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A history of transhumanism

thesis
posted on 29.03.2022, 03:32 by Elise Bohan
This thesis presents the first book-length history of transhumanism. I trace the roots of proto-transhumanist thinking back to the Scientific Revolution and explore major examples of proto-transhumanist thought up to the late twentieth century. I then chronicle the origin and evolution of the first modern transhumanist movements and ideas. Finally, I demonstrate that transhumanist ideas and technologies are now fundamental features of the modern world and argue that we should take them very seriously, as they have the potential to profoundly influence how the human future unfolds.

History

Table of Contents

Part 1. Proto-transhumanist ideas -- 2. Modern transhumanist movements -- 3. Why transhumanism matters -- Back matter.

Notes

Images suppressed for copyright reasons. Theoretical thesis. Includes bibliographical references.

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis PhD

Degree

PhD, Macquarie University, Faculty of Arts, Department of Modern History

Department, Centre or School

Department of Modern History

Year of Award

2018

Principal Supervisor

David Christian

Rights

Copyright Elise Bohan 2018 Copyright disclaimer: http://mq.edu.au/library/copyright

Language

English

Extent

1 online resource (414 pages : illustrations, portraits)

Former Identifiers

mq:70868 http://hdl.handle.net/1959.14/1268521