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Evolution and the future; anthropology, ethics, religion.

9783631623695

Evolution and the future; anthropology, ethics, religion.

Ed. by Stefan Lorenz Sorgner and Branka-Rista Jovanovic.

Peter Lang

2013

188 pages

$48.95

Hardcover

Beyond humanism; trans- and posthumanism; v.5

GN281

In 11 papers from an October 2009 conference in Belgrade, scholars of philosophy offer some contemporary perspectives on the potential of Darwin's theory of evolution for present and future generations. Among the topics are the responsible self, enhancement and evolution, an ethical assessment of human genetic enhancement, technology as a new theology from "New Atheism" to technotheism, evolutionary theory applied to institutions with an case study of the impact of Europeanization on higher education policies, and DNA and the evolution of motifs in Beethoven's greatest piano work "The Hammerklavier Sonata." There is no index.

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