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March 2012
Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften

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Building Better Humans?

Refocusing the Debate on Transhumanism
Edited by: 
Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
Kenneth L. Mossman

This is the first comprehensive, multidisciplinary, inter-religious and critical engagement with transhumanism as a cultural phenomenon, an ideology, and a philosophy. Situating transhumanism in its proper historical context, the essays reflect on transhumanism from the perspectives of several world religions, ponder the feasibility of regulating human enhancement, tease out the philosophical implications of transhumanism, explore the interplay between technology and culture, and expose the scientific limits of transhumanism.

Written by scholars of religious studies, philosophy, history, psychology, neuroscience, immunology, engineering, science/technology studies and law, the volume encourages readers to examine transhumanism seriously and critically because of its ramifications for the future of humanity.


Hava Tirosh-Samuelson is Regents Professor of history, Irving and Miriam Lowe Professor of Modern Judaism, and director of Jewish studies at Arizona State University