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eBook Mythologies of Transhumanism, 1st Edition

  • Michael Hauskeller
  • Published By: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 3319397419
  • ISBN-13: 9783319397412
  • DDC: 144
  • 225 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released June 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016
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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 – the author 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.<\P>