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Cognitive Technologies

Transhumanism: The Proper Guide to a Posthuman Condition or a Dangerous Idea?

Editors: Hofkirchner, Wolfgang, Kreowski, Hans-Jörg (Eds.)

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  • Transhumanism is an international philosophical and cultural movement that aims to enhance the intellectual and physical capabilities of human beings beyond their current limits. Critics such as Francis Fukuyama consider it one of the "world's most dangerous ideas" 
  • Project supported by the Special Interest Group "Emergent Systems, Information and Society" of the IS4SI (Intl. Society for the Study of Information), which is also a working group of the Leibniz Society of Sciences to Berlin e.V. and The Institute for a Global Sustainable Information Society (GSIS) in Vienna as well as by the Forum of Computer Scientists and IT-Professionals for Peace and Social Responsibility (FIfF e.V.)
  • Interesting for researchers in domains such as artificial intelligence, robotics, cognitive science, information technology, nanotechnology, biotechnology, science and technology studies, technology assessment, information and society, information ethics, and digital humanism
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This book examines the contributions of the transhumanism approach to technology, in particular the contributed chapters are wary of the implications of this popular idea.
The volume is organized into four parts concerning philosophical, military, technological and sociological aspects of transhumanism, but the reader is free to choose various reading patterns. Topics discussed include gene editing, the singularity, ethical machines, metaphors in AI, mind uploading, and the philosophy of art, and some perspectives taken or discussed examine transhumanism within the context of the philosophy of technology, transhumanism as a derailed anthropology, and critical sociological aspects that consider transhumanism in the context of topical concerns such as whiteness, maleness, and masculinity.
The book will be of value to researchers engaged with artificial intelligence, and the ethical, societal, and philosophical impacts of science and technology.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-56546-6
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Hardcover $169.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Transhumanism: The Proper Guide to a Posthuman Condition or a Dangerous Idea?
Editors
  • Wolfgang Hofkirchner
  • Hans-Jörg Kreowski
Series Title
Cognitive Technologies
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-56546-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-56546-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-56545-9
Series ISSN
1611-2482
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 244
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
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