Posthumanity by Brian Cooney
Thinking Philosophically About the Future

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In Posthumanity, Brian Cooney examines this philosophically turbulent era, in which the products of our latest technology will include a new kind of reality, new kinds of minds, and new sorts of bodies for those minds. Until now, major technological innovations have always had an important effect on human history. But our newest technology will alter the human animal to such an extent that the next era could end up being posthuman. Posthumanity introduces key concepts in philosophy in a creative and provocative manner guaranteed to engage the attention of first-year students and other newcomers to the study of philosophy. Using examples from films, television, and science fiction, Cooney advances a fascinating and original argument about technology while simultaneously acquainting students with the foundations of philosophy.
 

About Brian Cooney

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Brian Cooney is NEH professor of philosophy at Centre College.
 
Published May 26, 2004 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. 233 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Science & Math, Law & Philosophy, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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