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Beyond Human : From Animality to Transhumanism

By: Blake, Charlie.
Contributor(s): Molloy, Claire | Shakespeare, Steven.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2012Description: 1 online resource (313 p.).ISBN: 9781441171245.Subject(s): Animals (Philosophy) | Artificial life | Philosophical anthropologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Beyond Human : From Animality to TranshumanismDDC classification: 128 LOC classification: BD450 .B4455 2012Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Figures; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; PART ONE: Animality: Boundaries and Definitions; Chapter 1 Incidents in the Animal Revolution; Spectre and Hauntology; Vulnerability; Idiocy; Left-handed Blow … Revolution as Untimely; Notes; Chapter 2 Being a Known Animal1; Being a Chimpanzee in Hollywood; Being Trained; Being a Moral Agent; Being Known; Notes; Chapter 3 Beyond the Pain Principle; The Return of the Gaze; Speciesism; Notes Towards a Holistic Relational Approach; Experiencing Animal Subjectivities; Notes
PART TWO: Representing AnimalityChapter 4 What We Can Do: Art Methodologies and Parities in Meeting; A Toe in Muddy Waters; The Human Supremacist: A Journey into Darkness; Limina: Meetings on the Shore; The Politics of Play; We are not Alone; Notes; Chapter 5 Horse-Crazy Girls: Alternative Embodiments and Socialities; Notes; Chapter 6 Writing Relations: The Crab, the Lobster, the Orchid, the Primrose, You, Me, Chaos and Literature1; Postcultures vs Transcultures; Ontologies vs Relations; Animals and Slavery; Creole Naturecultures; Angèle and Werecat; 'Demythologizing Business'; Transformation
CommunicationFinal Encounters; Notes; PART THREE: Thinking Beyond the Divide; Chapter 7 Affective Animal: Bataille, Lascaux and the Mediatization of the Sacred1; Animal Media: Lascaux, Bataille and Cattle Affect; The End of the Work of Art, and the Consumption of Mediatized Labour; Notes; Chapter 8 Levinas, Bataille and the Theology of Animal Life; Introduction; The Key Importance of Levinas; Sensibility and the Cerebral; Individualism and Egalitarianism; Love: Scarcity or Surplus? A General Economy of Ethical Life; Dietary Glory; Closing; Notes
Chapter 9 Degrees of 'Freedom': Humans as Primates in Dialogue with Hans Urs von BalthasarIntroduction; The Question of Animal Agency; Mapping Cognitive Capacities of Other Animals; Human Freedom and Other Animals in Hans Urs von Balthasar; Humans in Animal Cultures; Some Tentative Conclusions; Notes; PART FOUR: Animal-Human-Machine-God; Chapter 10 Inhuman Geometry: Aurochs, Angels and the Refuge of Art; The God Machine; From the Cave of Making to the Mirror of Dreams; Of Music, Monoliths and Monuments; Insects, Apes and Angels; Notes; Chapter 11 Articulating the Inhuman: God, Animal, Machine
Monstrous liaisonsGod Out of Joint: Aristotle; Articulating the Animal System: Kant; Beast, Sovereign, Machine: Derrida; Judgements: Deleuze/Guattari; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 12 Transforming the Human Body; Human Anatomists' Views of Bodily Transformation; The Artificial in Historical Perspective; Human-Machine Interfaces; Cyborgs; Body Worlds; Concluding Thoughts; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: Beyond Human investigates what it means to call ourselves human beings in relation to both our distant past and our possible futures as a species, and the questions this might raise for our relationship with the myriad species with which we share the planet. Drawing on insights from zoology, theology, cultural studies and aesthetics, an international line-up of contributors explore such topics as our origins as reflected in early cave art in the upper Palaeolithic through to our prospects at the forefront of contemporary biotechnology. In the process, the book positions ""the human"" in readin
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Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; List of Figures; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction; PART ONE: Animality: Boundaries and Definitions; Chapter 1 Incidents in the Animal Revolution; Spectre and Hauntology; Vulnerability; Idiocy; Left-handed Blow … Revolution as Untimely; Notes; Chapter 2 Being a Known Animal1; Being a Chimpanzee in Hollywood; Being Trained; Being a Moral Agent; Being Known; Notes; Chapter 3 Beyond the Pain Principle; The Return of the Gaze; Speciesism; Notes Towards a Holistic Relational Approach; Experiencing Animal Subjectivities; Notes

PART TWO: Representing AnimalityChapter 4 What We Can Do: Art Methodologies and Parities in Meeting; A Toe in Muddy Waters; The Human Supremacist: A Journey into Darkness; Limina: Meetings on the Shore; The Politics of Play; We are not Alone; Notes; Chapter 5 Horse-Crazy Girls: Alternative Embodiments and Socialities; Notes; Chapter 6 Writing Relations: The Crab, the Lobster, the Orchid, the Primrose, You, Me, Chaos and Literature1; Postcultures vs Transcultures; Ontologies vs Relations; Animals and Slavery; Creole Naturecultures; Angèle and Werecat; 'Demythologizing Business'; Transformation

CommunicationFinal Encounters; Notes; PART THREE: Thinking Beyond the Divide; Chapter 7 Affective Animal: Bataille, Lascaux and the Mediatization of the Sacred1; Animal Media: Lascaux, Bataille and Cattle Affect; The End of the Work of Art, and the Consumption of Mediatized Labour; Notes; Chapter 8 Levinas, Bataille and the Theology of Animal Life; Introduction; The Key Importance of Levinas; Sensibility and the Cerebral; Individualism and Egalitarianism; Love: Scarcity or Surplus? A General Economy of Ethical Life; Dietary Glory; Closing; Notes

Chapter 9 Degrees of 'Freedom': Humans as Primates in Dialogue with Hans Urs von BalthasarIntroduction; The Question of Animal Agency; Mapping Cognitive Capacities of Other Animals; Human Freedom and Other Animals in Hans Urs von Balthasar; Humans in Animal Cultures; Some Tentative Conclusions; Notes; PART FOUR: Animal-Human-Machine-God; Chapter 10 Inhuman Geometry: Aurochs, Angels and the Refuge of Art; The God Machine; From the Cave of Making to the Mirror of Dreams; Of Music, Monoliths and Monuments; Insects, Apes and Angels; Notes; Chapter 11 Articulating the Inhuman: God, Animal, Machine

Monstrous liaisonsGod Out of Joint: Aristotle; Articulating the Animal System: Kant; Beast, Sovereign, Machine: Derrida; Judgements: Deleuze/Guattari; Conclusion; Notes; Chapter 12 Transforming the Human Body; Human Anatomists' Views of Bodily Transformation; The Artificial in Historical Perspective; Human-Machine Interfaces; Cyborgs; Body Worlds; Concluding Thoughts; Notes; Bibliography; Index

Beyond Human investigates what it means to call ourselves human beings in relation to both our distant past and our possible futures as a species, and the questions this might raise for our relationship with the myriad species with which we share the planet. Drawing on insights from zoology, theology, cultural studies and aesthetics, an international line-up of contributors explore such topics as our origins as reflected in early cave art in the upper Palaeolithic through to our prospects at the forefront of contemporary biotechnology. In the process, the book positions ""the human"" in readin

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ClaireMolloy is Senior Lecturer in the School of Politics, History, Media & Communication at Liverpool Hope University, UK and a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.She has published on anthropomorphism, representations of animals invideogames and literature and dangerousdogs, media and risk. She is the author of Memento (EUP 2010) and Popular Media and Animal Ethics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and co-editor of American Independent Cinema: Indie, Indiewood and Beyond (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).<br> Steven Shakespeare is Lecturer in Philosophy at Liverpool Hope University and a Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. His publications include The Inclusive God (co authored with Hugh Rayment-Pickard, SCM, 2006), Radical Orthodoxy: A Critical Introduction (SPCK, 2007) and Derrida and Theology (T and T Clark, 2009).

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