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The Proactionary Imperative: A Foundation for Transhumanism

The Proactionary Imperative: A Foundation for Transhumanism (Paperback)

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The Proactionary Imperative debates the concept of transforming human nature, including such thorny topics as humanity's privilege as a species, our capacity to 'play God', the idea that we might treat our genes as a capital investment, eugenics and what it might mean to be 'human' in the context of risky scientific and technological interventions.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesEthical issues & debatesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesPhilosophy TheoryEthics & moral philosophyScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesBio-ethicsScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPhilosophy of science Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Publication Date: 16/07/2014 ISBN-13: 9781137433091  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Author Steve Fuller: Steve Fuller is Augustus Comte Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK.He is author of eighteen books including Humanity 2.0: What It Means to be Human Past, Present and Future, Dissent over Descent: Intelligent Design's Challenge to Darwinism, Kuhn vs Popper: The Struggle for the Soul of Science, The Intellectualand Science vs Religion? Intelligent Design and the Problem of Evolution. His work has been translated into twenty languages.

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