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Prometheus Unbound: The Perils and Promises of Transhumanism

Prometheus Unbound: The Perils and Promises of Transhumanism

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Publication Date: September 20th, 2022
Publisher:
Ibidem Press
ISBN:
9783838216980
Pages:
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Description

This book engages critically with some of the major assumptions of prominent Transhumanists such as Nick Bostrom of Oxford University and Stefan Sorgner of John Cabot University at Rome. More broadly, questions concerning the complex relationships between society, technology, and ethics are widely explored. Major thinkers such as St. Augustine, Nietzsche, Bertrand Russell, and C. S. Lewis are enlisted to highlight and support the major arguments presented by the author.

The book aims at a general readership interested in the current claims and possible outcomes of the Transhumanist and Posthumanist movement. It strikes a cautionary note about humanity's reliance on emerging technologies, particularly their potential to enhance and, eventually transform, human life span, cognition, and emotion.

About the Author

Dan Corjescu is the son of Romanian refugees and was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He grew up in and around New York City and studied the humanities, languages, and the social sciences in various universities throughout the US and Europe. He is currently teaching Globalization, Conflict and Cooperation, Society and Technology, Environmental Ethics, and Introduction to Philosophy at the University of Tübingen's "Studium Professionale" program.