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The Posthuman Condition: Ethics, Aesthetics and Politics of Biotechnological Challenges (e-bog, pdf)

Af: Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen

Forlag: Aarhus Universitetsforlag
Format: pdf
Sprog: Engelsk
Serietitel: MatchPoints
Sideantal: 229
Dato for udgivelse: 2012-05-10
Udgivelse: 1.
Nr. i serien: 3
Redaktion: Kasper Lippert-Rasmussen, Mads Rosendahl Thomsen, Jacob Wamberg
ISBN-13: 9788771240696
Produkt type: e-bog
Filstørrelse: 6217 KB
Kopibeskyttelse: DigitalVandmaerkning
Bogtype: Ebog
Filtype: pdf

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If biotechnology can be used to "upgrade" humans physically and mentally, should it be used at all? And, if so, to what extent? How will biotechnology affect societal cohesion? Can the development be controlled, or is this a Pandora's box that should remain closed? These are but a few of the perplex questions facing scientists as a result of the increasing ability of technology to change biology and, in turn, profoundly change human living conditions. This development has created a new posthuman horizon that will influence contemporary life and politics in a number of ways. The Posthuman Condition addresses the challenges of: •Imagining a society where the properties of humans have shifted radically •Assessing the scope of deploying technologies that are already underway •Basing decisions on an ethical foundation that does not entail a concept of human nature •Ascertaining the types of political action that can and should be taken in the face of this situation The anthology brings together researchers from a wide range of disciplines: biotechnology, medicine, ethics, politics, and aesthetics, and among contributors are Francis Fukuyama, Julian Savulescu, Maxwell Mehlman, John Harris and Chris Hables Gray.

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The Posthuman Condition: Ethics, Aesthetics and Politics of Biotechnological Challenges

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