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The Posthuman Condition
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, Centre for Research Ethics and Bioethics. (Bioethics)
2013 (English)In: Encyclopedia of Sciences and Religions / [ed] Springer Verlag, Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2013Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

"Posthuman condition" (PC) is a complex and multifaceted concept that covers many assumptions and definitions of human being and becoming. These definitions are generally inspired by the development of contemporary technoscience.

We can talk about a substantial ambiguity of the concept of PC, which can be declined according to two fundamental meanings: human has become posthuman because of the hybridization with technology (we could name this concept of PC "cultural posthumanism"); human is going to be overtaken by a new posthuman form of life emerging from the huge changes driven by technology (we could name this concept of PC "transhumanism" or "hyperhumanism" or "hyperbolic posthumanism" or "speculative posthumanism").

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Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2013.
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Science; Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-218724OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-218724DiVA: diva2:696765
Available from: 2014-02-15 Created: 2014-02-15 Last updated: 2016-03-09

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