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The Transhumanist Movement

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • A comprehensive examination of the underlying theory of transhumanism

  • Offers a clear framework for the study of the transhumanist movement

  • Invaluable reference for those looking for an accessible overview of some of the key debates within this field

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    • Francesco Paolo Adorno
    Pages 1-11
  3. The Transhumanist Movement

    • Francesco Paolo Adorno
    Pages 13-40
  4. Transhumanism Between Humanism and the Posthuman

    • Francesco Paolo Adorno
    Pages 41-66
  5. Theory and Practice of Transhumanism

    • Francesco Paolo Adorno
    Pages 67-120
  6. Problems of Transhumanism

    • Francesco Paolo Adorno
    Pages 121-174
  7. Transhumanism and Biopolitics

    • Francesco Paolo Adorno
    Pages 175-201
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 203-233

About this book

The book is published as part of the "PRIN 2017 The Dark side of the Law".

This volume analyzes the theoretical underpinnings of the academic transhumanism movement, beginning with the relationship between anthropology and technique. The author focuses on the question of immortality, which can be considered the core of transhumanism. The true depth of immortality will be discussed, through which and how many transformations could be produced in order to change our society, which is basically shaped by and for human mortal beings, in a society composed by immortal persons. Some writers have written about what a future populated with immortals might look like, which is far removed from both the bright future painted by transhumanists and from the disappearance of humanity feared by bioconservatives.

Keywords

  • Transhumanism
  • Post-humanism
  • Bioethics
  • Body Studies
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Futurology
  • Post human
  • Posthumanity
  • Technological Singularity

Authors and Affiliations

  • Dipartimento di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale, Universit√† degli Studi di Salerno, Fisciano, Italy

    Francesco Paolo Adorno

About the author

Francesco Paolo Adorno, Professor of Bioethics and Philosophy, Università di Salerno, Italy.

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eBook
USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-82423-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)