skip to content
Transhumanism and society : the social debate over human enhancement Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Transhumanism and society : the social debate over human enhancement

Author: Stephen Lilley
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2013.
Series: SpringerBriefs in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Links to this item

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)796763162
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Lilley
ISBN: 9789400749818 9400749813 9400749805 9789400749801
OCLC Number: 806228790
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Introduction to the Transhumanity Debate --
Transcend or Transgress? --
Transformation of Body and Mind --
Rhetoric of Risk --
Inevitability --
Closure.
Series Title: SpringerBriefs in philosophy.
Responsibility: Stephen Lilley.

Abstract:

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.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/806228790> # Transhumanism and society : the social debate over human enhancement
    a schema:Book, schema:MediaObject, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "806228790" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/ne> ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1159349789#Place/dordrecht> ; # Dordrecht
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1159349789#Thing/technology_philosophy> ; # Technology -- Philosophy.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1159349789#Thing/popular_science_in_nature_and_environment> ; # Popular Science in Nature and Environment.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1159349789#Thing/philosophy_general> ; # Philosophy (General)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1159349789#Thing/philosophy_of_technology> ; # Philosophy of Technology.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1159349789#Topic/sciences_humaines> ; # Sciences humaines
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1145171> ; # Technology--Philosophy
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1159349789#Thing/life_sciences> ; # Life sciences.
   schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85133166> ; # Technology--Philosophy
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1159349789#Topic/droit> ; # Droit
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1159349789#Thing/transgenic_organisms> ; # Transgenic organisms.
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1159349789#Thing/transgenics> ; # Transgenics.
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/601/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1159349789#Topic/sciences_sociales> ; # Sciences sociales
   schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
   schema:copyrightYear "2013" ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/273742233> ; # Stephen Lilley
   schema:datePublished "2013" ;
   schema:description "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."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/1159349789> ;
   schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isPartOf <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1159349789#Series/springerbriefs_in_philosophy> ; # SpringerBriefs in philosophy.
   schema:isPartOf <http://worldcat.org/issn/2211-4548> ; # SpringerBriefs in philosophy,
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/796763162> ;
   schema:name "Transhumanism and society : the social debate over human enhancement"@en ;
   schema:productID "806228790" ;
   schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/806228790#PublicationEvent/dordrecht_new_york_springer_2013> ;
   schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1159349789#Agent/springer> ; # Springer
   schema:url <http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4981-8> ;
   schema:url <http://swbplus.bsz-bw.de/bsz397387482cov.htm> ;
   schema:url <http://public.eblib.com/choice/publicfullrecord.aspx?p=1030720> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9789400749818> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9789400749801> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/806228790> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
   schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1159349789#Series/springerbriefs_in_philosophy> # SpringerBriefs in philosophy.
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/806228790> ; # Transhumanism and society : the social debate over human enhancement
   schema:name "SpringerBriefs in philosophy." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1159349789#Thing/philosophy_general> # Philosophy (General)
    a schema:Thing ;
   schema:name "Philosophy (General)" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1159349789#Thing/philosophy_of_technology> # Philosophy of Technology.
    a schema:Thing ;
   schema:name "Philosophy of Technology." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1159349789#Thing/popular_science_in_nature_and_environment> # Popular Science in Nature and Environment.
    a schema:Thing ;
   schema:name "Popular Science in Nature and Environment." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1159349789#Thing/technology_philosophy> # Technology -- Philosophy.
    a schema:Thing ;
   schema:name "Technology -- Philosophy." ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/1159349789#Thing/transgenic_organisms> # Transgenic organisms.
    a schema:Thing ;
   schema:name "Transgenic organisms." ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85133166> # Technology--Philosophy
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Technology--Philosophy"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1145171> # Technology--Philosophy
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Technology--Philosophy"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/273742233> # Stephen Lilley
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Lilley" ;
   schema:givenName "Stephen" ;
   schema:name "Stephen Lilley" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9789400749801>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "9400749805" ;
   schema:isbn "9789400749801" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9789400749818>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "9400749813" ;
   schema:isbn "9789400749818" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/issn/2211-4548> # SpringerBriefs in philosophy,
    a bgn:PublicationSeries ;
   schema:hasPart <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/806228790> ; # Transhumanism and society : the social debate over human enhancement
   schema:issn "2211-4548" ;
   schema:name "SpringerBriefs in philosophy," ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/796763162>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/806228790> ; # Transhumanism and society : the social debate over human enhancement
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.