Mythologies Of Transhumanism by Michael HauskellerMythologies Of Transhumanism by Michael Hauskeller

Mythologies Of Transhumanism

byMichael Hauskeller

Hardcover | November 21, 2016

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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. 

Michael Hauskeller is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Exeter, UK. He has published extensively on various topics. Recent publications include:Better Humans? Understanding the Enhancement Project(2013),Sex and the Posthuman Condition(2014), and, as co-editor, The Palgrave Handbook of Posthumanism in Film and Television(2015...
Title:Mythologies Of TranshumanismFormat:HardcoverDimensions:225 pages, 21 × 14.8 × 0.03 inPublished:November 21, 2016Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319397400

ISBN - 13:9783319397405


Table of Contents

Introduction.- 1. Dreams of a Better World.- 2. Stories of Human Nature.- 3. The Twofold Nature of the Transhumanist Human.- 4. The Bioconservative Human.- 5. The Disease of Being Human.- 6. Messy Bodies.- 7. Is Nature Unfair? .- 8. Love Enhancement.- 9. Moral Enhancement.- 10. Animal Enhancement.- Conclusion.- Literature.- Index.