Posthuman Life: Philosophy at the Edge of the Human David Roden

ISBN: 9781317592327

Published: October 10th 2014

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221 pages


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Posthuman Life: Philosophy at the Edge of the Human  by  David Roden

Posthuman Life: Philosophy at the Edge of the Human by David Roden
October 10th 2014 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 221 pages | ISBN: 9781317592327 | 8.59 Mb

We imagine posthumans as humans made superhumanly intelligent or resilient by future advances in nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science. Many argue that these enhanced people might live better lives- others fearMoreWe imagine posthumans as humans made superhumanly intelligent or resilient by future advances in nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology and cognitive science.

Many argue that these enhanced people might live better lives- others fear that tinkering with our nature will undermine our sense of our own humanity. Whoever is right, it is assumed that our technological successor will be an upgraded or degraded version of us: Human 2.0.Posthuman Life argues that the enhancement debate projects a human face onto an empty screen. We do not know what will happen and, not being posthuman, cannot anticipate how posthumans will assess the world.

If a posthuman future will not necessarily be informed by our kind of subjectivity or morality the limits of our current knowledge must inform any ethical or political assessment of that future. Posthuman Life develops a critical metaphysics of posthuman succession and argues that only a truly speculative posthumanism can support an ethics that meets the challenge of the transformative potential of technology.



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