The Resource Transhumanism and Society : The Social Debate over Human Enhancement, by Stephen Lilley, (electronic resource)

Transhumanism and Society : The Social Debate over Human Enhancement, by Stephen Lilley, (electronic resource)

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Transhumanism and Society : The Social Debate over Human Enhancement
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Transhumanism and Society
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The Social Debate over Human Enhancement
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by Stephen Lilley
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eng
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This book provides an introductory overview to the social debate over enhancement technologies with an overview of the transhumanists' call to bypass human nature and conservationists' argument in defense of it. The author present this controversy as it unfolds in the contest between transhumanists proponents and conservationists, who push back with an argument to conserve human nature and to ban enhancement technologies. This book provides an overview of the key contested points and present the debate in an orderly, constructive fashion. Readers are informed about the discussion over humanism, the tension between science and religion, and the interpretation of socio-technological revolutions; and are invited to make up their own mind about one of the most challenging topics concerning the social and ethical implications of technological advancements
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Lilley, Stephen
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B53
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non fiction
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SpringerBriefs in Philosophy,
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  • Philosophy (General)
  • Technology
  • Transgenic organisms
  • Life sciences
  • Social sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Transgenics
  • Methodology of the Social Sciences
  • Popular Science in Nature and Environment
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Transhumanism and Society : The Social Debate over Human Enhancement, by Stephen Lilley, (electronic resource)
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Preface -- Chapter 1 -- Introduction to the Transhumanity Debate -- Chapter 2. Transcend or Transgress? -- Chapter 3. Transformation of Body and Mind -- Chapter 4. Rhetoric of Risk -- Chapter 5. Inevitability -- Chapter 6. Closure -- References -- Index
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X, 89 p.
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9789400749818
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10.1007/978-94-007-4981-8
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(DE-He213)978-94-007-4981-8
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Transhumanism and Society : The Social Debate over Human Enhancement, by Stephen Lilley, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Chapter 1 -- Introduction to the Transhumanity Debate -- Chapter 2. Transcend or Transgress? -- Chapter 3. Transformation of Body and Mind -- Chapter 4. Rhetoric of Risk -- Chapter 5. Inevitability -- Chapter 6. Closure -- References -- Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
X, 89 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9789400749818
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-007-4981-8
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DE-He213)978-94-007-4981-8

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