Mythologies of Transhumanism (Hardback)Michael Hauskeller (author)
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This book examines the dependence of transhumanist arguments on the credibility of the narratives of meaning in which they are embedded. By taking the key ideas from transhumanist philosophy - the desirability of human self-design and immortality, the elimination of all suffering and the expansion of human autonomy - Michael Hauskeller explores these narratives and the understanding of human nature that informs them. Particular attention is paid to the theory of transhumanism as a form of utopia, stories of human nature, the increasing integration of the radical human enhancement project into the cultural mainstream, and the drive to upgrade from flesh to machine.
Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
Number of pages: 225
Weight: 4149 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 x 21 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2016
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