White and Black Posthumanism - Trace Transmission in Rhetorics, Arts and Cultural Evolution (Paperback)
  • White and Black Posthumanism - Trace Transmission in Rhetorics, Arts and Cultural Evolution (Paperback)

White and Black Posthumanism - Trace Transmission in Rhetorics, Arts and Cultural Evolution (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 07/08/2009
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Computer technology, pharmacology, genetics, and neurosciences promise people the possibility of making fundamental technical changes to themselves. According to post-humanist theory, from the modifications humans perform on the human organism a post-human being will result which is supposed to have a massively broader spectrum of bodily and cognitive capabilities compared to humans. On the other hand, some essentially human characteristics will be dispensable for the post-human. For example, it has been assumed that such beings would not even require consciousness, since conscious experience might be more of a hindrance to the smooth functionality of action that will be needed in the future. This would mean that an almost unimaginable transformation would occur, and the oft-anticipated 'end of man' could become a reality in an unforeseen way. This book considers the post-humanist scenario from the perspectives of philosophy, psychoanalysis, and cognitive science.

Publisher: Springer Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783211793442

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