Post- and Transhumanism: An Introduction by Robert RanischPost- and Transhumanism: An Introduction by Robert Ranisch

Post- and Transhumanism: An Introduction

EditorRobert Ranisch, Stefan Lorenz Sorgner

Hardcover | October 31, 2014

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Scientific advances in genetics, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence signal the end of our traditional concept of the human being. The most vigorous movements dealing with this ongoing crisis of humanism are posthumanism and transhumanism. While posthumanism reconsiders what it means to be human, transhumanism actively promotes human enhancement. Both approaches address the posthuman condition in the technological age. In 20 articles, written by leading scholars of the field, this volume provides the first comprehensive introduction to debates beyond humanism.
Robert Ranisch is a philosopher and Research Associate at the International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities at the University of Tübingen (Germany). Stefan Lorenz Sorgner is Director of the Beyond Humanism Network and Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.
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Title:Post- and Transhumanism: An IntroductionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:October 31, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631606621

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Table of Contents

Contents: Robert Ranisch/Stefan Lorenz Sorgner: Introducing Post- and Transhumanism – Stefan Lorenz Sorgner: Pedigrees – Hava Tirosh-Samuelson: Religion – Trijsje Franssen: Prometheus – Yunus Tuncel: Nietzsche – Michael Hauskeller: Utopia – Curtis D. Carbonell: Brave New World – Sascha Dickel/Andreas Frewer: Life Extension – James Hughes: Politics – Robert Ranisch: Morality – Thomas D. Philbeck: Ontology – Martin G. Weiss: Nature – Steve Fuller: Evolution – Francesca Ferrando: The Body – Andy Miah: Bioart – Evi Sampanikou: New Media Art – Marcus Rockoff: Literature – Domna Pastourmatzi: Science Fiction Literature – Dónal P. O’Mathúna: Movies – Stefan Lorenz Sorgner: Music.

Editorial Reviews

«[…] this volume offers a superb and very timely introduction into both trans- and posthumanism and their many relations. It is highly recommended for all those interested in this very exciting new area of thought.»
(Pieter Lemmens, Human Studies 38/2015)