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Immortal Passage : Philosophical Speculations on Posthuman Evolution

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Immortal Passage: Philosophical Speculations on Posthuman Evolution defends the posthuman hypothesis: that descendants of present humans, leading lives of indefinitely extended duration, and having significantly altered biological, psychological, and social characteristics, will have lives superior to those of current humans. A detailed speculative account of these lives, with attention to philosophical issues raised by such an account, presents the major philosophical challenge of Immortal Passage.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 156 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739150065
  • 9780739150061
  • 2,113,389

About Asher Seidel

Asher Seidel is associate professor of philosophy at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.show more

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Seidel's open and humble, yet reflective and disciplined, style should be emulated by all of us. Immortal Passage: Philosophical Speculations on Posthuman Evolution is a must read for philosophers and laypersons alike. -- Charles Tandy, Fooyin University, Taiwanshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter One. The Future of Ethics Chapter 3 Chapter Two. Minds and Related Matters Chapter 4 Chapter Three. On Transition Chapter 5 Chapter Four. The Colors of Life Chapter 6 Chapter Five. The Far Future Chapter 7 Chapter Six. At the Limits of the Conceivable Chapter 8 Chapter Seven. Loose Ends and Final Thoughtsshow more