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Designer Evolution: A Transhumanist Manifesto

Designer Evolution: A Transhumanist Manifesto (Hardback, New title)

By Young, Simon

The debate about the ethics of human biotechnology or genetic engineering is one of the most important cultural issues of our time. 'Transhumanism' is the philosophy that most of all supports genetic science and biotechnology, yet the public knows little about this emerging philo...sophy. Transhumanism declares unequivocal support for the attempt to eliminate disease, defeat death, and enhance the body and mind beyond the limitations of the age-old human condition. In Designer Evolution , Simon Young presents a polemical espousal of transhumanist philosophy and a trenchant attack on its critics, the 'Bio-Luddites'. The author calls for a rejection of premodern superstition and post-modern nihilism in favour of a renewed belief in human progress through scientific rationality. In an age when cynicism, fatalism, and nihilism are rife, Designer Evolution will rekindle a feeling of optimism about the future of our species. This is a concise, reader-friendly introduction to a vitally important philosophy that will become difficult to ignore as advances in biotechnology increasingly claim the headlines in the coming decades.
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ISBN 9781591022909
Released NZ 1 Jun 2013
Format Hardback, New title
Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781591022909
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Imprint Prometheus Books
Released 1 Jun 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Young, Simon
Category Political Science & Theory
Number of Pages 417
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 32mm
Dewey Code 320.01
Weight 710g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Philosophy and science, Human evolution, Genetic engineering - Moral and ethical aspects, Medical genetics - Moral and ethical aspects, Biotechnology - Moral and ethical aspects
NBS Text Political Science & Theory
ONIX Text General/trade