The Proactionary Imperative

A Foundation for Transhumanism

Authors: Fuller, S., Lipinska, V., Lipi?ska, Veronika

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The Proactionary Imperative debates the concept of transforming human nature, including such thorny topics as humanity's privilege as a species, our capacity to 'play God', the idea that we might treat our genes as a capital investment, eugenics and what it might mean to be 'human' in the context of risky scientific and technological interventions.

About the authors

Author Steve Fuller: Steve Fuller is Augustus Comte Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, UK.He is author of eighteen books including Humanity 2.0: What It Means to be Human Past, Present and Future, Dissent over Descent: Intelligent Design's Challenge to Darwinism, Kuhn vs Popper: The Struggle for the Soul of Science, The Intellectualand Science vs Religion? Intelligent Design and the Problem of Evolution. His work has been translated into twenty languages.

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"The book's foremost strength is its willingness to address the challenging social justice issues which those on the libertarian side of the transhumanist movement might otherwise overlook. Also greatly commendable is the varied array of material the authors summon to make their case. Accordingly, anyone who identifies with the need for future collectivist and democratic (as opposed to the typical market-driven) strategies for human enhancement, will undoubtedly find this text a well-informed 21st century starting point." - Sociological Imagination


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Fuller, Steve (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • Precautionary and Proactionary as the Twenty-first-century’s Defining Ideological Polarity

    Fuller, Steve (et al.)

    Pages 12-43

  • Proactionary Theology: Discovering the Art of God-Playing

    Fuller, Steve (et al.)

    Pages 44-61

  • Proactionary Biology: Recovering the Science of Eugenics

    Fuller, Steve (et al.)

    Pages 62-98

  • A Legal and Political Framework for the Proactionary Principle

    Fuller, Steve (et al.)

    Pages 99-128

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Proactionary Imperative
Book Subtitle
A Foundation for Transhumanism
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-30292-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137302922
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-30297-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-43309-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 153
Topics