Transhumanism and Society

The Social Debate over Human Enhancement

  • Stephen Lilley
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Philosophy book series (BRIEFSPHILOSOPH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Stephen Lilley
    Pages 1-12
  3. Stephen Lilley
    Pages 13-24
  4. Stephen Lilley
    Pages 25-40
  5. Stephen Lilley
    Pages 41-60
  6. Stephen Lilley
    Pages 61-71
  7. Stephen Lilley
    Pages 73-77
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 79-91

About this book

Introduction

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.   

Keywords

Environment Transhumanity Human enhancement technology ethics Human enhancement technology Human enhancement technology society Religion Transhumanity Social Studies Technology Human Socio-technological revolution Transhumanism Transhumanism ethics Transhumanism society Transhumanity debate Transtechnology society

Authors and affiliations

  • Stephen Lilley
    • 1
  1. 1., SociologySacred Heart UniversityFairfieldUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4981-8
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4980-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4981-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-4548
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-4556
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