Elaine L. Graham
Publisher: Rutgers University Press (March 1, 2002)
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Microchips. Genetic amendment of vegetation. Cloning. Advances in expertise promise to form our lives extra profoundly than ever prior to. fascinating new discoveries in reproductive, genetic, and knowledge applied sciences all serve to name into query the immutability of the bounds among people, animals, and machines. the class of the "posthuman" displays the results of such new applied sciences on modern tradition, particularly of their ability to reconfigure the human physique and to problem our such a lot primary understandings of human nature.Elaine L. Graham explores those concerns as they're expressed inside pop culture and the artistic arts. From the parable of Prometheus and the Gothic horror of Frankenstein's monster to modern postmodern technological know-how fiction, a gallery of wonderful creatures haunts Western fantasy, faith, and literature. They serve to attach modern debates with enduring matters in regards to the power -- and the bounds -- of human creativity.This booklet breaks new floor in drawing jointly quite a lot of literature on new applied sciences and their moral implications. In her explorations of the gigantic and the cyborg, Graham covers the Jewish legend of the golem, the Human Genome venture, megastar Trek: subsequent new release, famous person Trek: Voyager, Fritz Lang's city, Donna Haraway's cyborg writing, and lots of different similar subject matters. This publication will curiosity scholars in cultural reports, literature, ethics, faith, info expertise, and the existence sciences.