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

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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 anumber 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 underwayBasing decisions on an ethical foundation that does not entail a concept of human natureAscertaining 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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Sideantal: 227
Sprog: Engelsk
Originalsprog: Dansk
Produktvariant: Hæftet
Oplag: 1
Udgave: 1
Udgiver: Aarhus Universitetsforlag
Bredde: 158 mm
Højde: 230 mm
Dybde: 18 mm
Vægt: 437 g
Serie: MatchPoints 3
Udgivelsesdato: 09 May 2012
Oplagsdato: 09 May 2012
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2012

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Engelsk

The Posthuman Condition - Ethics, Aesthetics and Politics of Biotechnological Challenges Aarhus Universitetsforlag