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The Contemporary Posthuman

The interest in what can be considered ‘posthumanism’ has surged over the past few years. There is no surprise as to why, given the urgency and immanence of a likely sixth mass extinction event, and the catastrophic consequences of global warming. These processes, all of which fundamentally rest on the foundations of human practices and abuses, are forcing us to rethink our place in existence.

The foundations of this position have a history firmly rooted in the daily practices and beliefs of Western cultures. The Contemporary Posthuman confronts these assumptions of truth, head-on. The author follows his conceptual journey with practical steps for putting his philosophy into practice, by drawing on philosophy, design, art, and architecture.

The Contemporary Posthuman was originally published in Italian by Einaudi, and was translated from the Italian by Dr Steven Umbrello.

Author: Dr Leonardo Caffo is Professor of Art and Philosophy at NABA, Milano, Italy. Translator Dr Steven Umbrello is Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands and is the Managing Director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (501c3 non profit, Boston, MA).

Title: The Contemporary Posthuman
Subject Classification: Philosophy, Society and Culture, Bioethics
BIC Classification: HP, JF, PSAD
Binding: Hardback, pp.107
Publication date: 25th February 2022
ISBN (printed book): 978-1-80441-010-3
ISBN (web pdf): 978-1-80441-011-0

Price: £69.99

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