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The Resource Cyberculture, cyborgs and science fiction : consciousness and the posthuman, William S. Haney II

Cyberculture, cyborgs and science fiction : consciousness and the posthuman, William S. Haney II

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Cyberculture, cyborgs and science fiction : consciousness and the posthuman
Title
Cyberculture, cyborgs and science fiction
Title remainder
consciousness and the posthuman
Statement of responsibility
William S. Haney II
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Addressing a key issue related to human nature, this book argues that the first-person experience of pure consciousness may soon be under threat from posthuman biotechnology. Presented here for the first time, the essential argument of this book is more than a warning; it gives a direction: far better to practice patience and develop pure consciousness and evolve into a higher human being than to fall prey to the Faustian temptations of biotechnological power. As argued throughout the book, each person must choose for him or herself between the technological extension of physical experience through mind, body and world on the one hand, and the natural powers of human consciousness on the other as a means to realize their ultimate vision."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
COO
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Haney, William S
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Consciousness, literature & the arts
Series volume
2
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  • Biotechnology
  • Consciousness
  • Mind and body
  • Science fiction
  • Cyborgs in literature
  • Biotechnology in literature
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Cyberculture, cyborgs and science fiction : consciousness and the posthuman, William S. Haney II
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [178]-186) and index
Contents
  • Ch. 1.
  • Consciousness and the posthuman.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 2.
  • latent powers of consciousness vs. bionic humans.
  • p. 20
  • Ch. 3.
  • Derrida's Indian literary subtext.
  • p. 39
  • Ch. 4.
  • Consciousness and the posthuman in short fiction.
  • p. 57
  • Ch. 5.
  • Frankenstein : the monster's constructedness and the narrativity of consciousness.
  • p. 78
  • Ch. 6.
  • William Gibson's Neuromancer : technological ambiguity.
  • p. 92
  • Ch. 7.
  • Neal Stephenson's Snow crash : humans are not computers.
  • p. 113
  • Ch. 8.
  • Haruki Murakami's Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world : unicorns, elephants and immortality.
  • p. 131
  • Ch. 9.
  • Cyborg revelations : Marge Piercy's He, she and it.
  • p. 149
  • Ch. 10.
  • Conclusion : the survival of human nature.
  • p. 168
Control code
ocm69242200
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 192 p.
Isbn
9789042019485
Label
Cyberculture, cyborgs and science fiction : consciousness and the posthuman, William S. Haney II
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [178]-186) and index
Contents
  • Ch. 1.
  • Consciousness and the posthuman.
  • p. 1
  • Ch. 2.
  • latent powers of consciousness vs. bionic humans.
  • p. 20
  • Ch. 3.
  • Derrida's Indian literary subtext.
  • p. 39
  • Ch. 4.
  • Consciousness and the posthuman in short fiction.
  • p. 57
  • Ch. 5.
  • Frankenstein : the monster's constructedness and the narrativity of consciousness.
  • p. 78
  • Ch. 6.
  • William Gibson's Neuromancer : technological ambiguity.
  • p. 92
  • Ch. 7.
  • Neal Stephenson's Snow crash : humans are not computers.
  • p. 113
  • Ch. 8.
  • Haruki Murakami's Hard-boiled wonderland and the end of the world : unicorns, elephants and immortality.
  • p. 131
  • Ch. 9.
  • Cyborg revelations : Marge Piercy's He, she and it.
  • p. 149
  • Ch. 10.
  • Conclusion : the survival of human nature.
  • p. 168
Control code
ocm69242200
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 192 p.
Isbn
9789042019485

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