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Read and Download Max More book The Transhumanist Reader in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Transhumanist Reader. This book was released on 2013-03-05 with total page 480 pages. Book excerpt: The first authoritative and comprehensive survey of the originsand current state of transhumanist thinking The rapid pace of emerging technologies is playing anincreasingly important role in overcoming fundamental humanlimitations. Featuring core writings by seminal thinkers in thespeculative possibilities of the posthuman condition, essaysaddress key philosophical arguments for and against humanenhancement, explore the inevitability of life extension, andconsider possible solutions to the growing issues of social andethical implications and concerns. Edited by the internationallyacclaimed founders of the philosophy and social movement oftranshumanism, The Transhumanist Reader is an indispensableguide to our current state of knowledge of the quest to expand thefrontiers of human nature.

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ISBN 13: 183982624X
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Read and Download Benjamin Ross book The Philosophy of Transhumanism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Philosophy of Transhumanism. This book was released on 2020-05-11 with total page 236 pages. Book excerpt: Transhumanism is an international movement which anticipates humans developing posthuman capacities in the near future.This work provides an introduction to transhumanism and the ethical and philosophical issues raised by radical human enhancement. The book investigates these questions in a way that is timely and accessible to the non-specialist.

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ISBN 13: 3030049582
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ISBN 13: 9781839826252
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Read and Download Benjamin Ross book The Philosophy of Transhumanism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Philosophy of Transhumanism. This book was released on 2020-05-11 with total page 236 pages. Book excerpt: Transhumanism is an international movement which anticipates humans developing posthuman capacities in the near future.This work provides an introduction to transhumanism and the ethical and philosophical issues raised by radical human enhancement. The book investigates these questions in a way that is timely and accessible to the non-specialist.

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ISBN 13: 9877446588
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Read and Download Catherine Dumont book Transhumanism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTranshumanism. This book was released on 2021-10-29 with total page 27 pages. Book excerpt: Starting in the mid-20th century, the idea of "improving" the race and prolonging life began to gain ground, and by the 1990s it materialized in a philosophy called "transhumanism". In the 21st century, the global elites and the World Economic Forum took the initiative to accelerate and order this paradigm shift. Right now, they are working on the acceptance of ideas such as living on Mars or merging the biological, the technological and the physical. It will no longer be about the survival of the fittest, but about the specific design of beings. The position of creation, guidance and control will belong to the race itself, or at least to a part of it.

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ISBN 13: 3030565467
Total Pages : 244 pages
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ISBN 13: 3030169200
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Read and Download Newton Lee book The Transhumanism Handbook in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Transhumanism Handbook. This book was released on 2019-07-03 with total page 863 pages. Book excerpt: Modern humanity with some 5,000 years of recorded history has been experiencing growing pains, with no end in sight. It is high time for humanity to grow up and to transcend itself by embracing transhumanism. Transhumanism offers the most inclusive ideology for all ethnicities and races, the religious and the atheists, conservatives and liberals, the young and the old regardless of socioeconomic status, gender identity, or any other individual qualities. This book expounds on contemporary views and practical advice from more than 70 transhumanists. Astronaut Neil Armstrong said on the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969, “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Transhumanism is the next logical step in the evolution of humankind, and it is the existential solution to the long-term survival of the human race.

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Publisher : Penn State Press
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ISBN 13: 0271088419
Total Pages : 89 pages
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ISBN 13: 9400749813
Total Pages : 89 pages
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Read and Download Stephen Lilley book Transhumanism and Society in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTranshumanism and Society. This book was released on 2012-07-31 with total page 89 pages. Book excerpt: This book provides an introductory overview to the social debate over enhancement technologies with an overview of the transhumanists' call to bypass human nature and conservationists' argument in defense of it. The author present this controversy as it unfolds in the contest between transhumanists proponents and conservationists, who push back with an argument to conserve human nature and to ban enhancement technologies. This book provides an overview of the key contested points and present the debate in an orderly, constructive fashion. Readers are informed about the discussion over humanism, the tension between science and religion, and the interpretation of socio-technological revolutions; and are invited to make up their own mind about one of the most challenging topics concerning the social and ethical implications of technological advancements.

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Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN 13: 0190051493
Total Pages : 371 pages
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Read and Download Susan B. Levin book Posthuman Bliss? in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPosthuman Bliss?. This book was released on 2020 with total page 371 pages. Book excerpt: Transhumanists would have humanity's creation of posthumanity be our governing aim. Susan B. Levin challenges their overarching commitments regarding the mind, brain, ethics, liberal democracy, knowledge, and reality. Her critique unmasks their notion of humanity's self-transcendence via science and technology as pure, albeit seductive, fantasy.

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ISBN 13: 9780988822412
Total Pages : 334 pages
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ISBN 13: 9783631635131
Total Pages : 520 pages
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Read and Download Hava Tirosh-Samuelson book Building Better Humans? in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TBuilding Better Humans?. This book was released on 2012 with total page 520 pages. Book excerpt: 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.

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ISBN 13: 3643912978
Total Pages : 232 pages
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Read and Download Robert Petkovsek book Transhumanism as a Challenge for Ethics and Religion in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTranshumanism as a Challenge for Ethics and Religion. This book was released on 2021-01-25 with total page 232 pages. Book excerpt: The crucial question of our time is: How to preserve humanity, humanitas, in a world of radical and not so long ago practically unimaginable technological possibilities? The book addresses this issue through its treatment of transhumanism, a diverse movement the representatives of which promise and advocate for the enhancement of human being through modern science, technology, and pharmacology. Their views differ in the degree of extremity, and they contain many ambiguities, as well as pitfalls and dangers that require an answer from both ethical and religious points of view. The book deepens the understanding of transhumanism in an interdisciplinary way and thus helps to form the right attitude towards it that will truly benefit human flourishing. It offers a rich variety of views on transhumanism, ranging from its illumination in the light of contemporary research into happiness, through liberal eugenics and biopolitics, all the way to its considerations in terms of religions and manifestations in concrete works of art.

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ISBN 13: 9783319819532
Total Pages : 240 pages
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Read and Download Michael Hauskeller book Mythologies of Transhumanism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TMythologies of Transhumanism. This book was released on 2018-12-05 with total page 240 pages. Book excerpt: This book examines the dependence of transhumanist arguments on the credibility of the narratives of meaning in which they are embedded. By taking the key ideas from transhumanist philosophy - the desirability of human self-design and immortality, the elimination of all suffering and the expansion of human autonomy - Michael Hauskeller explores these narratives and the understanding of human nature that informs them. Particular attention is paid to the theory of transhumanism as a form of utopia, stories of human nature, the increasing integration of the radical human enhancement project into the cultural mainstream, and the drive to upgrade from flesh to machine.

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Publisher : Feral House
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ISBN 13: 1936239477
Total Pages : 340 pages
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Read and Download Scott de Hart book Transhumanism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTranshumanism. This book was released on 2012-11-06 with total page 340 pages. Book excerpt: The ultimate question is no longer "who am I" or "why am I here." These questions were answered in the earliest civilizations by philosophers and priests. Today we live in an age of such rapid advances in technology and science that the ultimate question must be rephrased: what shall we be? This book investigates what may become of human civilization, who is setting the agenda for a trans-humanistic civilization, and why . The modern Victor Frankenstein holds a high political office, carries diplomatic immunity, and is most likely funded by the largest corporations worldwide. His method is ancient: alchemy. His fraternities are well known and their secrets are well kept, but his goal of times past and present is the same; he dares to become as god, genetically manipulating the seeds of the earth, the beasts on the fields, and to claim legal ownership over humanity by re-creating it in his own image. This is no fairy tale, science fiction, or conspiracy theory … it simply is! Transhumanism, a Grimoire of Alchemical Agendas by Dr.'s. Joseph P. Farrell and Scott D. de Hart lifts the veil from the macabre transhumanistic monster being assembled and exposes the hidden history and agenda that has set humanity on a collision course for the Apocalypse. Joseph P. Farrell is the author of the best-selling Genes, Giants, Monsters, and Men: The Surviving Elites of the Cosmic War and Their Hidden Agenda.

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ISBN 13: 074256536X
Total Pages : 602 pages
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Read and Download David M. Kaplan book Readings in the Philosophy of Technology in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReadings in the Philosophy of Technology. This book was released on 2009-10-16 with total page 602 pages. Book excerpt: Ideal for professors who want to provide a comprehensive set of the most important readings in the philosophy of technology, from foundational to the cutting edge, this book introduces students to the various ways in which societies, technologies, and environments shape one another. The readings examine the nature of technology as well as the effects of technologies upon human knowledge, activities, societies, and environments. Students will learn to appreciate the ways that philosophy informs our understanding of technology, and to see how technology relates to ethics, politics, nature, human nature, computers, science, food, and animals.

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ISBN 13: 9781032092263
Total Pages : 176 pages
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Read and Download Robert Frodeman book Transhumanism, Nature, and the Ends of Science in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTranshumanism, Nature, and the Ends of Science. This book was released on 2021-06-30 with total page 176 pages. Book excerpt: This book is an interdisciplinary account of the role of science and technology in contemporary culture, culminating in a social-political and philosophical critique of transhumanism. The author probes the assumptions of transhumanist thinkers and prominent critics as he develops his own distinctive take on transhumanism.