoshi/Julie L. Nagoshi: Being Human versus Being Transhuman: The Mind-Body Problem and Lived Experience - Michael J. White: Prenatal Human Enhancement and Issues of Responsibility - Walter Glannon: Neuroscience's Threat to Free Will - Barry G. Ritchie: The (Un)Likelihood of a High-Tech Path to Immortality - Daniel Barben: Converging Technologies, Transhumanism, and Future Society - Joan L. McGregor: Transhumanism and Obligations to Future Generations - Jerry Coursen: Against Species Extinction Transhumanism and Contemporary Technological Culture - Braden Allenby: Technology and Transhumanism: Unpredictability, Radical Contingency, and Accelerating Change - William J. Grassie: Is Transhumanism Scientifically Plausible? Posthuman Predictions and the Human Predicament.
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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    biotechnology; converging technologies; eschatology; evolution; human enhancement; transhumanism


Autor: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
ISBN-13: 9783631635131
ISBN: 3631635133
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 520
Gewicht: 778 g
Format: 216x149x35 mm
Sprache: Englisch
Editiert von: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Kenneth L. Mossman
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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Autor: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
ISBN-13:: 9783631635131
ISBN: 3631635133
Erscheinungsjahr: 05.03.2012
Verlag: Lang, Peter GmbH
Gewicht: 778g
Seiten: 520
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 216x149x35 mm