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New Bioeth. 2015;21(2):117-27.

Transhumanism: A New Kind of Promethean Hubris.

Abstract

Asking whether transhumanist hopes of overcoming ageing and cognitive and other shortcomings are realistic, this paper pitches a Christian anthropology against a transhumanist anthropology. It is shown that on critical examination many of the technologies proposed by transhumanists in order to better or extend human life raise questions about dualism and materialism, about our nature as relational beings, and indeed even about what it means to be alive.

PMID:
27124960
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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