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The Resource White and black posthumanism : after the consciousness and the unconscious, Martin Kurthen ; translated from the German by Robert Payne

White and black posthumanism : after the consciousness and the unconscious, Martin Kurthen ; translated from the German by Robert Payne

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White and black posthumanism : after the consciousness and the unconscious
Title
White and black posthumanism
Title remainder
after the consciousness and the unconscious
Statement of responsibility
Martin Kurthen ; translated from the German by Robert Payne
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Computer technology, pharmacology, genetics, and neurosciences promise people the possibility of making fundamental technical changes to themselves. According to post-humanist theory, from the modifications humans perform on the human organism a post-human being will result which is supposed to have a massively broader spectrum of bodily and cognitive capabilities compared to humans. On the other hand, some essentially human characteristics will be dispensable for the post-human. For example, it has been assumed that such beings would not even require consciousness, since conscious experience might be more of a hindrance to the smooth functionality of action that will be needed in the future. This would mean that an almost unimaginable transformation would occur, and the oft-anticipated 'end of man' could become a reality in an unforeseen way. This book considers the post-humanist scenario from the perspectives of philosophy, psychoanalysis, and cognitive science."--BOOK JACKET
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Kurthen, Martin
Dewey number
599.9
Index
no index present
LC call number
GN281
LC item number
.K87 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
TRACE : transmission in rhetorics, arts and cultural evolution,
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  • Human evolution
  • Brain
  • Cognition and culture
Label
White and black posthumanism : after the consciousness and the unconscious, Martin Kurthen ; translated from the German by Robert Payne
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-158)
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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
297148490
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9783211793442
Lccn
2009928337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)297148490
Label
White and black posthumanism : after the consciousness and the unconscious, Martin Kurthen ; translated from the German by Robert Payne
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-158)
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
297148490
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
159 pages
Isbn
9783211793442
Lccn
2009928337
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)297148490

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