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Transhumanism and the Body free pdf As a result of the fast-developing array of human enhancement therapies and technologies - commonly subsumed under the term "transhumanism" - the "flesh and blood" body of the human species may be significantly modified in the immediate future, or eventually eliminated, if some have their way. The proposed collection of original articles, a sequel of sorts to the 2009 Religion and the Implications of Radical Life Extension (Palgrave Macmillan), is the first sustained reflection, by scholars with expertise in the faith traditions, on how the transhumanist agenda might impact the body.

About Calvin R. Mercer

Calvin Mercer's four books and 25 articles are in biblical studies and religion and culture. Also trained in clinical psychology, he practiced professionally part-time for about a decade, and has utilized insights from this discipline in his published work on religion, as exampled in Slaves to Faith: A Therapist Looks Inside the Fundamentalist Mind (2008). He co-edited, with Derek F. Maher, Religion and the Implications of Radical Life Extension (2009) and he was a founding member and chair for six years of the American Academy of Religion's "Transhumanism and Religion" group. He is professor of religion and director of the Religious Studies Program at East Carolina University, USA, frequently gives public lectures, and is co-editor, with Steve Fuller, of the series Palgrave Studies in the Future of Humanity and Its Successors. Derek F. Maher's publications include 20 articles, his annotated translation of the classic two-volume One Hundred Thousand Moons: A Political History of Tibet by Tsepon Shakabpa (2010), Religion and the Implications of Radical Life Extension, (2009), co-edited with Calvin Mercer, and the forthcoming volume co-edited with Tsering Wangchuk, The Tulku Institution in Tibetan Buddhism: Past, Present, and Future Prospects of the Reincarnation System (2014). Maher is Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences and teaches courses on Buddhism, Hinduism, methodology, and religion and violence at East Carolina University, USA.

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Author : Calvin R. Mercer
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 18 September 2014
ISBN : 1137365838
EAN : 9781137365835
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 236 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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