Humans, Animals, Machines : Blurring Boundaries

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-09-04
  • Publisher: State Univ of New York Pr
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"In the twenty-first century, the boundaries between both humans and machines and humans and animals are hotly contested arid debated. In Humans, Animals, Machines, Glen A. Mazis examines the increasingly blurring boundaries among the three and argues that despite their violating collisions, there are ways for the three realms to work together for mutual thriving. Examining Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger, and Haraway; artificial intelligence that includes "MIT Embodied AI"; newer holistic brain research; animal studies; the attachment theory of psychologist Daniel Siegel; literary examples; aesthetic theory; technology research; contemporary theology; physics; poetry; machine art; Taoism; and firsthand accounts of cyborg experience, the book reconsiders and dares to propose a new type of ethics and ecospirituality that would do justice to the overlapping relationships among humans, animals, and machines."--BOOK JACKET.

Table of Contents

Approaching Humans, Animals, and Machinesp. 1
The Common Ground between Animals and Humans: Prolonged Bodies in Dwelling Placesp. 21
Machines Finding Their Place: Humans and Animals Already Live Therep. 49
Drawing the Boundary of Humans with Animals and Machines: Greater Area and Depthp. 87
Drawing the Boundary of Humans with Animals and Machines: Reconsidering Knowing and Realityp. 125
Animals: Excellences and Boundary Markersp. 169
Machines: Excellences and Boundary Markersp. 209
Conclusion: Toward the Community of Humans, Animals, and Machinesp. 235
Notesp. 259
Indexp. 267
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