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Building Better Humans?

Refocusing the Debate on Transhumanism

by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson (Volume editor) Kenneth L. Mossman (Volume editor)
Edited Collection 520 Pages

Summary

This is the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary, inter-religious, and critical engagement with transhumanism as a cultural phenomenon, an ideology, and a philosophy. Situating transhumanism in its proper historical context, the essays reflect on transhumanism from the perspectives of several world religions, ponder the feasibility of regulating human enhancement, tease out the philosophical implications of transhumanism, explore the interplay between technology and culture, and expose the scientific limits of transhumanism. Written by scholars of religious studies, philosophy, history, psychology, neuroscience, immunology, engineering, science/technology studies, and law, the volume encourages readers to examine transhumanism seriously and critically because of its ramifications for the future of humanity.

Details

Pages
520
ISBN (PDF)
9783653018240
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631635131
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (September)
Tags
transhumanism biotechnology eschatology evolution converging technologies human enhancement
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2012. 520 pp.

Biographical notes

Hava Tirosh-Samuelson (Volume editor) Kenneth L. Mossman (Volume editor)

Hava Tirosh-Samuelson is Professor of History, Irving and Miriam Lowe Professor of Modern Judaism, and Director of Jewish Studies at Arizona State University. Kenneth L. Mossman is Professor of Health Physics at Arizona State University and administrative judge of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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