Posthumanity: Thinking Philosophically About the Future (Paperback)
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Posthumanity: Thinking Philosophically About the Future (Paperback)

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Paperback 232 Pages / Published: 26/05/2004
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By the end of the 21st century humans could have increasingly bionic bodies with greatly enhanced brains and sensory organs. They could be spending their abundant leisure in a variety of richly detailed, stimulating worlds provided by virtual reality technology, while computers and robots of various kinds do their work for them. What should we think of this prospect?

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742532939
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 304 g
Dimensions: 227 x 165 x 13 mm


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The range of interrelated topics makes the book ideal for introductory and philosophy of mind courses. The pressing nature of the issues makes it required reading for any educated person. Professor Cooney's book explains how the unprecedented pace of scientific and technological advance strains our understanding of fundamental concepts we normally take for granted: reality, mind, body, and person. Cooney elegantly describes and explores this urgent problem from philosophical, historical, and scientific perspectives. More than that, he provides a highly original basis for an account of consciousness. -- Kelly Becker, assistant professor of philosophy, University of New Mexico
A fruitful book for philosophers and others interested in the future. Recommended. * CHOICE *
An educational romp to the edges of the human hinterland on that travel-worthy steed, philosophy. The writing is clear and Cooney pulls together the best of the past to prepare 'us' for a fascinating post-human future. -- Dorion Sagan, co-author of What Is Life?, Microcosmos: Four Billion Years of Evolution from Our Microbial Ancestors, and other books

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