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The Resource Prophets of the posthuman : American fiction, biotechnology, and the ethics of personhood, Christina Bieber Lake

Prophets of the posthuman : American fiction, biotechnology, and the ethics of personhood, Christina Bieber Lake

Label
Prophets of the posthuman : American fiction, biotechnology, and the ethics of personhood
Title
Prophets of the posthuman
Title remainder
American fiction, biotechnology, and the ethics of personhood
Statement of responsibility
Christina Bieber Lake
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Prophets of the Posthuman provides a fresh and original reading of fictional narratives that raise the question of what it means to be human in the face of rapidly developing bioenhancement technologies. Christina Bieber Lake argues that works by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Walker Percy, Flannery O'Connor, Toni Morrison, George Saunders, Marilynne Robinson, Raymond Carver, James Tiptree, Jr., and Margaret Atwood must be reevaluated in light of their contributions to larger ethical questions. Drawing on a wide range of sources in philosophical and theological ethics, Lake argues that these writers share a commitment to maintaining a category of personhood more meaningful than that allowed by utilitarian ethics. Prophets of the Posthuman insists that because technology can never ask whether we should do something that we have the power to do, literature must step into that role. -- Publisher website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lake, Christina Bieber
Dewey number
810.9/353
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.E86
LC item number
L35 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Ethics in literature
  • Bioethics in literature
  • Human beings in literature
  • Literature and technology
Label
Prophets of the posthuman : American fiction, biotechnology, and the ethics of personhood, Christina Bieber Lake
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
841892476
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 243 pages
Isbn
9780268022365
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013022548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)841892476
Label
Prophets of the posthuman : American fiction, biotechnology, and the ethics of personhood, Christina Bieber Lake
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
841892476
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xix, 243 pages
Isbn
9780268022365
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013022548
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)841892476

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