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Mistaking the nature of the posthuman

Steve Sneyd

Mistaking the nature of the posthuman

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Published by Hilltop Press in Huddersfield [England] .
Written in English

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StatementSteve Sneyd.
LC ClassificationsPR6069.N4 M57 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination107 p. :
Number of Pages107
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23865310M
ISBN 109780905262420
LC Control Number2009379972

As Rodney Brooks put it in an article in Nature: “The current scientific view of living things is that they are machines whose components are biomolecules.” The psychologist Steven Pinker, in the first pages of his classic book How the Mind Works, writes that the problems of understanding humans “are both design specs for a robot and the.   Posthumanism in the Age of Humanism: Mind, Matter, and Life Sciences after Kant is a very welcome extension of the idea of posthumanist prefiguration into the Enlightenment, German Idealism and Romanticism. The contributions to this important collection make an excellent case for locating the beginnings of a critique of anthropocentrism, human. Before exploring the ‘multiplicity of systems of intensities’ in detail, we can go back over the relation between the eye and human self-extinction, between the eye that views the world in order to enable survival, and the eye that then becomes frozen or seduced by its own imaging power—to the point where the eye takes in a frozen image of its by:   What has Christian theology to do with posthuman culture? Much—or it should! Over a half-century ago C. S. Lewis warned that the last step in man’s conquest of nature would mean the conquest of human nature itself. Some people think the moment anticipated by Lewis has arrived. In How We Became Posthuman, Katherine Hayles makes just this case (though .

The aim of this book is to argue that [Aldous] Huxley was right, that the most significant threat posed by contemporary biotechnology is the possibility that it will alter human nature and thereby move us into a "posthuman" stage of history.5/5.

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