On Progress and Reason: Stories of Gods, Animals and Humans
Thomas, A. 2020. On Progress and Reason: Stories of Gods, Animals and Humans. International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy.
While transhumanists and posthumanists understand the human condition as mutable, for transhumanists this represents the possibility for enhancement, opening up a teleological narrative of evolution towards. For posthumanists, it represents a fracturing of the liberal human subject, undermining its hegemonic principles. The former advocates the potentiality of instrumental rationality, the latter engages with values, demanding ethical consideration of the implications of the unmooring. The paper conceives of a way to underpin posthumanist thought to enable to serve a more effective critique of transhumanist aims.
|Journal||International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy|
|Publisher||Emerald Publishing Limited|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1108/IJSSP-09-2019-0179|
|Web address (URL)||https://doi.org/10.1108/IJSSP-09-2019-0179|
|Online||29 Apr 2020|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||27 Mar 2020|
|Deposited||01 Apr 2020|
|Copyright holder||© 2020 Emerald Publishing Limited|
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