Transhumanist Reader Classical and Contemporary Essays on the Science, Technology, and Philosophy of the Human Future

ISBN-10: 1118334310
ISBN-13: 9781118334317
Edition: 2013
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List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/26/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 480
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

The Transhumanist Reader presents an authoritative and comprehensive survey of the origins and current state of transhumanist thinking about the future of humanity. It is unique in the breadth and scope of material and in its multidisciplinary approach. The Transhumanist Reader, reflecting the burgeoning of studies concerning human enhancement, human futures, and technological change, forms the central reference for transhumanism. This single volume also stands out in its novelty by consisting primarily of core writings by seminal thinkers.

Contributor Biographies
Roots and Core Themes
The Philosophy of Transhumanism
Aesthetics: Bringing the Arts & Design into the Discussion of Transhumanism
Why I Want to be a Posthuman When I Grow Up
Transhumanist Declaration (2012)
Morphological Freedom - Why We Not Just Want It, but Need It
Human Enhancement: The Somatic Sphere
Welcome to the Future of Medicine
Life Expansion Media
The Hybronaut Affair: A M�nage of Art, Technology, and Science
Transavatars
Alternative Biologies
Human Enhancement: The Cognitive Sphere
Re-Inventing Ourselves: The Plasticity of Embodiment, Sensing, and Mind
Artificial General Intelligence and the Future of Humanity
Intelligent Information Filters and Enhanced Reality
Uploading to Substrate-Independent Minds
Uploading
Core Technologies
Why Freud Was the First Good AI Theorist
Pigs in Cyberspace
Nanocomputers
Immortalist Fictions and Strategies
Dialogue between Ray Kurzweil and Eric Drexler
Engines of Life: Identity and Beyond Death
The Curate's Egg of Anti-Anti-Aging Bioethics
Medical Time Travel
Transhumanism and Personal Identity
Transcendent Engineering
Enhanced Decision-Making
Idea Futures: Encouraging an Honest Consensus
The Proactionary Principle: Optimizing Technological Outcomes
The Open Society and Its Media
Biopolitics and Policy
Performance Enhancement and Legal Theory: An Interview with Professor Michael H. Shapiro
Justifying Human Enhancement: The Accumulation of Biocultural Capital
The Battle for the Future
Mind is Deeper Than Matter: Transgenderism, Transhumanism, and the Freedom of Form
For Enhancing People
Is Enhancement Worthy of Being a Right?
Freedom by Design: Transhumanist Values and Cognitive Liberty
Future Trajectories: Singularity
Technological Singularity
An Overview of Models of Technological Singularity
A Critical Discussion of Vinge's Singularity Concept
The World's Most Dangerous Idea
The Great Transition: Ideas and Anxieties
Trans and Post
Back to Nature II: Art and Technology in the Twenty-First Century
A Letter to Mother Nature
Progress and Relinquishment
Index

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