Published June 2000
by Palgrave Macmillan .
Written in English
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What Is Posthumanism? is an original, thoroughly argued, fundamental redefinition and refocusing of posthumanism. Firmly distinguishing posthumanism from discourses of the ‘posthuman’ or ‘transhumanism,’ this book will be at the center of discussion for a long time to come. Ferrando's book has its biggest merit in bringing together a very thoughtful historical analysis of the intellectual roots of posthumanism and at the same time using these considerations within the performance of posthuman theory as nondualist and non-anthropocentric celebration of . "Posthumanism: A Guide for the Perplexed is a wide-ranging, informative and engagingly written book on the emergent field of posthuman studies, which challenges traditional humanities scholarship by addressing the processes of digitalization, medicalization, and globalization, as well as contemporary environmental and political challenges like 4/5(1). Posthumanities situates itself at a crossroads: at the intersection of “the humanities” in its current academic configuration and the challenges it faces from “posthumanism” to move beyond its standard parameters and practices. Rather than simply reproducing established forms and methods of disciplinary knowledge, posthumanists confront how changes in society and culture require that.
Posthumanism is a philosophical perspective of how change is enacted in the world. As a conceptualization and historicization of both agency and the “human,” it is different from those conceived through humanism. Whereas a humanist perspective frequently assumes the human is autonomous, conscious, intentional, and exceptional in acts of change, a posthumanist perspective assumes . Braidotti is coming at posthumanism from a distinctly anti-humanist tradition, so the first bit of the book is a very focused take-down of humanism and . Written by one of the earliest voices in posthumanism as a discourse, this book is not only a (very) good read, it is a 'must' for everyone who wants to learn more about a decidedly 'critical-theoretical' analysis of the posthuman condition that clearly distinguishes itself from more techno-determined and facile readings of humanity's past, present and possible future/5. He has curated a number of exhibitions on Indian and Japanese Art and has written extensively on philosophy, art history, culture studies, postcolonialism and posthumanism. He is the author of The Alternate Nation of Abanindranath Tagore (SAGE, ) and Seven Quartets of Becoming: A Transformative Yoga Psychology Based on the Diaries of Sri.
This timely book examines the rise of posthumanism as both a material condition and a developing philosophical-ethical project in the age of cloning, gene engineering, organ transplants and implants/5. Part of the book is the best review of contemporary social theory I have seen recently. Some sections of the boook discusses the state of humanities and academia/universities. This is also revealing. Posthumanism discussion is a peculiar one that has nothing to do with futurologists etc/5. Posthumanism will bring students new to posthumanism up to speed as well as sharpen scholarly debate.” – Bruce Clarke, author of Posthuman Metamorphosis: Narrative and Systems, “Herbrechter's critical analysis of posthumanism is a wide-ranging and ambitious approach to what is doubtless the most significant intellectual challenge for the. The books and stories in Brin's series, which began in , all deal in one way or another with what happens to humanity when we begin "uplifting" creatures like dolphins and apes, giving them.