Posthuman Life: Philosophy at the Edge of the Human

2015.10.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Roden, Posthuman Life: Philosophy at the Edge of the Human, Routledge, 2015, 211pp., $38.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781844658060.
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2015.10.10 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Roden, Posthuman Life: Philosophy at the Edge of the Human, Routledge, 2015, 211pp., $38.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781844658060. Reviewed by Kasper Raus, Ghent University We are all aware of the fact that technology such as information technology or medical technology is advancing fast and that the limits of what it might do have not yet been reached. These technologies will undoubtedly prove to have great influence on humanity, either due to certain technologies directly targeting the human body or human capacities and/or indirectly due to technology changing the way we interact with each other or the world. For some there exists the possibility of technology having such a great impact that it eventually disconnects our descendants from humanity, thereby creating so called 'posthumans'. If such posthumans could exist, the fairly obvious question arises: 'what will posthumans be like?' In his book, David Roden. . .

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