By (author) Dominique Janicaud
Translated by Eileen Brennan
Foreword by Simon Critchley
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On Posthumanism by Dominique Janicaud
Book DescriptionThe potential to clone, augment, and repair human beings is pushing the very concept of the human to its limit. Fantasies and metaphors of a supposedly monstrous and inhuman future increasingly dominate films, art and popular culture. On the Human Condition is an invigorating and fascinating exploration of where the idea of the human stands today. Given the damage human beings have inflicted on each other and their environment throughout history, should we embrace humanism or try and overcome it? Dominique Janicaud explores these urgent questions and more. He argues that whilst we need to avoid apocalyptic talk of a post human condition, as embodied in technology such as cloning, we should neither fall back on a conservative humanism nor become technophobic. Drawing on illuminating examples such as genetic engineering, the novel Frankenstein, the legendary debate between Sartre and Heidegger over humanism, and the work of Primo Levi, Domnique Janicaud also explores the role of fantasy in understanding the human condition and asks where the line lies between the human, inhuman and the superhuman.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415327961
(198mm x 129mm x 8mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dominique Janicaud
Heidegger in France, Hardback (October 2015)
"First published in French as Heidegger en France, c2001, aEditions Albin Michel S.A."--Title page verso.
Philosophy in 30 Days, Paperback (May 2005)» View all books by Dominique Janicaud
Plunge straight in and try out philosophy for real in just ten minutes a day. This book may not turn you into a great philosopher in thirty days, but it will show you how to begin to think philosophically. Dominique Janicaud's shows that philosophy doesn't have to be intimidating. It can even be fun.
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Author Biography - Dominique Janicaud
At the time of his death in 2002, Dominique Janicaud was one of the leading philosophers in France. He taught at the University of Nice and wrote many books, including Heidegger en France and The Powers of the Rational.
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