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Beyond human : from animality to transhumanism

Author: Charlie Blake; Steven Shakespeare; Claire Molloy
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum International Pub., ©2012.
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Beyond Human investigates what it means to call ourselves human beings in relation to both our distant past and our possible futures as a species, and the questions this might raise for our relationship with the myriad species with which we share the planet. Drawing on insights from zoology, theology, cultural studies and aesthetics, an international line-up of contributors explore such topics as our origins as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Blake, Charlie.
Beyond Human : From Animality to Transhumanism.
London : Continuum International Publishing, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charlie Blake; Steven Shakespeare; Claire Molloy
ISBN: 9781441171245 144117124X
OCLC Number: 787843592
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: PART ONE: Animality: Boundaries and Definitions --
Incidents in the Animal Revolution --
Being a Known Animal --
Beyond the Pain Principle --
PART TWO: Representing Animality --
What We Can Do --
Horse-Crazy Girls --
Writing Relations --
PART THREE: Thinking Beyond the Divide --
Affective Animal --
Levinas, Bataille and the Theology of Animal Life --
Degrees of 'Freedom': Humans as Primates in Dialogue with Hans Urs von Balthasar --
Inhuman Geometry: Aurochs, Angels and the Refuge of Art --
Articulating the Inhuman: God, Animal, Machine --
Transforming the Human Body.
Responsibility: edited by Charlie Blake, Claire Molloy and Steven Shakespeare.

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Explores the implications of our animal origins and posthuman futures for our understanding of our humanity and our relations with other species. This title investigates what it means to call  Read more...

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