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Sutton, Agneta (2015) Transhumanism: A New Kind of Promethean Hubris. The New Bioethics: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Biotechnology and the Body, 21 (2), pp. 117-127. [Journal Article]

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1179/2050287715Z.00000000060
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    Abstract

    Asking whether transhumanist hopes of overcoming ageing and cognitive and other shortcomings are realistic, this paper pitches a Christian anthropology against a transhumanist anthropology. It is shown that on critical examination many of the technologies proposed by transhumanists in order to better or extend human life raise questions about dualism and materialism, about our nature as relational beings, and indeed even about what it means to be alive.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Journal or Publication Title: The New Bioethics: A Multidisciplinary Journal of Biotechnology and the Body
    Keywords: transhumanism, materialism, dualism, evolution, enhancement, eugenics
    Department: Pastoral and Social Studies
    Depositing User: Vicky Rowley
    Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2016 10:54
    Last Modified: 17 Feb 2016 10:54
    URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/2304

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