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
Table of contents (6 chapters)
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.
- Body Studies
- Artificial intelligence
- Post human
- Technological Singularity
Authors and Affiliations
Dipartimento di Scienze del Patrimonio Culturale, Università degli Studi di Salerno, Fisciano, Italy
Francesco Paolo Adorno
About the author
Francesco Paolo Adorno, Professor of Bioethics and Philosophy, Università di Salerno, Italy.