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Manifestations of the Posthuman in the Postsecular Imagination

  • Elaine Graham
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Part of the Technikzukünfte, Wissenschaft und Gesellschaft / Futures of Technology, Science and Society book series (TEWG)

Abstract

This paper sketches out the beginnings of a conversation between two contemporary concepts in critical theory: the posthuman (or post/human) and the postsecular. They have shared origins in the critique of the assumptions that shaped Western modernity, particularly the elevation of the human subject as autonomous and self-determining, distinguished from animals, nature, and machines but also uniquely rational and unconstrained by the bounds of superstition, tradition, and religion.

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Social Capital Human Nature Christian Theology Religious Revival Western Modernity 
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  1. 1.ChesterUnited Kingdom

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