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The Resource Human nature in an age of biotechnology : the case for mediated posthumanism, Tamar Sharon

Human nature in an age of biotechnology : the case for mediated posthumanism, Tamar Sharon

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Human nature in an age of biotechnology : the case for mediated posthumanism
Title
Human nature in an age of biotechnology
Title remainder
the case for mediated posthumanism
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Tamar Sharon
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Language
eng
Summary
New biotechnologies have propelled the question of what it means to be human, or posthuman, to the forefront of societal and scientific consideration. This volume provides an accessible, critical overview of the main approaches in the debate on posthumanism, and argues that they do not adequately address the question of what it means to be human in an age of biotechnology. It offers a comprehensive mapping of posthumanist discourse divided into four broad approaches, two of them humanist-based approaches: dystopic and liberal posthumanism, and two non-humanist approaches: radical and methodological posthumanism. The author compares and contrasts these models through an exploration of key issues, from human enhancement, to eugenics, to new configurations of biopower, questioning what role technology plays in defining the boundaries of the human. Building on the contributions and limitations of radical and methodological posthumanism, the author develops a novel perspective, mediated posthumanism, that brings together insights into the philosophy of technology, the sociology of biomedicine, and Michel Foucault's work on ethical subject constitution. In this framework, technology is neither a neutral tool nor a force that alienates humanity from itself, but something that is always already part of the experience of being human, and subjectivity is viewed as an emergent property that is constantly being shaped and transformed by its engagements with biotechnologies. Mediated posthumanism becomes a tool for identifying novel ethical modes of human experience that are richer and more multifaceted than allowed by current posthumanist perspectives. This is an essential reading for students and scholars working on ethics and technology, philosophy of technology, poststructuralism, technology and the body, and medical ethics
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GW5XE
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1975-
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Sharon, Tamar
Dewey number
660.601
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Philosophy of engineering and technology,
Series volume
volume 14
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  • Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • Biotechnology
  • Bioethics
  • Humanism
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Human nature in an age of biotechnology : the case for mediated posthumanism, Tamar Sharon
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. A Cartography of the Posthuman -- Chapter 3. The Human Enhancement Debate: For, Against and from Human Nature -- Chapter 4. Towards a Non-Humanist Posthumanism: The Originary Prostheticity of Radical and Methodological Posthumanism -- Chapter 5. From Molar to Molecular Bodies: Posthumanist Frameworks in Contemporary Biology -- Chapter 6. Posthuman Subjectivity: Beyond Modern Metaphysics -- Chapter 7. Technologically Produced Nature: Nature Beyond Schizophrenia and Paranoia -- Chapter 8. New Modes of Ethical Selfhood: Geneticization and Genetically Responsible Subjectivity -- Chapter 9. Conclusion. .
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ocn862411237
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1 online resource (x, 241 pages)
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online
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9789400775541
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1007/978-94-007-7554-1
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illustrations
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remote
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(OCoLC)862411237
Label
Human nature in an age of biotechnology : the case for mediated posthumanism, Tamar Sharon
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. A Cartography of the Posthuman -- Chapter 3. The Human Enhancement Debate: For, Against and from Human Nature -- Chapter 4. Towards a Non-Humanist Posthumanism: The Originary Prostheticity of Radical and Methodological Posthumanism -- Chapter 5. From Molar to Molecular Bodies: Posthumanist Frameworks in Contemporary Biology -- Chapter 6. Posthuman Subjectivity: Beyond Modern Metaphysics -- Chapter 7. Technologically Produced Nature: Nature Beyond Schizophrenia and Paranoia -- Chapter 8. New Modes of Ethical Selfhood: Geneticization and Genetically Responsible Subjectivity -- Chapter 9. Conclusion. .
Control code
ocn862411237
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 241 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789400775541
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-94-007-7554-1
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)862411237

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