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The Resource Cyberculture, cyborgs and science fiction : consciousness and the posthuman, William S. Haney II, (electronic resource)

Cyberculture, cyborgs and science fiction : consciousness and the posthuman, William S. Haney II, (electronic resource)

Label
Cyberculture, cyborgs and science fiction : consciousness and the posthuman
Title
Cyberculture, cyborgs and science fiction
Title remainder
consciousness and the posthuman
Statement of responsibility
William S. Haney II
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Addressing a key issue related to human nature, this book argues that the first-person experience of pure consciousness may soon be under threat from posthuman biotechnology. Presented here for the first time, the essential argument of this book is more than a warning; it gives a direction: far better to practice patience and develop pure consciousness and evolve into a higher human being than to fall prey to the Faustian temptations of biotechnological power. As argued throughout the book, each person must choose for him or herself between the technological extension of physical experience through mind, body and world on the one hand, and the natural powers of human consciousness on the other as a means to realize their ultimate vision."--Jacket
Member of
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Haney, William S
Dewey number
303.48/3
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Consciousness, literature & the arts,
Series volume
2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biotechnology
  • Consciousness
  • Mind and body
  • Science fiction
  • Cyborgs in literature
  • Biotechnology in literature
Label
Cyberculture, cyborgs and science fiction : consciousness and the posthuman, William S. Haney II, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-186) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: Consciousness and the Posthuman; Chapter 2: The Latent Powers of Consciousness vs. Bionic Humans; Chapter 3: Derrida's Indian Literary Subtext; Chapter 4: Consciousness and the Posthuman in Short Fiction; Chapter 5: Frankenstein: The Monster's Constructedness and the Narrativity of Consciousness; Chapter 6: William Gibson's Neuromancer: Technological Ambiguity; Chapter 7: Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash: Humans are not Computers; Chapter 8: Haruki Murakami's Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World: Unicorns, Elephants and Immortality
  • Chapter 9: Cyborg Revelations: Marge Piercy's He, She and ItChapter 10: Conclusion: The Survival of Human Nature; Works Cited; Index
Control code
ocm70825533
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 192 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423790808
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70825533
Label
Cyberculture, cyborgs and science fiction : consciousness and the posthuman, William S. Haney II, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-186) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1: Consciousness and the Posthuman; Chapter 2: The Latent Powers of Consciousness vs. Bionic Humans; Chapter 3: Derrida's Indian Literary Subtext; Chapter 4: Consciousness and the Posthuman in Short Fiction; Chapter 5: Frankenstein: The Monster's Constructedness and the Narrativity of Consciousness; Chapter 6: William Gibson's Neuromancer: Technological Ambiguity; Chapter 7: Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash: Humans are not Computers; Chapter 8: Haruki Murakami's Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World: Unicorns, Elephants and Immortality
  • Chapter 9: Cyborg Revelations: Marge Piercy's He, She and ItChapter 10: Conclusion: The Survival of Human Nature; Works Cited; Index
Control code
ocm70825533
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 192 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781423790808
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)70825533

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