Author(s): Roberto Manzocco
This ebook is designed to supply a complete high-level advent to transhumanism, a global political and cultural motion that objectives to supply a paradigm shift in our moral and political figuring out of human evolution. Transhumanist thinkers need the human species to take the process evolution into its personal palms, the usage of complex applied sciences these days below building corresponding to robotics, synthetic intelligence, biotechnology, cognitive neurosciences, and nanotechnology to triumph over our provide bodily and psychological boundaries, beef up our intelligence past the present most achievable point, gain talents which are these days the keep of different species, abolish involuntary ageing and dying, and in the long run succeed in a post-human point of life. The ebook covers transhumanism from a ancient, philosophical, and medical standpoint, tracing its cultural roots, discussing the principle philosophical, epistemological, and moral problems, and reviewing the state-of-the-art in medical analysis at the subjects of maximum hobby to transhumanists. The writing taste is apparent and available for the overall reader, however the ebook may even attraction to graduate and undergraduate scholars.