Posthuman Life

Author: David Roden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131759231X
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Posthuman Life develops a critical metaphysics of posthuman succession and argues that only a truly speculative posthumanism can support an ethics that meets the challenge of the transformative potential of technology.

Cyberfeminism And Artificial Life

Author: Sarah Kember
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134551924
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As a cultural discourse, artificial life (alife) is more than a development of artificial
intelligence (AI) which seeks similar goals by means of inverse methods and
philosophies. As a cultural discourse, artificial life is both a descriptor of
posthuman life-as-weknow-it and a predictor of posthuman life-as-it-could-be.
The posthuman is cyborgian in the sense of its enmeshment, at all levels of
materiality and metaphor, with information, communication and biotechnologies
and with other ...

Virginia Woolf And The Materiality Of Theory Sex Animal Life

Author: Derek Ryan
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748676449
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and. Posthuman. Life: The. Waves. 'This table [...] about to undergo an
extraordinary transformation' (W97) In The Phantom Table (2000) Ann Banfield
sets Woolf's 'table' as the meeting place for her writings and the philosophy of
Bertrand Russell and the Cambridge Apostles. As 'the paradigmatic object of
knowledge' in the tradition of British Empiricism, the table is 'planted squarely in
the centre of Woolf's novelistic scenery';1 a place where Woolf can gather
together her thoughts on ...

Eternal Life

Author: John O'Loughlin
Publisher: Centretruths Digital Media
ISBN: 1446103714
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forebrain collectivizations ... of ever-more evolving/evolved post- human life?
That is conceivably the kind of prospect which lies in store for humanity in the
millennial Beyond ... of 'Kingdom Come'. That is what, amongst other things, the
Second Coming has to offer those who, mindful of the Heathen fate in store for
those who die, yearn prayerfully for a better world to come, a world in which,
ultimately, there is no death, as people know it, but only Eternal Life, the life of the
spirit, ...

Posthuman Ethics

Author: Patricia MacCormack
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317077318
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The tattooed and modified body, the body made ecstatic through art, the body of the animal as a strategy for abolitionist animal rights, the monstrous body from teratology to fabulations, queer bodies becoming angelic, the bodies of the ...

Cyborgs In Latin America

Author: J. Brown
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230109772
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What Prado achieves with her explorationof posthuman life andSofía's individual
experienceis the knowledgethat Sofía's veryname promises ofan unknowable life
, orthe possibilities of connection in a technological reality opposed to the
alienation that that same technology engenders.Inthat sense, Prado
articulatesthefundamental ambiguityof the posthuman figure inaneven more
fundamental way thanwhat we haveseen inearlier analyses of cyborg identity.
While Haraway celebrates ...

The Posthuman

Author: Rosi Braidotti
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745669964
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The Posthuman offers both an introduction and major contribution to contemporary debates on the posthuman.

Devil And God

Author: John O'Loughlin
Publisher: Centretruths Digital Media
ISBN: 1446114430
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... higher end, namely the life forms of the coming Post-Human Millennium, which
I have respectively defined as Superbeings and Supra-beings, or brain
collectivizations artificially supported and sustained on the one hand, and new-
brain collectivizations no-less artificially supported and sustained on the other.
Yet even the first of these two stages of post-human life could not be attained to
all at once, in one great evolutionary leap from humanity as we know it, but
should be viewed as ...

How We Became Posthuman

Author: N. Katherine Hayles
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226321394
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plan to preserve biodiversity in Costa Rican rain forests; the second was a
suggestion that Tierra, his software program creating Artificial Life-forms inside a
computer, be released on the Internet so that it could "breed" diverse species on
computers all over the world. Ray saw the two proposals as complementary. The
first aimed to extend biological diversity for protein- based life-forms; the second
sought the same for silicon-based life-forms. Their juxtaposition dramatically
illustrates ...

Posthumous Life

Author: Jami Weinstein
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231544324
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Following on from a questioning of the nature and limits of life in the natural sciences, essays in this volume question the limits and significance of the human and the humanites in the wake of various redefinitions of what counts as life.