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Sex and the Posthuman Condition

Authors: Hauskeller, M.

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This book looks at how sexuality is framed in enhancement scenarios and how descriptions of the resulting posthuman future are informed by mythological, historical and literary paradigms. It examines the glorious sex life we will allegedly enjoy due to greater control of our emotions, improved capacity for pleasure, and availability of sex robots.

About the authors

Michael Hauskeller is an Associate Professor at, and Head of, the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of Exeter, UK. He has published more than a dozen philosophical books including Biotechnology and the Integrity of Life (2007) and Better Humans? Understanding the Enhancement Project (2013), and more than 80 research papers.

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“Hauskeller’s new volume focuses on the posthumanist use–current and prospective–of technologies to improve or otherwise control love life. … the book brings up issues whose importance to the immediate present signal how pivotal are the more perennial underlying philosophical problems. … Readers with an interest in the health of the present world should read this very accessible book. Everyone from philosophers to industrialists and average readers could benefit.” (Lantz Fleming Miller, Science and Engineering Ethics, Vol. 22, 2016)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • After the Singularity: The Glorious Sex Life of the Posthuman

    Hauskeller, Michael

    Pages 1-10

  • Sexbots on the Rise

    Hauskeller, Michael

    Pages 11-23

  • Three Literary Paradigms: Pygmalion, The Sandman and The Future Eve

    Hauskeller, Michael

    Pages 24-40

  • Promethean Shame and the Engineering of Love

    Hauskeller, Michael

    Pages 41-52

  • The Rehabilitation of the Human Body: Lawrence and Houellebecq

    Hauskeller, Michael

    Pages 53-63

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sex and the Posthuman Condition
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39350-0
DOI
10.1057/9781137393500
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39349-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48358-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 98
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