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Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

Transhumanism, Nature, and the Ends of Science

A Critique of Technoscience

Robert (University of North Texas, USA) Frodeman

Transhumanism, Nature, and the Ends of Science

Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

Transhumanism, Nature, and the Ends of Science

A Critique of Technoscience

Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy: Transhumanism, Nature, and the Ends of Science

 

This book offers an interdisciplinary account of the role of science and technology in contemporary culture, culminating in a social-political and philosophical critique of transhumanism. Its central claim is that it is past time to restrain the runaway ambitions of technoscientific knowledge.


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Beschrijving Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy: Transhumanism, Nature, and the Ends of Science

This book offers an interdisciplinary account of the role of science and technology in contemporary culture, culminating in a social-political and philosophical critique of transhumanism. Its central claim is that it is past time to restrain the runaway ambitions of technoscientific knowledge.


The author probes the assumptions of leading transhumanist thinkers and reviews the arguments of prominent critics as he develops his own distinctive take on transhumanism. He frames these other discussions within a wider critique of the modern technoscientific impulse, which is seen as the hidden driver of any number of the social pathologies. Crucially, he offers his own naturalistic account of an alternative path for human flourishing, and discusses how philosophy needs to change in order to better contribute to pressing societal questions and to be made relevant to public policy.


The interdisciplinary orientation of Transhumanism and Nature makes it relevant to scholars and students across a wide range of disciplines, including social and political philosophy, philosophy of technology, science and technology studies, environmental studies, and public policy.


ISBN
9780367189396
Pagina's
160
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Serie
Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy
NUR
730
Druk
1
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Hardback
Taal
Engels
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Taylor & Francis Ltd

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