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Humanism and Technology

Opportunities and Challenges

  • Anthony B. Pinn

Part of the Studies in Humanism and Atheism book series (SHA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Anthony B. Pinn
    Pages 1-11
  3. Humans Through Technology

  4. Humans Using Technology

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 207-239

About this book

Introduction

This book interrogates the ways in which new technological advances impact the thought and practices of humanism. Chapters investigate the social, political, and cultural implications of the creation and use of advanced forms of technology, examining both defining benefits and potential dangers. Contributors also discuss technology’s relationship to and impact on the shifting definitions we hold for humankind. 

International and multi-disciplinary in nature and scope, the volume presents an exploration of humanism and technology that is both racially diverse and gender sensitive. With great depth and self-awareness, contributors offer suggestions for how humanists and humanist organizations might think about and relate to technology in a rapidly changing world. More broadly, the book offers a critical humanistic interrogation of the concept of “progress” especially as it relates to technological advancement. 


Keywords

Humanism Technology Humanist Evolution Artificial intelligence Mad Science Atheism Biotechnology Morality Race Gender Digital Aging

Editors and affiliations

  • Anthony B. Pinn
    • 1
  1. 1.Rice University HoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-31714-4
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31713-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31714-4
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