9780739126332

Posthuman Suffering and the Technological Embrace

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  • ISBN13:

    9780739126332

  • ISBN10:

    0739126334

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-02-16
  • Publisher: Lexington Books

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Summary

Posthumanism portrays technology as an "other" to be embraced, and consequently has lost sight of the basic realities of the human/technological boundary Technology becomes a superior model of information processing to which humans aspire. Posthuman Suffering and the Technological Embrace contends that we do not embrace technology to expand and augment our selves, we embrace technology so that it may embrace us. Finally and most important, the posthuman view reconceptualizes the human being to be made more compatible with computerized systems or possible artificial intelligences.

Author Biography

Anthony Miccoli is director of philosophy and assistant professor of communication and philosophy at Western State college of Colorado.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction: Posthuman Assumptions and the Technological Embracep. 1
Inside Out and Prayers for Recognitionp. 17
The Crying of Lot 49 and Posthuman Subjectivityp. 33
Humanism through Technologyp. 53
White Noise: Jack Gladney and the Evasion of Responsibilityp. 105
Conclusion: A.I. Artificial Intelligence: Accepting Obsolescencep. 123
Epiloguep. 131
Selected Bibliographyp. 135
Indexp. 137
About the Authorp. 141
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