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TAMAR SHARON, Human Nature in an Age of Biotechnology: The Case for Mediated Posthumanism

Year 2014, Volume 11, Issue 1, 151 - 154, 01.05.2014

Abstract

Tamar Sharon’s book, therefore, entails the question of what it means to be human — or posthuman — from a broader scope with an insight into the posthumanities, a field that merges the social, natural, and medical sciences. Sharon’s critical assessment over the posthumanist debates presents a detailed analysis of various approaches to posthumanism. The author critically engages with the alternatives presented to explain the meaning of being human, and she suggests that several of the approaches to posthumanism that have been grounded in a humanist ontology highlighting a distinction between the human and the technological do not address the question of what it means to be human from a fully posthumanist perspective.  

References

  • TAMAR SHARON, Human Nature in an Age of Biotechnology: The Case for Mediated Posthumanism (Dordrecht: Springer, 2014), 241 pp. ISBN 978-9400775534

TAMAR SHARON, Human Nature in an Age of Biotechnology: The Case for Mediated Posthumanism

Year 2014, Volume 11, Issue 1, 151 - 154, 01.05.2014

Abstract

Tamar Sharon’s book, therefore, entails the question of what it means to be human — or posthuman — from a broader scope with an insight into the posthumanities, a field that merges the social, natural, and medical sciences. Sharon’s critical assessment over the posthumanist debates presents a detailed analysis of various approaches to posthumanism. The author critically engages with the alternatives presented to explain the meaning of being human, and she suggests that several of the approaches to posthumanism that have been grounded in a humanist ontology highlighting a distinction between the human and the technological do not address the question of what it means to be human from a fully posthumanist perspective.  

References

  • TAMAR SHARON, Human Nature in an Age of Biotechnology: The Case for Mediated Posthumanism (Dordrecht: Springer, 2014), 241 pp. ISBN 978-9400775534

Details

Primary Language English
Journal Section Book Reviews
Authors

Başak Ağın DÖNMEZ This is me (Primary Author)
MIDDLE EAST TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Türkiye

Publication Date May 1, 2014
Published in Issue Year 2014, Volume 11, Issue 1

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APA Dönmez, B. A. (2014). TAMAR SHARON, Human Nature in an Age of Biotechnology: The Case for Mediated Posthumanism . Cankaya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences , 11 (1) , 151-154 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/cankujhss/issue/44412/551963


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