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From human to posthuman

Christian theology and technology in a postmodern world

by Brent Waters

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Published by Ashgate Pub. Ltd. in Aldershot, Hants, England, Burlington, VT .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Postmodernism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.,
  • Theological anthropology -- Christianity.,
  • Technology -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementBrent Waters.
    SeriesAshgate science and religion series
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBR115.P74 W38 2005
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3400265M
    ISBN 100754639142, 0754639150
    LC Control Number2005014478

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      The Posthuman offers both an introduction and major contribution to contemporary debates on the posthuman. Digital second life, genetically modified food, advanced prosthetics, robotics and reproductive technologies are familiar facets of our globally linked and technologically mediated societies. This has blurred the traditional distinction between the Author: Rosi Braidotti. posthuman does not merely attend the human as a provocation to say (again) what we mean by the human, but supplants it. Posthuman here spells post metaphysical. In his proto-posthumanist book The Ecstasy of Communication (), Jean Baudrillard argues that "the religious, metaphysical or philo.

      The notion of 'the human' is in need of urgent redefinition. At a time of radical bio-technological developments, and in light of the political and environmental imperatives of our age, the term 'posthuman' provides an alternative. The philosophical landscape which has developed as a response to the crisis of the human, includes several movements, such as: . Since the eighteenth century when the Western world became human-centered, humankind has not ceased to evolve, and so too has the very concept of the human. In , Le Corbusier and a few other members of the CIAM issued The Athens Charter, a document aimed at orchestrating the emerging technologies of the built environment into a proposal for the future of cities.[1].


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Technology is one of the dominant forces shaping the emerging postmodern world. Indeed the very fabric of daily life is dependent upon various information, communication, and transportation technologies. With anticipated advances in biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and robotics, that dependence will increase.

Yet this growing dependence is accompanied with a. Whoever is right, it is assumed that our technological successor will be an upgraded or degraded version of us: Human Posthuman Life argues that the enhancement debate projects a human face onto an empty screen.

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Anthropocenes – Human, Inhuman, Posthuman's core contributor base and readership will be in the social sciences, arts and humanities although often social and. Reconfiguring Human, Nonhuman and Posthuman in Literature and Culture tackles this severe matter within the framework of literary and cultural studies.

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The fifth novel, titled “Inhuman”, was released in the yearand is the final book in the series. We are in the midst of a growing ecological crisis.

Developing technologies and cultural interventions are throwing the status of “human” into question. It is against this context that Patricia McCormack delivers her expert justification for the “ahuman”. An alternative to “posthuman” thought, the term paves the way for thinking that doesn't dissolve into nihilism.

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Braidotti begins by pointing out that traditionally the Humanities have functioned under the.