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Post- and Transhumanism

An Introduction


Robert Ranisch and Stefan Lorenz Sorgner

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.
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About the Editors

About the Editors


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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